A California native, vibraphonist and composer Tyler Blanton is being recognized in New York and abroad as a major new voice on his instrument. His work has received reviews in many major publications including Downbeat, Jazztimes, Village Voice, and The New York Times. Blanton's groups are consistently composed of leading figures of the NYc jazz scene. His groups have performed at 55 Bar, The Living Room, The Blue Note, and Smalls jazz club, among others. In addition, he has toured and given workshops in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. In a recent review, his latest release Gotham, was praised by journalist Dan McClenaghan of All About Jazz as "Highly Original, very modern sound...nothing short of exceptional."