Trio Non Sequitur formed in 1982, when the founding members were students at New York City's leading conservatories. Since then, they have had every worthy experience the world of classical chamber music has to offer, and they have expanded their horizons to include a variety of improvised and world musical styles. Individually, they have been concertizing as soloists, chamber musicians, and symphony musicians, performing at music festivals and teaching in schools, colleges and conservatories all over the United States, all the while continuing to perform together as a trio. The members have performed at such auspicious venues as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Caramoor Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Cafe, The Brooklyn Museum, New Jersey Center for the Performing Arts, Steel Stacks, and many, many more.
While some chamber music ensembles may dabble in other musical styles, Trio Non Sequitur's ventures into jazz, blues, Latin and Brazilian music, free improvisation, electronic music, and world music set them apart from virtually every other chamber music ensemble today. Each member is are fully embedded in these other musical worlds. Their performances are exciting explorations of the ensemble's traditional repertoire of the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as adventures in new territories of musical style and instrumentation. With Jessica Valiente, flutes; Jennifer Axelson, violin; and Nioka Workman, cello.