TRIISM is a jazz trio from Northern California that plays creative arrangements of original compositions, Balkan folk music, pop songs and jazz standards. Featuring saxophonist Levi Saelua, bassist Alex Reiff and drummer Jim Frink, their collaborative arrangements often develop from conversations about politics, pop culture, science and comedy. As a group, they have played shows and festivals in the US and Europe, including the 2016 EUROPAfest jazz competition, where they were awarded the Grand Prix.
Saxophonist/composer Levi Saelua has worked as a professional musician since the age of 16. He has had the opportunity to perform with artists in a wide array of genres, from jazz to classical, hip hop to bluegrass. He has written, produced and played on albums for groups in California, Chicago, and New York, and has traveled the world performing for audiences in the US, Australia, Asia and Europe. Alex Reiff has performed with world class musicians such as Donny McCaslin, Steve Turre, Dave Pietro, Nancy King and Wycliffe Gordon.