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Founded by bassist Hannah Marks in 2017, Heartland Trio consists of Hannah Marks on double bass and vocals, Barclay Moffitt on tenor saxophone, and Rocky Martin on drums. The band draws from Marks’ musical upbringing in folk and spirituals, while grounded in the group’s improvisational and groove background of jazz and rock. Along with their original compositions, Heartland Trio also uses jazz standards, rock songs, and traditional folk tunes as vehicles for expression. The trio’s sound reflects their desire to create with a gritty and spontaneous garage band mentality while exploring beyond the boundaries of the traditional roles of their instruments in a jazz setting.

“Constantly creative, intelligently arranged and often grounded in groove, this is one of the most engaging albums I’ve listened to in a while. The trio draws from an incredible amount of unlikely influences and sounds like a BAND with a clear direction and a very distinct voice.”

— Walter Smith III, tenor saxophonist and composer.

“…a very well integrated trio. The drive is deep, the grooves are crushing, and the spectrum of colors is vivid. It’s fully captivating,
and if I played tenor, I’d want to play it like this. The 

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Heartland Trio


May 14, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Dazzle at Baur’s
1512 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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