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333 North Oak Street  Ukiah, Ca 95482  (707) 462-4094
Ukiah School of Music ~ 333 N. Oak Street ~ Ukiah, CA 95482 ~ 707-462-4094
Tracie Triolo
   Tracie Triolo grew up in Boulder, Colorado where she developed a passion for food, music and the outdoors.  She began working in her family's restaurant at an early age and spent most of her spare time playing music, skiing, backpacking, and refining her back country cooking skills.  After graduating from Niwot High School, she moved to Florida, joined the local musician's union, played with the local symphony, several big bands, and small jazz ensembles.  Tracie studied music at Daytona Beach College as a flute performance major, then worked on developing better saxophone technique at the University of Colorado.  She later went on to complete a degree in culinary arts through the New School for Social Research at the New York Restaurant School in Manhattan.

  Currently residing in Mendocino County, Tracie teaches woodwinds privately at the Ukiah School of Music and coaches jazz bands at the Opus Music School during the school year.  She plays piccolo and flute with the Ukiah Symphony, the Lake County Symphony, and the Symphony of the Redwoods.  She plays baritone saxophone in the Mendocino College and Santa Rosa Wednesday Night big bands.  She has also worked playingreed instruments in musical theatre productions for the Glorianna Opera Company, Ukiah Players  
Theatre, and the School for Arts and Cultural Education in Ukiah, a performing arts school for young kids.

  Although Tracie has always enjoyed playing Latin jazz with various ensembles, she began focusing on Latin influenced classical music through her association with harpist Jessica Schaeffer.  Challenged and inspired by the jazz-like rhythmic and harmonic complexity of the music, the flute and harp duo began including works by Piazolla and other South American composers in their performances.
  Tracie met Dorian May while playing various jazz projects, and the pianist later
invited her to join a traditional Salsa band, Mendocino Caliente.   The group combined forces with some of the top Bay Area players and had the good fortune to be coached by master Latin bassist David Belove.  Out of that association, Tracie and Dorian decided to put together the Latin jazz quartet, The
Sambanistas, which joined forces with the celebrated Ukiah-based congero Amunka Davila and Mendocino Calinte's bassist, Dorothea May.