A young and versatile individual from the quiet corner of Connecticut, bassist/composer Tyler Luppi is a sound pushing forward through jazz and the American tradition. Whether he be playing with friends from home, or with musicians from all over the world, Tyler makes music with a unique and passionate voice which draw an audience wherever he goes.
Tyler has performed as a leader and a sideman in several ensembles, including his jazz recording debut in 2011 with the “Orice Jenkins Trio” on the album Journals of a Teenage Chormaticist, and in 2013 with the Yoonmi Choi Trio. He can also be heard in the “Pranas Kentra Trio” on the 2014 album Vague Memoirs, and a record of his own compositions coming in 2015, Stories Listen.
He was a finalist in the 2013 Mechelen Jazz Competition in Belgium as a part of the “Sergej Avenesov Quartet” and was the winner of the 2014 Leiden Jazz Compeition as part of the “Yoonmi Choi Trio.” In 2013, Tyler toured and recorded in Lithuania where the trio won the 2013 Gitarų šėlsmas in the jazz category.
Tyler Luppi had his first musical lessons for piano from his grandmother in North Haven, Connecticut at age 8. Later, he and his family moved to Woodstock, Connecticut where he picked up electric bass at age 13 and received lessons from Jim Perry for bass and piano. At age 17, Tyler picked up the Acoustic Bass and began studying with Gregg August, and recently graduated with a Bachelor's of Jazz in Groningen, Netherlands at the Prince Claus Conservatoire with Joris Teepe and Paul Berner.
Now, Tyler performs regularly throughout the East Coast and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Luppi has played on stages all over including Boston, Hartford, New York City, Bimhuis, Lithuania, Germany, Belgium, Idstein Jazz Festival, Swingin' Groningen Festival, and opened for Candy Dulfer at Jazztime at Amphion. He is currently working on several projects including a quintet playing his compositions, Stories Listen.