The Capital Trio

The Capital Trio is the perfect ensemble to set the mood and ambiance for your gala, cocktail hour, corporate event, ceremony, and more. With three Philadelphia

The Capital Trio Philadelphia Jazz Band

The Capital Trio is a jazz band composed of 3 friends who met in college and have been playing together ever since. John Dimase leads the Philadelphia jazz band on vocals and trumpet, Scott Edmunds on piano, and Brad Neely plays bass. Whether your event calls for traditional jazz, Italian classics, bossa nova, or fresh takes on your favorite pop songs, the Capital Trio is sure to deliver.

All three members studied jazz performance at Temple University, where they met, learned from, and continue to play with many of the great jazz musicians of our generation.

John Dimase The Capital Trio

More About the Capital Trio

John Dimase was born and raised in Albany, New York, the state’s capital. His hometown played a large role in his personal and musical development, hence the name of the trio. Following his older brother’s footsteps, he started learning piano in second grade, trumpet in fourth grade and joined the school jazz band in early high school.

He went on to study jazz at Temple University under Terell Stafford, and has since learned from great musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Tim Warfield, and John Swana among many others. In college he began singing, influenced by Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, and Nat King Cole, and singing has now become a large part of his musical career. Whether it be through his horn or his voice, John consistently captivates audiences with his smooth tone and use of melody.

Scott Pianist of Capital Trio

Hailing from Northeast Pennsylvania, Scott Edmunds is an active Philadelphia based pianist, composer, and educator.  Scott earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in jazz studies from Temple University, where he studied under renowned pianists Bruce Barth and Josh Richman. Scott has also had opportunities to perform with many influential musicians in the jazz genre such as Tim Warfield Jr., Wycliffe Gordon, Ann Hampton Callaway, Marshall Gilkes, Grammy nominated vocalist Carla Cook, and Dick Oatts, as well as with acclaimed musicians on the European scene such as Perico Sambeat.

Brad Neely, Bassist

Bassist Bradford Neely grew up in a musical family in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. He developed a deep love of jazz music in high school and went on to study at Temple University under world-renowned bassists Mike Boone and David Wong. Inspired by musicians like Stanley Clarke and Peter Washington, Brad is a very active member of the Philadelphia Jazz scene.

A cross-genre artist, Brad also plays electric bass in BVTLive!’s flagship band, and one of the most well known Philadelphia party bands to exist, Jellyroll.

Book Philly Jazz Band, The Capital Trio, for your Next Event!

In addition to jazz clubs around the world’s major cities, members of the Capital trio all have experience playing events with BVTLive!. Whether it be for a featured performance, wedding day, fundraiser, or holiday party, the Capital Trio will heighten your event with professionalism, personality, and most importantly, great music. Click the button below to speak with an entertainment specialist about the Philadelphia Jazz Band, The Capital Trio, today!

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