5-Man Trio from America's First Corps Band

Boosting Morale, Education and Community Support through Jazz and Groove

The heart of a Warrior with the soul of a poet, the 5-Man Trio is anything but ordinary. Its members have brought a wealth of combat experience from the deserts of Iraq to the cold mountains of Afghanistan. Their music has sustained them through the lonely nights in Kuwait and hard rains in Korea. And with fate, chance and a little luck they have all come together in the great Pacific Northwest.

As part of America’s First Corp Band stationed at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, the 5-Man Trio is entrenched in the community. Their active performance schedule supports military and government functions as well as educational outreach from pre-K through college. The 5-Man Trio is a regular performer at the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival, Portland’s Rose Festival and has been featured live on KNKX radio – Seattle’s public jazz and NPR station.

The 5-Man Trio draws heavily from jazz, R&B and funk. Their music has been described as “…smartly-arranged pop jazz covers and cool original tune(s)…” – KNKX online. With a strong melodic sensibility rooted in pop hits they explore new sonic textures and odd meters while never sacrificing the groove. They have also been called “The Best Band in the World.” – Ariana (age 8), Lyons Elementary School, Tacoma, Washington.

When they are not training or performing together the 5-Man Trio enjoy exploring the Pacific Northwest with friends and family.


The mission of the I Corps Band is to provide music supporting unified land operation and instill in our forcese the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote America's interests at home and abroad. Army Music serves as a combat multiplier and plays an integral part in the sustainment of forces engaged in unified land operations.

Through world-class musical ceremonies and performances, the I Corps Army Band helps create bonds between the United States Army and the Pacific Northwest community. Using music to bridge language, cultural, societal, and socio-economic differences, the Band's performances strengthen local community relationships and inspire positive and long-lasting impressions of the United States Army.