The Band

Black Hole Trio is a jazz fusion funk band formed in 2008 and based in Chicago. Envisioned as a platform for highly experimental, improvisation and open structure. Band influences are Mahavishnu orchastra, King crimson, Tower of power. the sound is similar to Chicago post rockers “Liquid soul.The core line up features David Sistanich on Guitar,Thom Miecznikowski on fretless bass and Jerry King on drums. A rotating circle of guest artists are often invited to perform.Black hole trio has recently released their debut album with producer and performer Ellis Clark at his Angle City studio with additional tracks recorded at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio.

Back Story

…Dave and Jerry began their longtime musical collaboration and friendship in 2001 slaving at Northwestern University, played together with the eight piece swing band The Sound and the Fury and the festival blues band Blues Savant. Jerry King ( a percussion major, Bloom School of Jazz veteran, and pupil of local jazz drummer Joel Spencer) is one of the busier drummers on the Chicago scene with seats in local bands Help Desk, Dave Roth and the Issues, and Frank Tribes Band, as well past rock outfit Moxie Blue.

Dave Sistanich studied jazz guitar under former Gary Burton sideman Jerry Hahn at Portland State University and went on to play in jam and funk bands the Jiggle Show and Illogic as well as several gigs playing standards in Portland, OR before coming back to Chicago to join Jerry in the aforemetioned collaborations.

This complex instrumental music has brewed beneath the surface for a couple of years. After recording a one shot EP with West Coast bassist Greg Jackson, Thom Miecznikwowski was recruited to play bass. Thom is a longtime veteran of the Chicago rock and jazz/fusion scene, with recent stints in fusion band Toolbox, MoonZoo, and pop band Life on Mars. Most recently, Blackhole Trio acquired Dan Krzywicki ..boards. Dan played a few years in Indiana with blues/rock band Shoeshine and the Muddy Souls, before returning to Chicago. After some offshoot gigs with funk/jam band Minor Blowout, he found his place with Blackhole trio, injecting an erie jazz ambience into the music. Dan’s influences include John Medeski, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock.


Some Influences :

Led Zeppelin, Return to Forever, Jeff Beck, King Crimson, Weather Report, MMW, Thin Lizzy, the Meters, John Scofield, P-​Funk, Miles, Monk, Mingus

Sounds Like :

Make the Jump to Light Speed. Mainly Instrumental Fusion of Rock, Funk, and Jazz. Funky Grooves, Spaced Out Improv Experiments. Well Crafted Tunes characterize this electric four piece. Strap Yourselves In…