Jazz 3 was founded by Mario Porchetta (percussionist) whom has been leading the band since 2011. Its members come from different backgrounds but they share a common root: Jazz. The result is a merging of African, Caribbean and European traditions that creates a unique sound even when traditional jazz standards are played. Mario was trained in Afro Jazz percussion in the late seventies and started performing in 1982. Stefan Walcott studied music in the UK for three years and returned to Barbados in 2002 where he became a full time musician and an academic in cultural studies. Richard “Bill” Evans has been playing bass for over 20 years and in 2004 he went to Cuba for intensive training. He is also a graphic Designer.