“TC THE 3RD represents the true essence of what vocalizing is all about. He's has a beautiful rich sound to his voice, and his phrasing is on point. Rather it is a lush ballad or hard swinger. He has it all. This gentleman is absolutely the real deal!”
— Joey DeFrancesco - GRAMMY Award Winning Jazz Organist
Bio & Reviews
Rich jazz tones emanate from his soul, vocalizing rhythms, and mesmerizing audiences the world over. He’s TC THE 3RD, a singer, songwriter, and producer. Known to jazz lovers as the Voice of Jazz. His roots are embedded in Jazz, nurtured by jazz lullabies because his mother, Trudy Pitts, an acclaimed organist, fed jazz notes to him, while his father, celebrated drummer, Mr. C., instilled jazz beats into his very being. He was only fourteen when he began performing with Trudy Pitts and Mr. C.
He studied voice at the prestigious Settlement Music School in South Philadelphia – then effectively carried the Philly sound of Jazz to New York City and became recognized in the New York jazz scene as a Master of Jazz Vocal styling.
“TC THE 3RD swings relentlessly! He has been blessed with the deep resonating
baritone voice that has defined the greatest jazz vocalists throughout history. His
blend of greats such as Eddie Jefferson, Leon Thomas, Joe Williams, Big Joe Turner,
and Johnny Hartman has given him his own unique voice and expression. TC THE
3RD is the natural extension of the Jazz vocal tradition. Stay tuned!”
Bobby Watson - Saxophonist, Composer, Educator
“TC THE 3RD - One of the top male vocalists singing jazz today."
“A Vocalist gifted with good taste and impressive chops.”
Hot House New York