MYRON MCKINLEY TRIO
The Myron McKinley Trio is a powerhouse group comprising multi-hyphenates Myron McKinley (Piano/Keys), Ian Martin (Bass), and Stacey Lamont Sydnor (Drums/Percussion). As journeymen bandmates for some of the greatest groups and artists in music history, these three friends are now collaborating to make music of their own electrifying live audiences in the United States, Europe and the Far East.
MUSIC DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, DRUMMER
Stacey Lamont Sydnor
Stacey Lamont Sydnor is a music director, producer, drummer, percussionist, songwriter, and composer for an assortment of Emmy winning TV shows. Born and raised in Crystal Hill, Virginia, Sydnor began playing the snare drums at the age of eleven.
Larger-than-life Sydnor attracts audiences with his infectious humor and keeps the group at a constant high energetic level. Sydnor has worked in every possible genre of music performing with artists from Hilary Duff to P. Diddy, Alicia Keys and more.
BASSIST, WRITER, PRODUCER
Ian Martin is an accomplished bassist, writer, and producer. He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He attended college in United States, but didn’t officially move to Los Angeles until 2001.
Martin’s calmness is considered the “glue” of the trio; his stoic style perfectly blending and balancing McKinley and Sydnor’s verve and high spirits respectively. Martin’s accomplished solo career has earned him first- call status with many artists including David Foster, Barry Manilow, and Barbra Streisand.
PIANIST, PRODUCER, COMPOSER
Myron McKinley is a pianist, producer, songwriter, programmer, and film score composer for hit box office films and television shows. Born and raised in Los Angeles and a University of Southern California alumni, McKinley began studying Jazz and Classical piano at the tender age of three.
A captivating musician, he is known for his contagious energy on stage and, as a true perfectionist working with the very best in the industry. He is currently the music director and keyboardist for legendary ensemble Earth Wind & Fire, having also been on tour with the late Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan and many others.