What started as a trio of musicians who played together for fun while students at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute for Music evolved into Time for Three, or Tf3 for short—a charismatic ensemble with a reputation for limitless enthusiasm and no musical boundaries. Violinists Zachary De Pue and Nicolas Kendall first discovered their mutual love of fiddling in the country western and bluegrass styles. Then bassist Ranaan Meyer introduced them to his deep roots in jazz and improvisation. After considerable experimentation, the three officially formed Tf3.
Nick Kendall, Ranaan Meyer and Zachary DePue of Time for Three attend the inaugural exhibit of vintage Breguet timepieces on board the USS Intrepid on June 14, 2012 in New York City.
The students listen in rapt attention as Zach DePue and Nick Kendall masterfully bow their violins, and bassist Ranaan Meyer grimaces and nods his head to whatever he feels as he plucks out a beat. Always communicating between one another with their eyes, the group lets the music move them as they perform crowd favorites like their own rendition of Imogen Heap's "Hide and Seek."