The Intention began as the Mark Nanni Trio in 1996 as an original jazz combo. Over the years, there have been personnel changes, a change of name to The Intention, and radical changes in genre. While the band will always at its core be a jazz group in the tradition of a modern Bill Evans Trio due to its conversational, interactive improvisational style, they now stretch into all manner of Jam/Classic Rock and original material. Regardless of the style, the collective improvisational style remains as the thread uniting all of the different genres played.
This is a band with years of chemistry under its belt now featuring Mark Nanni on keyboards, Josh Dekaney on percussion, and Don Martin on bass.