A little jazz is on tap this Sunday in Ladner.
The Trio Project will perform at Ladner United Church in the latest offering of the popular Sunday@3 Concert Series.
Consisting of Stephen Robb (music director of Delta Community Music School) on piano, Brent Gubbles on bass and Stan Taylor on drums, the concert will pay tribute to the classic piano trio format and homage to the traditional jazz piano masters such as Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Oscar Peterson.
Robb is a long-time Ladner resident known both as a pianist and reed player, and has served as music director at the Delta Community Music School for more than 20 years.
He is one of the founders of the South Delta Jazz Festival and Workshop.
Gubbels has been a Vancouver-based professional musician and teacher for nearly 20 years. In that time he’s worked with a number of local musicians and ensembles, including the Hard Rubber Orchestra, Gypsalero, Rumba Calzada, John Reischman, the Vince Mai Project, Jesse Zubot, Dal Richards, Lee Aaron and Dee Daniels.
Taylor has been an integral part of the Vancouver jazz scene for close to 30 years. He has played with such artists as Kenny Wheeler, PJ Perry, Vinny Golia, Pat LaBarbara, Ray Anderson and Paul Plimley.
The trio has played together in a variety of circumstances over many years, but this is the first time they will present an entire concert as just a trio with no additional musicians. Repertoire will include traditional jazz standards from the Great American Song Book as well as a few new compositions.
Robb is a returning Sunday @3 artist and organizers of the concert series are thrilled to have him back.
The concert starts at 3 p.m. at the church located at 4960-48th Ave.
Admission is $10 at the door.