Tsawwassen house concert to feature jazz quartet

An intimate house concert featuring jazz standards and originals is set for Sunday, Feb. 9 in Tsawwassen.

The Kris Jay Trio +1 will perform from 2 to 4 p.m. at 71 Diefenbaker Wynd, hosted by Yvonne De Troye.

Kris (Jay) Bowerman (trombone/vocals) Stephen Robb (piano/clarinet), Michael Wagler (bass) and Elliot Polsky (drums) make up the Kris Jay Trio +1.

During the afternoon concert the audience will be treated to the styles of swing, cool, bop, Latin and pop/jazz, with some ballads to complete the mix. A few vocal tunes will also be performed.

Bowerman started teaching at the Delta Community Music School with Robb several years ago, which is where their friendship and music collaborations began.

“We’ve been playing together for five or six years,” said Bowerman. “We have done a lot of corporate events and weddings and played a few concerts, but we want to do more stage events. Last summer we performed at the Taiwanese Cultural Festival and that’s where I added a drummer, so we want to do festivals and more and more of these concerts.”

De Troye hosts regular concerts at her home and is friends with Bowerman and his wife.

“We played as a jazz trio at a concert at her home two years ago,” he said. “Last time it was a trio and now this time it’s a quartet. The house concerts are wonderful. They are intimate with maybe 35 people. The audience can be right close up to the musicians. I love doing the house concerts.”

Contact De Troye for ticket information and to secure a seat at: ydetroye@gmail.com or call 604-943-8568. De Troye is asking guests to contribute $30 each for tickets with all of the money going to the musicians. There is no charge for students and musicians. She also asks guests to contribute $5 towards appetizers if they prefer not to bring one.

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