Bryn Roberts Trio
NYC Jazz Pianist with Paul Keller and Pete Siers
- $30 Assigned Rows 1-2
- $20 Assigned Rows 3-5
- $15 General Admission
- $5 Student
- Bryn Roberts, piano
- Paul Keller, bass
- Pete Siers, drums
This performance is supported by the Don Chisholm Friends of Jazz at Kerrytown Concert House.
Pianist/keyboardist/composer Bryn Roberts lives in New York City, where he is in demand in a wide variety of musical contexts.
Roberts has performed extensively both as a sideman and a leader. He has played at many of New York's prestigious jazz clubs, including the Blue Note, Birdland, Smalls, Fat Cat, the 55 Bar and the Jazz Gallery. He has appeared with many of New York's top jazz musicians, including Seamus Blake, Chris Cheek, Chris Potter, Lage Lund, Victor Lewis, Jochen Ruckert, Will Vinson, Matt Penman, John Ellis, Rodney Green, Jonathan Blake, Kendrick Scott, Jonathan Kreisberg and vocalist Melba Joyce. Bryn is a member of the acclaimed Alan Ferber Nonet, and has recorded with the group for three releases: "Scenes From An Exit Row", "The Compass" and "Chamber Songs" the last of which features one of Bryn's compositions. He has recorded numerous concerts and sessions for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Radio and has made many festival appearances, including the Montreal International Jazz festival, the Edinburgh Festival (UK) and the Oslo International Jazz Festival (Norway). Bryn has two albums out as a leader: his debut "Present Tense", and "Ludlow", featuring Seamus Blake, bassist Drew Gress and drummer Mark Ferber on the Fresh Sound/New Talent label. His third album featuring Seamus Blake, Johnathan Blake and Orlando LeFleming will be released this spring.
In recent years, Bryn has turned his talents to the world of rock, pop, R and B and folk music as well, performing with Juno-award-winning artist Serena Ryder (Atlantic Records), and touring widely with the acclaimed folk-pop singer Dar Williams (Razor and Tie Records), with whom he has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Town Hall, Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble in Woodstock, and many other concert venues throughout the USA, UK and Canada. He has also performed with a long list of other artists including UK singer Rumer, Josh Radin, Everett Bradley, LP, Malaysian singer Yuna, southern rocker Kevn Kinney (of Drivin N Cryin) Rene Lopez, The Madison Square Gardeners, Tim Easton, JP Olsen, Jim Keller and Gloria Reuben.
Paul Keller is one of the busiest bassists in the Detroit area today, earning the nickname “The House Bass Player For The State Of Michigan.” Since 1989, Paul has led the 15-piece Paul Keller Orchestra, which plays original, obscure and classic big band material from all periods of jazz history, and performs every Monday night at the Zal Gaz Grotto in Ann Arbor. Paul also plays in the popular Keller/Kocher Quartet and in The Paul Keller Ensemble, a three-horn sextet that features creative arrangements by Keller and his bandmates. Paul has been recognized internationally for his association with pianist/singer Diana Krall and guitarist Russell Malone.
Peter Siers can be heard performing in groups throughout the region, including the Latin group Los Gatos and his own trio and quartet. Siers is an original member of the award winning Paul Keller Orchestra (PKO), which plays original, obscure and classic big band material from all periods of jazz history. He also performs and has recorded with Bess Bonnier, Mr. B, guitarist Ray Kamalay and his Red Hot Peppers, The Easy Street Jazz Band, The Motor City Classic Jazz Band with Marcus Belgrave, The Ron Brooks Trio, The Tad Weed Freedom Ensemble, and James Dapogny & his Chicago Jazz Band.