Jason White Trio with Amanda Kind
The element of surprise is around every corner with this trio!
Friday July 21, 2017 @ 3:30 pm – Waterloo Public Square Stage
The Jason White Trio consists of Jason White on piano, Paul Van Dyk on bass and Joe Ryan on drums. When they can wrangle themselves together for a concert, it is a live experience that brings together a wide array of tastes, styles, and directions for both the audience and the band! The element of surprise is around every musical corner with this trio.
Jason is active at the forefront of musical and interdisciplinary art-making in the Waterloo Region. He is seen regularly at The Jazz Room, commissions new works from composers around the world, and consults for other organizations on production. He coaches singers in jazz, opera, and musical theatre. He’s published more than 30 compositions, and his fresh approach to song arranging has gained him international attention.
Paul Van Dyk is one of Montreal’s busiest bass players. Originally from Kitchener, his playing spans a broad musical spectrum, from impromptu solo performances in the middle of jammed highway traffic to symphony orchestras. He can be heard performing with many other talented musicians, including Denis Chang, Leif Vollebekk, and Angela Galuppo.
Toronto-born Joe Ryan earned a BA in Philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier University where he met Jason White, and then he attended Humber College’s prestigious music program to earn his Bachelor of Music. Joe has been exposed to an incredible variety of musical and teaching styles, which have instilled a sense of time, feel, and openness in his playing. Joe invites you to walk straight up to him following his shows to learn more about him.
Originally from White Rock, BC, Amanda is a versatile singer, voice teacher and adjudicator. She has performed in various musicals, operas, and choral works as well as in pop and jazz concerts. She has been a featured artist and back up vocalist on various recordings and released a solo pop album entitled “Hello Heartache”. She’s appeared on stage in The Drowsy Chaperone, Anne of Green Gables, Into The Woods, Annie and other musicals, and been a featured soloist in a number of classical works including Handel’s Messiah. Amanda courageously blazes trails artistically, in recent years creating national champion show choir KW GLEE, releasing an internationally-popular cover of Oasis’ ‘Wonderwall’ with Jason White, and performing sold-out solo shows.