About PK3 Jazz Trio
Add sophistication to your event with live jazz from the PK3 Jazz Trio. The group consists of Kristian Braathen on drums, Miles Black on piano, and Jodi Proznick on acoustic bass. Inspiration for the trio includes legends such as Oscar Peterson Ahmad Jamal and Harry Connick Jr. The professional jazz band has experience performing in events including weddings, corporate functions, private events, hotel lounges, restaurants, and jazz festivals. The band is located in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
Miles is one of Canada's most accomplished jazz pianists and has experience in many facets of the music industry. He is a highly acclaimed arranger, producer, composer, session musician, guitarist, vocalist, bassist, saxophonist, songwriter, and musical theatre director. His jobs include music therapist and collegiate music instructor. He has worked with artists such as Mark Murphy, Lee Konitz, Slide Hampton, George Coleman, and Scott Hamilton.
Jodi is a Juno-nominated bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator. She has numerous National Jazz Awards, including Bassist of the Year in 2008 and 2009. She is the founder and leader of the Jodi Proznick Quartet. Her group has won prestigious awards, such as the Acoustic Group of the Year and Album of the Year in 2008 and the Galaxie Rising Star at the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in 2000. Jodi has worked with many of Canada’s top jazz artists, including PJ Perry, Don Thompson, Kirk MacDonald, and Hugh Fraser. She has also been featured on over 30 recordings.
Kristian has experience as a professional musician for more than twenty years. He has a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the Music Faculty at Capilano University. Following that, Kristian studied with world renowned jazz drummer, Jeff Hamilton. He has toured with the Russell Jackson Band from 2000 to 2003 in Canada and the United States, working with artists such as Donald Harrison and Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy. From 2005 to present, Kristian has led the Kristian Braathen Trio, or PK3, who won the 2013 Factor Recording Grant.
PK3 is liability insured and offers a polished sound and sharp style to your wedding. Your guests will be raving about the jazz selections the band has in store. The services offered for weddings include:
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[Anonymous] Married on 21/06/2014
Now that the last of our-of-town guests has left for home, my newly minted husband and I are able to sit down and take a few minutes to say a quick "THANK YOU!" for everything Kristian has done for us. Kristian was an absolute pleasure to work with. The music at the reception was fantastic!! Our guests raved about the music selection and we loved how bodies were moving in their seats, feet were tapping and some guests even got up to dance! Thank you so much for that.Sent on 27/06/2014
Again, thanks so much Kristian and to the rest of the band for making our big day sound so special.
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