The Atlanta Jazz Trio perpetuates the art form of Jazz, performing classic and contemporary jazz at concerts, festivals, corporate events, weddings, receptions & private parties throughout the southeast.
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Ken Cowan – Piano
Ken has been playing jazz for 30 years. He studied with trumpeter/bassist London Branch at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. While in Chattanooga Ken also studied with the late Dr. Billy Taylor, performed regularly at the Riverbend Festival and played piano in house bands at the Walden Club, Comedy Catch and the Chatanoogan. Over the years, he has appeared on the bill with such greats as T.S. Monk Jr., The Vince Clarke Quintet and Kenny Burrell. Ken has also performed with saxophonist-educator Chris Vadala, long time saxophonist with Chuck Mangione.
Dave Back – Bass
Dave Back is a freelance bassist who has been playing in local and regional acts since 1996. Dave formally studied classical performance and jazz improvisation completing his degree at Georgia State University Atlanta. Dave currently performs concerts and gives master-classes with the Atlanta Jazz Trio, works with musical groups such as Trio of Destiny, Snazz Jazz Band, Part Time Weekends Variety Band and Blue Suede Entertainment.
Paul Vogler – Percussion
Paul grew up in Atlanta but got his first real exposure to many of the jazz greats while living in Washington DC. There he heard Errol Garner, Stan Getz, George Benson and many others. Returning to Atlanta in the late 1970's, Paul completed his undergraduate study as percussion major at Kennesaw College (now Kennesaw University). He earned a Masters degree in Music from UT Chattanooga where he also performed as an independent jazz artist. Since then Paul has worked as a college instructor teaching Jazz studies, Electronic Music, World Music and percussion. Playing concerts and festivals Paul has appeared on the bill with Dr. Billy Taylor, T.S. Monk, Jr., The New York Voices as well as many other well known regional and national artists.
Ken Cown (Keyboard),
Dave Beck (Bass),
Paul Vogler (Percussion),
Paul Newkirk (Vocals),
Tempe Otto (Vocals)