One of the most classic institutions in the history of jazz is the art of the jazz piano trio. Off the top of my head there is piano trios led by Nat King Cole, Oscar Peterson, Ahmad Jamal, Red Garland, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Brad Mehldau to name a few. Through these artists they brought longevity, innovation, creativity, popularity, and group interplay into their groups, while creating music that is timeless and rewarding.
In this varied list of trios led by pianists, you can now add a fellow Canadian into this illustrious mix of holding and engendering a trio for now 20 years. The trio I am referring to is the Steve Koven Trio led by Steve on piano and compositions, bassist Rob Clutton, and drummer Anthony Michelli.