The Kris Jay Trio was formed by Kris Jay Bowerman in 2014 to serve the Greater Vancouver Area with quality jazz performances for various events needing background music — receptions, cocktail parties, corporate and civic events, weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries, and any kind of celebration. In 2018 the band expanded into performing at house concerts. The instrumentation of the trio consists of trombone, piano/keyboard, and acoustic bass.

In 2019 a drummer was added for when the group performs on stage with a listening audience, such as concerts and festivals. In this format the band is called the Kris Jay Trio + 1. In 2020 the Kris Jay Duo was born, with Kris and pianist Stephen Robb recording a special pre-taped concert of a mix of original and standard jazz tunes. In the spring of 2021 they recorded a virtual concert for Knox Instrumental Measures Series of all original music written by the performers. Just weeks after the duo concert, the trio recorded the same original tunes for another virtual concert.

Kris employs local professional level musicians who have years of experience to deliver a high quality musical experience for all occasions. The basic line-up is Kris Jay Bowerman, trombone; Stephen Robb, piano/keyboard; Brent Gubbels, bass; Elliot Polsky, drums.


Quality music for a successful event!

Greater Vancouver Area



Wedding Performance

Performances (short list)

Birthday Party (virtual concert) — Tsawwassen

Knox Instrumental Measures (virtual concert) — Vancouver

US Consulate General (party) — Vancouver 

Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Festival, Richmond  

CB2 Store Event, Vancouver  

Wedding Dinner Hour, Brock House Restaurant, Vancouver  

Long, Long Table, Surrey Civic Plaza, Surrey  

Wedding Cocktail Hour, The Beach House, West Vancouver  

House Concert, Tsawwassen, BC  

Assante Wealth Mgmt, Client Appreciation, Van. Art Gallery  

Birthday Party, Vancouver Rowing Club  

Interurban Tram, Richmond  

Wedding Reception, Fraserview Banquet Hall, Vancouver  

Department of Civil Engineering, Symposium Banquet, UBC  

Tri-City Paint & Design, 25th Anniversary, Port Coquitlam  

Easter Seals Regatta, Royal Vancouver Yacht Club  

Wedding Reception, Teahouse, Stanley Park  

Birthday Party, Kerrisdale Community Centre  

Perkins & Will, Corporate Reception, Marine Gateway  

Birthday/Retirement Party, Crescent Beach  

Auto West Group, Christmas Parties:  

    Vancouver Aquarium 

    River Rock Casino Theatre 

    Pacific Gateway Hotel  

Wolf & Hound Restaurant, Kitsilano, Vancouver