GUITAR - Jordan Lebrun

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Jordan Lebrun has been playing guitar since age thirteen in 2003. He studied jazz and contemporary guitar at the Vancouver Community College School of Music and played in the VCC Jazz Orchestra directed by Alan Matheson. He has played with FAT Jazz from 2010-2012 and 2016-present.

PIANO/KEYS - Ruby Seah

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Ruby Seah has been playing piano since the age of 4. Throughout school, she enjoyed accompanying choirs, and playing clarinet, trumpet, and alto sax in concert and jazz bands. At UBC, she studied English and linguistics, but continued to pursue her love of music by playing in musicals with Royal City Musical Theatre and Align Entertainment, and by obtaining her ARCT teacher's diploma from the Royal Conservatory of Music. After her practicum at Pinetree Secondary School, she became familiar with FAT Jazz and joined in 2011. She currently teaches music at Aubrey Elementary School in Burnaby, and teaches piano after school in her home studio.

 

Ruby takes her Yamaha P105B keyboard to gigs.

BASS - Ward Tinney

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Ward Tinney is a family physician who has played in musical groups (jazz bands, community bands, orchestras, and string quartets) since childhood. He has played bass with FAT Jazz since 2004.

DRUMS - Chris Carmichael

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Chris Carmichael has been with FAT Jazz since 1999. He began playing drums in Australia and studied teaching and music at university. He began his career as a session player in Tamworth NSW Australia (country music capital). He worked with many bands and artists before leaving for Canada in 1991.

Chris recently retired in 2021 where he taught music at Pinetree Secondary School in Coquitlam, BC.