TROMBONE 1 - Rouvin Seah
Rouvin Seah has been a trombonist since middle school (1997). Rouvin attended Douglas College and UBC (B.Mus; B.Ed), specializing in secondary music education. Rouvin currently teaches at Maillard Middle School in Coquitlam. He studied with Doug Sparkes (Douglas College), Gregory Cox (UBC) and Gordon Cherry (UBC). He has been a member of FAT Jazz since 2003. When not performing, Rouvin enjoys spending time with his family, playing board games with friends, online gaming, and eating!
Rouvin plays on a Bach Stradivarius LT16M trombone with a Bach 7C mouthpiece.
TROMBONE 2 - Rick Talarczyk
Rick Talarczyk, born and raised in Vancouver, graduated in 1977 from Kitsilano Secondary School, where he played lead trombone in their Senior Stage, Concert and Mariachi Bands. Although starting a successful career in industrial steel drafting and design, he was convinced to buy himself a horn and play for the local theatre companies. Thus, he began playing in pit orchestras for the North Shore Light Opera Society (NSLOS), TUTS, Savoy Players and even a couple of stints with MUSSOC at UBC. The jazz bug caught a hold of him and, along with some great friends, he started up his own stage band - No Fixed Address (thus named for the lack of a permanent rehearsal space). This began his love affair with the vibra-slap. The musician contacts he made led him to the Art Rogers' Big Band, Night Train Swing Band, Stardust, Britannia Jazz Band and other swing bands in the Vancouver area. A long musical journey has taken him to play many places around the world, including Club Meds in Mexico and the Bahamas, plus concert band trips to San Francisco, Eastern Canada, Maui and Europe.
Aside from starting at 2nd bone a year ago (2018) with FAT Jazz, Rick also plays 2nd bone for the Sanctuary All-Stars and 1st chair for the Delta Concert Band.
Rick plays on a silver Yamaha YSL-354V valve trombone with a Yamaha 45C2 (12C) mouthpiece.
TROMBONE 3 - Ian Clemens
Ian Clemens has been playing the trombone since elementary school and enjoys playing in community bands like FAT Jazz.
He owns and plays a variety of trombones and mouthpieces and chooses the appropriate combination depending on the situation.
TROMBONE 4 - Craig Hyndman
Craig Hyndman started playing trombone in 1979. He has played in many bands over the years and many styles including symphony orchestra, pit orchestra, concert band, and dixieland, but by far his favourite is big band. He joined FAT Jazz in 2015 and moved to the bass trombone part soon after that. He enjoys the big, full jazz sound that only a big band can produce.
Craig plays on a John Packer JP232 bass trombone with a Schilke 60 mouthpiece.