Drawing inspiration from the many facets of modern life, influenced
by Malaysian and other Asian cultures, the music of WVC TRiO +1 cuts across many musical genres and defies any kind of classification. Tunes such as “The Art of the Wind Up Alarm Clock”, “Found and Lost”, “Standing in the Rain on Euclid Avenue” tries to examine and express the human condition in modern life, using the artform known as "jazz" as its stylistic musical vehicle.
Formed in 2006 as a trio, WVC TRiO +1 completed its quartet line up with the addition of saxophonist Julian Chan. The group has toured extensively in the region, heralding back the spirit being "on the road" of touring jazz bands of old. Through these regional tours, WVC TRiO +1 has brought its music to many corners of Malaysia, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Macao. In one of these tours, the quartet managed to travel extensively over 18 cities within a month, using different means of transportation, playing in many different types of venues.
WVC TRiO +1 has three instrumental albums - “WVC TRiO” (2008), “ELEVEN” (2009), “In the Dark, I See Her” (2011) - that explored different musical genres (while maintaining the spirit of jazz as its core) and combinations in its line-up. Most of the tunes recorded are original tunes written by the band members. In addition, the band also experiments
with transforming unlikely pop tunes, Chinese classics, and many mainstream music into new jazz re-arrangements, in the spirit of the great jazz musicians of old.
WVC TRiO +1 has been invited to appear in many festivals in the region such as Taichung Jazz Festival, Kota Kinabalu Jazz Festival, Phuket International Jazz Festival, Tianjin International Jazz Fest, Macao International Jazz Week, Tianjin May Music Festival and many others. In addition, the band has played extensively in the Malaysian local jazz clubs, from No Black Tie, Alexis, Nero Fico, (the now defunct) Venue, and many others.
The present incarnation of the WVC Trio + 1 consists of bandleader/composer/ arranger/music director/pianist Tay Cher Siang, bassist AJ, drummer KJ Wong and saxophonist Julian Chan. The band remains one of the most active units in the Malaysian performance circuit and is one of the most sought after bands in Malaysia for Hi-Fi recordings and live performances.
Tay Cher Siang 郑泽相
团长，钢琴家，编曲人，作曲家，制作人，教育家。毕业于美国West Virginia University,郑泽相在马来西亚和亚洲的音乐圈子非常活跃，参与国际乐队Unit Asia，巡回于日本各大城市，马尼拉，曼谷，清迈，新加坡，河内，胡志明市，文莱，吉隆坡，土耳其，印度，埃及，马德里，巴塞罗纳，罗马，科隆等地。他也参与音乐剧的制作，电影音乐的制作，和专辑从编曲，作曲到录音制作。郑泽相也热心于音乐教育的传播，尤其是爵士音乐在中文音乐圈子的传播，时常在不同的大学，学院，音乐学校给予讲座，教导等等。
Julian Chan 曾庆松
萨克斯管乐手，作曲家，编曲家，教育家。曾先生是马来西亚土生土长新生代萨克斯管演奏第一把手。早在2005年以主要萨克斯风手就参与了李宗盛“理性与感性“世界巡演，曾先生毅然在2009年放弃许多世界巡演的邀约到美国纽约Queens College 于世界名家Antonio Hart 学习爵士萨克斯风。学成归来的Julian Chan 仍然活跃于流行音乐圈子，为李宗盛，林忆莲，张信哲等等顶尖艺人伴奏。另外曾先生也是马来西亚爵士乐圈子里主要推手之一，热心于爵士音乐的普及和推动。
贝司手AJ 是乐团里面的摇滚巨星，隶属马来西亚最成功的摇滚乐队Popshuvit ，AJ的骨子里面却还是流着爵士音乐的血。平时他也是一位唱片监制，录音师，混音师。
鼓手KJ 是乐团里面最年轻的成员，刚刚毕业于美国加州Musician’s Institute，刚回国就被WVC TRiO +1 诚意邀约成为这个乐团的常任鼓手，而且已经在马来西亚的音乐圈子里面炙手可热。
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