Westgaard & Uzameckis
The PJ Fossum trio is a recently formed group led by pianist and composer Paul Jacob Michel Fossum (Canada). Along with bassist Rafał Rózalski (Poland) and drummer Ivar Myrset Asheim (Norway), this project delves into modern piano trio sounds pull strongly from the roots and the branches of jazz and the Black American Music tradition as well as improvised music. Each of their musical voice brings a unique perspective this group creating an interactive and vibrant group-sound.
Born and raised in Canada, and having cut his teeth in New York, PJ has been moulded into a multidimensional artist. From ambient to avant-garde, bebop to baroque, indie-rock to impressionist he merges these influences in an inventive and expressive manner. He has shared the stage with the likes of Tyshawn Sorrey, Ingrid Jensen, William Bell, Nir Felder, Val Jeanty, among others and has studied with Reggie Workman, Kirk Nurock, Jane Ira Bloom, and Sam Yahel.