Nelson Boschman Trio



The Nelson Boschman Trio has been playing jazz throughout Vancouver and BC’s Lower Mainland since 1997. They met while studying in the Jazz Studies Program at Capilano College in North Vancouver, BC (Canada) and have enjoyed playing at various coffeehouses, restaurants, weddings, fundraisers, corporate functions, and even Jazz Vespers services. The group's creative, interactive style is influenced by the piano trios led by Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Brad Mehldau, and appeals to a wide audience.

Nelson Boschman (piano) studied with Miles Black and Brad Turner during his time at Capilano. In addition to playing with his trio and other combos, Nelson is a full time Professor of Worship Arts at Columbia Bible College (Abbotsford BC). Adam Thomas (bass) has studied and performed all over North America with some of the world's finest musicians. In addition to playing as a sideman for many talented combos, he leads his own group called the Adam Thomas Quartet. He can also be heard on Rob Wilkerson's new album on the Fresh Sound label, Imaginary Landscape. Kenton Wiens (drums) is currently teaching and performing with various groups in the Vancouver region.

In fall 2004, Boschman released his first CD as a composer/arranger/bandleader, entitled KEEPING TIME, Vol. 01: Sounding the Liturgical Year Through Jazz, which also featured Lance Odegard (trombone), Rob Des Cotes (flute), and Bria Skonberg (trumpet/fluegelhorn). As the album's title indicates, the songs correspond to the seasons of the liturgical year (also known as the "church year," or "Christian calendar"). The liturgical year is a way Christians have "kept time" for many centuries. (For a great article by Nelson about the Theology of Jazz Worship visit here!)

Of this release, Lee Prosser of writes: “A remarkable CD recording, full of harmonic surprises and topnotch performances, this collection will capture your attention immediately…one of the most unusual collections of music in a long while. Each song speaks great jazz motifs. Highly recommended. Nelson Boschman is a fine jazz pianist, his performance techniques unique.”

For full reviews of KEEPING TIME, click on the links below:

Audio Excerpts

Vol, 1

   Waking Up Happy     

Holy God We Praise  

O Love That Will Not  

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 Vol. 2

I Want Jesus to Walk With Me     

     The Solid Rock            Metamorphosis     

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