Triple Shot Jazz Trio offers tasteful jazz repertoire from a wide variety of modern jazz and popular genres perfect for smaller elegant functions, dinners and openings. The musicians have had extensive professional experience performing in Melbourne for corporate and private functions, jazz festivals, clubs, Crown casino, weddings, and parties. They are all also tertiary qualified musicians and music educators.
Cathy Connor (Piano) originally from Sydney/ Orange is a Melbourne based pianist who has worked professionally as a soloist, accompanist, ensemble pianist, musical director, composer, arranger in Sydney, regional NSW and Melbourne. Cathy’s extensive performing experience includes residencies and casual gigs playing Jazz, R&B Latin and pop (Paul Jamieson, Jan Lockwood quartet, Kirsty Cameron quartet Ron Anderson quartet) in cafes, clubs restaurants private functions and at Crown. She has held piano solo and Band residencies in Melbourne (Leinster Arms, Collingwood, Crown Casino) regional NSW (Duntry League Golf club, Union Bank, Canobolal Hotel- Silks Bar, Metropolitan Hotel Orange)
She has performed in NSW and Victorian regional towns in numerous jazz festivals, (Basin, Inverloc,Halls Gap, Monbulk) Cathy currently teaches jazz piano at Box Hill Creative industries and performs with Triple Shot and the JC Llittle Big Band as well as many freelance gigs.
Cathy holds both classical and popular tertiary music qualifications in piano perfromance arranging and composing.
Ben Harmsen (Double and Electric Bass) has performed extensively on electric and upright bass over the past 30 years in a wide variety of ensembles, genres, venues, festivals and functions. (Ray Hood Ensemble; Melbourne Hot; Clunk Orchestra; Jazz Antics;Festina Lente/Hasten Slowly, independent theatrical production, Ajak Kwai, Shannon-Goodrich Ensemble world music jazz) He also regularly performs with Out For The Count 15-piece big bandand the Leon De Bruin Quartet as well as freelance gig in Melbourne.
Ben has taught music in secondary schools and now teaches contemporary music full-time at a TAFE Music faculty since 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Music from VCA and Diploma of Education from Monash University. He continues to regularly play in freelance gigs and recordings.
Peter Kahoun (Drums., Percussion) A practicing professional drummer and educator in Melbourne for over ten years, Peter Kahoun is as comfortable performing in a cozy city bar as in a concert hall. With a passion for Jazz and Latin, he has performed in gigs and festivals in Melbourne both as a freelance musician and ongoing band member in bands: 'The Jazz Collective' 'Funky Taylor and , 'Boom Boom Rhythm Combo' which performed regularly at 303 Bar, Northcote. Currently Peter plays regularly with Jazz trio 'Triple Shot' which recently perfromed at Inverloch Jazz Festival as well as regular freelance gigs. Peter holds a Bmus in Contemporary music Performance.