"We decided to put together a few sets of tunes we really loved. Songs by Fred Hersch, Bill Evans, Sting , Randy Weston and Abby Lincoln. We focused on Abby Lincoln tunes shortly after her death and found a treasure trove. It’s a great pleasure for this trio to take on these beautiful tunes."
The Williams/Tappan/Roberti Trio has performed in venues throughout the Northwest and Europe. Vocalist and trombonist MJ Williams returned to Missoula in 1991 to help found the Montana Artists Refuge, a residency program for visual and performing artists. Gor the last nine years she has performed in Montana and Paris, where she recorded her most recent CD.
Bassist Kelly Roberti is a recepient of the Montana Governers Award for the Arts and is a veteran player and producer on the local and international jazz sxene. He's performed with many jazz greats over the decades. He's no stranger to either DalyJazz or other venues around the globe, and can be found on numerous recordings as a leader or sideman.
Pianist Ann Tappan has recorded eight Cds with the groups ThreeForm, Springhill, and the Tappan/Roberti/MJ Williams Trio. She has performed widely in the Northwest. Tappan traveled to the 2002 Prague International Jazz Festival. She returned to the Czech Republic in 2003 and 2005 with Springhill for performances.