Augustine Yates Piano Trio
Augustine Yates shines as both a composer and performer. His music highlights both of these aspects through unconventional song forms that value improvisation in different ways. His compositions focus on the collective interplay of everyone within the ensemble and the listener is taken through a different journey each piece. Yates’s love of jazz and classical music is reflected within each of his compositions.
Augustine Yates is a soloist, chamber musician, and composer who enjoys a career in both classical and jazz music. He frequently performs in venues across Canada, such as The Rex, Lula Lounge and Burdock as well as numerous Canadian jazz festivals. His debut record of original compositions, An Open Window, is set to be released in 2022.
Yates has performed with a number of ensembles, including his own piano trio, The Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra, Eulogy Eulogy, and The Rob Lee group.
Yates began his classical piano studies through the Royal Conservatory of Music, ultimately earning his ARCT diploma. During his high school years, he became enamored with jazz and began to study the art form. Yates holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Humber College in Toronto. His primary teachers have included many of Canada’s finest musicians, including Brian Dickinson, Robi Botos, and Adrean Farrugia.
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