The Kindness Trio received standing ovation for jazz performance

The instruments before the performance. Photo credit: Amberleigh Broker

On Saturday, The Kindness Trio delighted audiences with original jazz music and their versions of the classics. The trio included drummer Jens Kuross, pianist Justin Nielson and BYU-Idaho faculty member and bassist Aaron Miller.

“It’s pretty crazy how we have such an amazing music department that offers music like this for the public at BYU-I,” said Arielle Ballif, a freshman majoring in biomedical science. “I loved when they played their ‘Little Warrior’ song. I thought it was super pretty.”

Their music felt familiar, yet fresh and contemporary to the audience. Each new song invited a new style into the mix and cultivated a lively atmosphere in the Eliza R. Snow Ensemble Hall.

“We have a repertoire and it’s as simple as whatever we feel like playing, whatever seems to resonate with us at that specific moment I suppose,” said Kuross. “A complete concert includes our own offerings and also us reinterpreting songs that have inspired us in the past.”

At the end of the evening, the audience gave the group a standing ovation, applauding their performance.

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