About Us

The members of Ruby Lane Organ Trio have played many musical styles, but what brought us together was a mutual love of the great organ trios of the past, bands led by Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, Tony Williams, Joey DeFrancesco and Dr. Lonnie Smith. And while these names are generally classified as jazz, good music is good music, so why not explore other genres, and apply a jazz organ trio sound to a Sixties Beatles tune, to great R&B songs from the Seventies, to Brazilian bossa nova, to high-energy rock shuffles and to any song that we love?
On any given night you will hear swing, bebop, funk, pop and jazz ballads, Latinx, gospel and tango. Plus our own original compositions. It is music to move both mind and body.

Marke Andrews

The Venerable Bede of the group (that means he’s old!), Marke went from banging pots and pans as a toddler to performing pro in his teens. He honed his skills as a jazz drummer playing strip clubs six nights a week, and during his pro career played rock, blues, jazz, pop, R&B, country and Las Vegas show music. He has a million stories from life as a musician, including preventing a shooting at a nightclub. Ah, those were the days.

Erik Reimers

Erik may be an up and comer in the Vancouver jazz scene, but he brings a wealth of experience from playing regular gigs back in Ontario.  Coming from a drumming background, Erik now plays the Hammond organ with a rhythmic dexterity that will get your foot tapping. He loves the deep, low bass and the dirty gritty sound that the organ allows and is sure you will too.

Jim Flaming

Jim is a guitarist who has been around the block, music wise.  From Blues to Progressive Rock and everything in between.  However, jazz guitar has been a steady favorite for almost 30 years.  The organ trios of Wes Montgomery were the first jazz recordings to have an impact and since that time, being in an organ trio was on the bucket list!