Fieldtrip is a Montreal based jazz trio with an extensive and diverse repertoire comprised primarily of original compositions and reinterpretations of music from a variety of genres including jazz, folk, hip-hop, rock and popular music. All of their music serves as a vehicle for spontaneous self expression and interaction through the energetic and trusting relationship they have fostered since their formation in September, 2005. In 2005, Fieldtrip was awarded a professional development grant by the Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts to record an album of their original works. This album features a diverse array of compositions by double bassist Pat Reid written in response to his experiences volunteering and traveling in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia in the winter of 2006. This exciting debut also features celebrated Canadian saxophonist Chet Doxas as a special guest. They will be officially launching this album at the Upstairs Jazz Bar and Grill in April of 2007. Most recently, Fieldtrip was selected and awarded scholarships to attend the prestigious Winter Career Development Residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. There they will be preparing for their Canadian tour, scheduled for this spring, where they will be presenting their debut album of original works.