Post Bop/Modern Jazz

Tim Shia

Over the years, whether backing Donne Roberts at Afrofest; laying down tracks for Electronica Artist Milosh (Rhye) or Trumpeter/Singer/Songwriter Rebecca Hennessy; headlining a Taiwan Hip Hop festival with LEO37; or winning the Trille Or with Amelie and Les Singes Bleus, Tim Shia has been fortunate enough to play with a host of Juno, Polaris and Grammy Award winning/losing musicians in an array of genres.

Elmer Ferrer

Elmer Ferrer is a multi-award-winning Guitarist, Music Composer and Producer. Born in Cuba and based in Toronto since 2009, Elmer is widely recognized as one of the most versatile and prolific musicians from the high-quality music producing island. He launched his solo career in 2002, winning Cubadisco Award Best New Album of the Year and a nomination as Best Jazz Album with his first solo CD release “Metropoli”. Elmer’s original instrumental song Los Gatos de Alf won Honorable Mention in the Jazz category at the International Songwriting Competition 2006.

Ted Warren

Ted Warren has built a solid reputation as a musical, versatile drummer. He is an active member of Canada’s jazz scene and has been recognized with Jazz Report’s Drummer of the Year award. He is also a well-regarded clinician and adjudicator. Ted fronts his own quartet, Ted’s Warren Commission, which has released three CDs; he is also member of Broadview, which he co-leads with Rich Brown and Mike Murley.

Jesse Ryan

Trinidadian-born saxophonist and composer Jesse Ryan has been praised as a fresh new voice, with a unique perspective on the music of today. His "Bridges" project is an emerging, eclectic quintet that bridges both the jazz and Afro-Caribbean traditions - a true celebration of the cultural, rhythmic and expressive connections between North America and the islands.

What's so good about A.R.C.C.?


So first of all, what is A.R.C.C.?


A.R.C.C. began many moons ago as a collective called Women With Horns, at that time co-lead by Ingrid Stitt, Sarah McElcheran, Carrie Chesnutt and Colleen Allen. The idea was to create an opportunity for four busy horn players to play together, and it was modeled after the Count Basie Band - collective grooving, horn riffing and swinging. Arrangements were written with features for each individual player in mind, leaving lots of room for instant riffs and backing horn parts, catapulted by a deep-swinging rhythm section.

Jeremy Ledbetter Trio

Forged in a cauldron of raging, inspiring contemporary jazz, the Jeremy Ledbetter Trio pushes the boundaries of jazz and world music, providing an undiluted display of rampaging energy and captivating musicianship. Audiences must exercise caution. People who see this band are rarely the same again. If the Jeremy Ledbetter Trio were an inanimate object it would be a runaway train.

Cori Giannotta

Born in Toronto, Cori Giannotta has been heavily involved in the city’s tap dance scene for the past 7 years teaching, performing and producing. She’s had the opportunity to teach at the Toronto Rhythm Initiative’s youth intensive, Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival, and MOVE Dance Convention, to name a few.

Nir Felder

Called “the next big jazz guitarist” by NPR, Nir Felder is a new voice in instrumental music. Equally adept across a wide range of genres Felder has forged a unique and highly recognizable sound at a young age and quickly become one of New York City’s most highly sought after musicians.

Ernesto Cervini's Tetrahedron

Tetrahedron is the new chordless trio led by Ernesto Cervini. Featuring two of Canada’s finest improvisers, Luis Deniz on Alto Saxophone and Rich Brown on Electric Bass, the band plays originals from all three musicians as well as funky arrangements of standards. It’s a groovy, energetic trip! The group has been performing extensively around southern Ontario for the past 4 years, and will be recording their debut album in April of 2019, with special guest, guitarist Nir Felder from NYC.


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