Post Bop/Modern Jazz

Neil Cowley Trio

In just a few short years, the Neil Cowley Trio have carved out a reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting live bands, and this spring they return to the stage performing tracks from their new and most cohesive recording to date, Radio Silence.

Rich Brown

Toronto-born electric bassist Rich Brown has established himself as an incredibly versatile artist. Along with being one of the most called upon electric bass players in Canada, Rich is additionally a composer, producer, bandleader, educator and clinician, broadcaster, and voiceover artist. He has recorded three albums as a leader, including his critically acclaimed album of solo bass compositions 'Between Heaviness & Here.' Rich appears on a plethora of recordings ranging from Jazz to traditional Arabic and Asian music.

Adrean Farrugia

Juno Award winning pianist Adrean Farrugia has been an active member of the Canadian jazz music scene since the late 1990’s. He has appeared on more than 40 recordings and performs locally with the Bob Brough Quartet, The Worst Pop Band Ever, Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop, Marito Marques, Jane Bunnett, Sophia Perlman, Kevin Turcotte, Heather Bambrick and Molly Johnson. He also tours internationally with vocalist Matt Dusk, American trumpeter Brad Goode, and recently, with saxophone legend Ernie Watts.

Jane Bunnett

Five-time Juno Award winner Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the US, and Cuba. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, received The Order of Canada, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and The Premier’s Award for Excellence.

Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra featuring Ingrid Jensen

Montreal-based musician Christine Jensen has been described as, “an original voice on the international jazz scene... [and] one of Canada’s most compelling composers,” by Mark Miller of the Globe and Mail. According to Greg Buium of Downbeat Magazine, “Jensen writes in three dimensions, with a quiet kind of authority that makes the many elements cohere. Wayne Shorter, Maria Schneider and Kenny Wheeler come to mind.” After a performance at the 2006 Montreal International Jazz Festival, Scott Yanow wrote, “She’s rapidly developing into a major force ...

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