Bernie Senensky Quartet

  • June 26, 2022
  • 9:00 pm
  • The Gatsby at the Windsor Arms

Hosting the official Festival late night jam as part of Tanqueray Late Nites at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival


Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1944, Bernie Senensky has been a stalwart member of the Canadian and international jazz scene for over 50 years. He has toured with a multitude of his own ensembles over the years and has played with a diverse array jazz artists from Chet Baker to Moe Koffman to Elvin Jones to Pharoah Sanders (to name but a few). Bernie continues to play and tour extensively. Despite his kind and softspoken personality, his assertive keyboard style and consummate melodicism has ensconced him as a lynchpin of the current jazz scene.

The Canadian pianist and composer Bernie Senensky fits smack dab in the middle of the hard bop tradition. For those looking for a delightful romp through some new tunes in the genre of hard bop in the style of the masters, you could do worse than to try out the Bernie Senensky Quintet. Bernie's style just sparkles with a lightness and playfulness that makes his solos so easy and fun to listen to. You don't have to reach for anything; it's there.