Gavin Hope

  • June 30, 2022
  • 9:30 pm
  • Sassafraz

Part of Tanqueray Late Nites at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival


  • Gavin Hope
  • vocals
  • Nathan Hiltz
  • guitar
  • Alan Cohen
  • piano

Gavin Hope was born in Toronto, but raised in Calgary Alberta, where his love for music was nurtured and grew during his school and University years. He eventually won the Calgary Stampede Youth Talent Showdown and became a member of local A Cappella group The EarthTones, with which he recorded his first studio album. 
After touring with the band and performing at local events, as well as singing in the back up choir for Michael Bolton while he was on his Time Love and Tenderness tour, Gavin headed returned East to move even further with his career.

Since then, Gavin Hope became a three-time Juno Award Nominee, both as a solo vocalist and also as the long time Baritone member of the iconic Canadian A Cappella group, The Nylons.  He has recorded 6 studio albums with the Nylons, as well as two successful recordings - solo pop album “Anything Like Mine” which nationally charted on radio top 100 and top 40, and most recently the beautifully minimalist Jazz album “For All We Know” with Bill King, which received rave reviews on Jazz charts and considered one of the top Canadian Jazz albums of the year by the Toronto Star.

Gavin’s love of the stage also includes Musical Theatre. Among the several shows he’s been involved in, highlights include being an original Canadian cast member of the hit Broadway musicals The Lion King ( Simba ) and RENT ( Collins ) in Toronto. Besides countless commercials and tv appearances, Theatre, and Nylons tour dates, Gavin has also toured the globe as a solo vocalist, sharing appearances with the likes of Natalie Cole, Deborah Cox, James Brown, Aretha Franklin and many more notable names.

Gavin has also appeared as an actor in several made for television films and commercials, and was also cast as a dancer in the Blues Brothers 2000 feature film.

Since 2008, Gavin has also been a headlining featured vocalist with Jeans N Classics for more than a decade. With JnC, Gavin has been performing Symphony Pops concerts in the US and Canada, bringing the music of Soul, Earth Wind and Fire, Michael Jackson, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Motown, Woodstock, Soul, Apollo, Rock and Pop, Rocky Horror, and many more artists, genres and shows to the symphonic stage.

Gavin wrapped up touring with The Nylons during a sold out Farewell Tour in Canada, US, Belgium and Holland in 2017, and has continued being a successful performer as a headlining vocalist, actor, and recording artist all over North America. From the Studio, touring, to the Theatre stage, Off-Broadway, and the Symphonic stage, Gavin just loves to perform, and when he’s not on the road, he loves bringing it back home to stages and venues of all sizes in his current hometown of Toronto.