Mark Kelso & The Jazz Exiles

  • June 24, 2023
  • 5:15 pm
  • TD Main Stage - OLG Grove



The Jazz Exiles are a 5-piece, JUNO nominated, Jazz-Fusion unit out of Toronto, ON Canada. This exciting Canadian group of all-stars is helmed by drummer/composer/leader, Mark Kelso who is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland. This group also features some of Canada’s finest in-demand musicians as well. On alto sax, from Camaguey, Cuba is the incredible Luis Gonzalez Deniz. On guitar from Santi Spiritus, Cuba is the amazing Elmer Ferrer. On keyboards we have the spectacular talents of Jeremy Ledbetter (Toronto) and on bass, the virtuosic voice of Rich Brown. Together these 5 musicians create a uniquely exciting and melodic sound that has been thrilling audiences across North America since 2015. With 3 recordings under their belt (Stealing From My Youth [2016 JUNO nominee], Elementals [2017] and their most recent one, The Dragon’s Tail [2023 JUNO nominee] they are well on their way to becoming one of Canada’s best exports!