Carn Davidson 9

  • June 26
  • 2:00 pm
  • TD Main Stage - OLG Grove
  • Free




  • William Carn
  • Co-Leader & trombone
  • Tara Davidson
  • Co-Leader & woodwinds
  • Kelly Jefferson
  • woodwinds
  • Shirantha Beddage
  • woodwinds
  • Jason Logue
  • lead trumpet
  • Kevin Turcotte
  • trumpet
  • Christian Overton
  • bass trombone
  • Andrew Downing
  • acoustic bass
  • Ernesto Cervini
  • drums

CD9 is a 9-piece chord- less ensemble that utilizes its seven horns as melodic, harmonic and rhythmic devices, anchored by bass and drums. This co-led ensemble is an opportunity for both artists to craft their compositions for this chamber jazz instrumentation. Also shining new perspective on their existing repertoire has been a formidable collection of guest arrangers.

The Carn Davidson 9’s unique sound is made stronger by an all-star lineup of prominent Canadian artists who are all exceptional ensemble players as well as outstanding soloists. CD9 has produced two previous recordings; “Nine” was their debut released in 2012 and “Murphy” was released in 2017. Both recordings garnered JUNO nominations for Jazz Album of the Year.

“The History of Us” (released in Nov. 2021) is CD9's third studio recording and is their most personal project to date. Comprising of two three-movement suites, "The History of Us" is a meditation on the universal themes of family, migration and loss. “The History of Us” received much critical acclaim, including a 4-Star review in DownBeat magazine.