The Nimmons Tribute

  • July 1
  • 4:30 pm
  • TD Main Stage - OLG Grove
  • Free

July 1st programming in the OLG Grove is presented by Long & McQuade



  • Sean Nimmons
  • piano
  • Kevin Turcotte
  • trumpet
  • Tara Davidson
  • alto saxophone
  • Mike Murley
  • tenor saxophone
  • William Carn
  • trombone
  • Alex Dean
  • baritone saxophone
  • Dan Fortin
  • bass
  • Ethan Ardelli
  • drums

The Nimmons Tribute honours the legacy of Canada’s living jazz legend Phil Nimmons O.C., O. Ont. who has inspired generations of musicians across Canada. The band consists of former students, colleagues, and friends, led by Phil’s grandson, pianist and composer Sean Nimmons. The Nimmons Tribute showcases some of Canada’s greatest musicians, including Kevin Turcotte (trumpet), Tara Davidson (alto sax), Mike Murley (tenor sax), William Carn (trombone), Perry White (baritone sax), Jon Maharaj (bass) and Ethan Ardelli (drums) who have come together to celebrate Phil through his music. The band’s first recording, To The Nth – Volume 1 was released in 2020 to critical acclaim. To The Nth features vintage Phil compositions with new arrangements by Sean Nimmons. The recording is the first volume in a Nimmons Tribute series, with Volume 2 anticipated for release in advance of Phil’s upcoming 100th birthday.