Mason Victoria's Sonuskapos Jazz Orchestra
Directed by Mason Victoria, the Sonuskapos Jazz Orchestra (SSJO) is an 18-piece big band that he founded in 2014. The members of the SSJO consist of some of the finest emerging jazz musicians in the GTA, who collectively aim to inspire and strive to push the limits of contemporary big band by attracting audiences through all-original compositions and arrangements. The ensemble performs original works by its members - over thirty original compositions and arrangements within its first year of formation. Mason has written over twenty-five works for the ensemble since its establishment, which have then been featured in SSJO's performances at iconic venues around the GTA including The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, The Distillery District, Lula Lounge, Gallery 345, Placebo Space, The Burdock and Musideum.