Post Bop/Modern Jazz

Paco Luviano

Paco Luviano hails from a family of musicians from Acapulco, México. He has toured and recorded dozens of albums with international artists such as Liona Boyd, Jane Bunnett, Hendrik Meurkens, Hilario Durán, and Paquito D’Rivera and with artists that include: Faris Amine (Algeria/Italy), Ignacio Berroa, Ralph Irizarry (1954-2021), Filo and Celso Machado (Brazil), Frankie Valli, and Randy Brecker, among others. Paco is well-known for playing a broad range of international musical styles and genres.

Hannah Burge Luviano

Hannah Burgé Luviano (Métis Nation Ontario) is an artist and academic. Her contemporary jazz album, "Green River Sessions" (2014), which featured NYC harmonica and vibraphone player Hendrik Meurkens, charted on US college radio and has continued to receive worldwide airplay. Hannah has toured the United States, Canada, and Mexico as a bandleader and sideman.

Joel Visentin

Toronto-based keyboardist and composer Joel Visentin is a proud Winnipeg export with a passion for the Hammond B3 organ. Originally a pianist, the organ first grabbed him while studying music at Humber College. A busy musician in Toronto, he has worked with a number of celebrated world class musicians including Jack Dekeyzer (Juno winner), Kelly Lee Evans (Juno winner), Darryl Neudorf (grammy nominee), Barbra Lica (Juno nominee), Ruben Studdard and Ingrid Jensen (Juno winner).

Tim Shia

Over the years, whether backing Donne Roberts at Afrofest; laying down tracks for Electronica Artist Milosh (Rhye) or Trumpeter/Singer/Songwriter Rebecca Hennessy; headlining a Taiwan Hip Hop festival with LEO37; or winning the Trille Or with Amelie and Les Singes Bleus, Tim Shia has been fortunate enough to play with a host of Juno, Polaris and Grammy Award winning/losing musicians in an array of genres.

Elmer Ferrer

Elmer Ferrer is a multi-award-winning Guitarist, Music Composer and Producer. Born in Cuba and based in Toronto since 2009, Elmer is widely recognized as one of the most versatile and prolific musicians from the high-quality music producing island. He launched his solo career in 2002, winning Cubadisco Award Best New Album of the Year and a nomination as Best Jazz Album with his first solo CD release “Metropoli”. Elmer’s original instrumental song Los Gatos de Alf won Honorable Mention in the Jazz category at the International Songwriting Competition 2006.

Ted Warren

Ted Warren has built a solid reputation as a musical, versatile drummer. He is an active member of Canada’s jazz scene and has been recognized with Jazz Report’s Drummer of the Year award. He is also a well-regarded clinician and adjudicator. Ted fronts his own quartet, Ted’s Warren Commission, which has released three CDs; he is also member of Broadview, which he co-leads with Rich Brown and Mike Murley.

Jesse Ryan

Trinidadian-born saxophonist and composer Jesse Ryan has been praised as a fresh new voice, with a unique perspective on the music of today. His "Bridges" project is an emerging, eclectic quintet that bridges both the jazz and Afro-Caribbean traditions - a true celebration of the cultural, rhythmic and expressive connections between North America and the islands.

A.R.C.C.

A.R.C.C. began many moons ago as a collective called Women With Horns, at that time co-lead by Ingrid Stitt, Sarah McElcheran, Carrie Chesnutt and Colleen Allen. The idea was to create an opportunity for four busy horn players to play together, and it was modeled after the Count Basie Band - collective grooving, horn riffing and swinging. Arrangements were written with features for each individual player in mind, leaving lots of room for instant riffs and backing horn parts, catapulted by a deep-swinging rhythm section.

Jeremy Ledbetter Trio

Forged in a cauldron of raging, inspiring contemporary jazz, the Jeremy Ledbetter Trio pushes the boundaries of jazz and world music, providing an undiluted display of rampaging energy and captivating musicianship. Audiences must exercise caution. People who see this band are rarely the same again. If the Jeremy Ledbetter Trio were an inanimate object it would be a runaway train.

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