12 results for tag: Original Compositions

The Carl Mayotte Quintet

Carl Mayotte has quickly earned a reputation for being one of most prominent bassists, composers, and band leaders in Quebec. Since turning pro at age 16, he has completed a master's degree in jazz performance at McGill University, recorded four critically acclaimed albums, and gained the respect of many veteran musicians, ... Read More

Benjamin Deschamps Quintet

Saxophonist and composer Benjamin Deschamps is well-known on the Canadian jazz scene for his first three critically acclaimed albums. Having played across Canada and in Europe, he returns with a new musical project called Augmented Reality, winner of Quebec’s Opus Award for Best Jazz Album in 2023. Inspired by jazz greats ... Read More

Wolf Willow & the Red Hot Hayseeds

Canadian country & western artists Wolf Willow made a splash in 2021 with the release of Old Guitars & Shooting Stars, an album that garnered critical praise, multiple award nominations, and helped the band to secure high profile festival spots across Western Canada in 2022. The band’s style? Imagine surf guitar ... Read More

Juan Martín

Juan Martín learned the art of flamenco in the land of its origin, Andalucia in southern Spain. Born in the coastal city of Málaga, he began studying guitar at the age of six eventually playing in local fiestas, weddings, and baptisms as he developed his knowledge and skills in the disciplines of the purest traditions of ... Read More

The Mark Godfrey Quintet

One of the most in demand musicians on the Toronto jazz scene, bassist and composer Mark Godfrey has worked Barbra Lica, Matt Dusk, and the Toronto Jazz Orchestra. Known for his strong sound and rhythmic presence on the acoustic and electric bass, his accolades include the 2019 Emerging Jazz Artist of the Year Award at the ... Read More

Dizzy & Fay

Dizzy & Fay is the newest project from songwriters Mark Lalama and Amanda Walther. Based in Southern Ontario, the piano/vocal duo has released two full-length recordings of original music and is currently receiving extensive play on jazz radio stations throughout the United States and Canada.With compositions that are ... Read More

Pretzil Stex

Pretzil Stex is a new jazz quartet collaboration by Jeff Presslaff (piano), Matt Steckler (sax), Eric Platz (drums), and James Hamilton (bass), born from sessions at Brandon University. The illustrious Wayne Shorter has said Presslaff “gets the harmony just right!” while Downbeat and Jazz Times have described Steckler’s ... Read More

Steve Dawson & the Hooded Mergansers

One of the hardest working Canadian musicians on the North American scene today, Steve Dawson has produced and/or played on more than 200 albums - seven of which have won JUNO Awards. Currently residing in Nashville, where he works as a solo artist, sideman, and record producer, Steve has worked with an extensive cast of ... Read More

Florian Hoefner Trio

Born and raised in Germany, trained in New York, and now based in St. John’s, JUNO-nominated jazz pianist and composer Florian Hoefner draws from a myriad of influences that cumulate in his unique brand of modern jazz. His Canadian trio featuring Andrew Downing (bass) and Nick Fraser (drums) released its initial album, First ... Read More

Carl Mayotte

Carl Mayotte and his group deliver a magical concert where solos and virtuoso flights follow one another as in an action film that would keep you on the edge of your seat. One of Carl’s goals has been to democratize jazz by creating a concert where communication and the exchange of energy with the audience are essential. ... Read More