Ian Wright is an award-winning, Toronto-based drummer, composer and dance-accompanist. Born in 1992, and raised in Belleville, Ontario, Ian has developed a thoughtful approach to his instrument that has been recognized by the Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Arts Foundation, Humber College, The Banff Centre, Galaxie Music, and the Canada Council for the Arts. Since receiving his bachelors degree in music from Humber College in 2014, Ian has been consistently performing locally, nationally and internationally with many groups and artists including Toronto’s Autobahn Trio, Rich Brown & The Abeng, BROS (Ewan and Shamus Currie of The Sheepdogs), Ottawa’s Juno award winning Kellylee Evans, Montreal’s Emily Rockarts, and James Hill’s Local Talent, to name a few. In 2016, Ian was nominated for the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Jazz Artist Award. On top of performing as a headlining musician, and a sideman, Ian is a regular dance accompanist at many of Toronto’s leading dance institutions, including the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, National Ballet, Etobicoke School for the Arts, among others.
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