Sean Stanley Quartet

Sean Stanley born in Scarborough July 4th 1986 is one of the only "Indigenous"
(Pottawatomi/Ojibwe/Acadian) Jazz musicians in Toronto, this is reflected particularly in his
vocal sound, rhymithc intensity and original composition(s) & Blues for Kwe& Kwe&is the word

for women in Ojibwe which he wrote for his Grandmother who was a residential school
survivor and for all of the M.M.I.W. and for those who never got to come home. He is self-
taught and comes from a much less privileged background than the majority of his peers and
contemporaries. He moved around a lot as a kid but by 15 ended up first in the shelter system
then at the Gabriel Dumont housing projects (Indian housing) at Kingston & Galloway in
Scarborough where he matured musically and as a person. Over the past years, his group The

Sean Stanley Trio/Quartet/Quintet" have become an integral part the Jazz community in Toronto, through their performances at Drom Taberna, Vela, Shangri-La Hotel, Reign at Fairmont Royal York Hotel, SOLD-OUT shows at Reid’s Distillery Gin & Jazz and monthly residencies at Jazz Bistro solo piano series. As well as their appearance on locally and Nationally televised Breakfast Television to Sean performing as the opening act for & Celebration of Nations" presented by the TD Niagara Jazz festival (and coordinator the amazing Ms.Juliet Dunn) and had the privilege of opening for the legendary pianist Joe Sealy and was accompanied by the Neil Swainson on bass and Order of Canada recipient Terry Clark on drums. In addition to and because of all of this, the groups latest accomplishment is receiving a grant from O.A.C. (Ontario Arts Council) to produce their new album of all original music called
Quintet-isms which is available on all major streaming platforms.