An exciting evening of jazz executed by all the possibilities of the Trumpet alongside an exceptional quartet led by Alexander Brown. In this repertoire, the quartet will feature the music of Herbie Hancock as well as Alexander’s original compositions with different colors and textures that he hopes you will enjoy.
Alexander Brown is one of Canada’s most renowned trumpet players on the jazz and latin scene today. Born into a musical family, Alexander developed a deep passion for music early in his life and began his formal studies at the age of ten. He then went on to earn his bachelor degree in classical music at the acclaimed University of Arts of Cuba/ Instituto Superior de Arte. Upon graduation, Alexander launched his solo career as both a trumpet player and composer. Recognized as a highly versatile musician well versed in classical, jazz and pop music forms, Alexander was offered the role of Music Professor at his alma mater. He taught there for seven years. Read more.
Jonathan Meyer on Bass
Jonathan Meyer, born and raised in Toronto, has performed professionally for over fifteen years with internationally renowned and award-winning artists such as Peter Appleyard, Allison Au, Tony “Oulabula” Bazley (Wes Montgomery, Leroy Vinnegar), Ned Goold (Harry Connick Jr.), Pat Labarbera, Michael Kaeshammer, Bill Murray, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Norman Marshall Villeneuve, and David Virelles to name just a few. Read more
Nathan Hiltz on Guitar
Guitarist and composer born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 1980, Nathan began studying guitar at age 12 with a family friend and then later with Ross Anderson, a disciple of George Benson, at the Halifax Folklore Centre. At 15 he met alto saxophonist and Dalhousie music professor Don Palmer and was introduced to the jazz of Lee Konitz, Lennie Tristano, and John Coltrane. After listening to Lenny Breau, he started to hear other great Canadian jazz guitarists like Sonny Grenwich, Ed Bickert, and Lorne Lofsky. Read more.
Ethan Ardelli on Drums
Drummer and composer Ethan Ardelli has been one of Canada’s most acclaimed jazz musicians for more than a decade. Always a cultural omnivore, Ardelli has sought out inspiration in a wide variety of places, from art house films to classical composition and music from around the world, in particular the music of Cuba. After playing in many notable Canadian bands (David Virelles, Brian Dickinson, Nancy Walker, and Darren Sigesmund), Ardelli was primed to become a bandleader. Read more.