This show will focus on the bossa nova compositions of Antonio Carlos Jobim and ballads and blues by Duke Ellington, two composers/musicians who are heavy influences on the way Sundar thinks about melody and harmony. The music is highly lyrical and grooving!
As an instrumentalist and vocalist, Sundar has performed extensively in Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, South Africa, Japan and the USA. Musical associations have included Wynton Marsalis, Avataar, Kenny Wheeler, Jaffa Road, Kiran Ahluwalia, Sun Ra, Rez Abbasi, Luciana Souza, John Abercrombie, Terry Clarke, George Cables, Joe Lovano, John Hicks, Cecil McBee, Dave Holland, Billy Hart, Darius Brubeck, and Jim McNeely. Read more.
Dan Fortin on Bass
JUNO-nominated bassist Dan Fortin was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario. His eclectic tastes and stylistic flexibility have led to work with a wide variety of artists in the jazz, rock and pop worlds, including Bernice, The Allison Au Quartet, Queer Songbook Orchestra, Emilie-Claire Barlow, John Southworth, Serena Ryder, July Talk, Devon Sproule, Mike O’Neill, Bryn Roberts, David Occhipinti, Tara Davidson, Harley Card, Michael Davidson, Alex Goodman, and many other. Read more.
Roy Patterson on Guitar
Catching the tail end of the 1960s provided Nova Scotia guitarist Roy Patterson a broad palette of musical styles to draw from. He performed with local groups touring Atlantic Canada and in 1978 the 24-year-old made the move to Toronto bringing along an intense practice routine and a burning desire to play. Since then Roy has performed with many of Canada’s elite, including Don Thompson, Terry Clarke, Doug Riley, The Bob Mover Quartet, Pat Labarbera and many other highly accomplished artists. 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. Read more.