Doors at 7pm, PWYC entry.
Two sets of originals and standards.
Driven by an endless need for expressing herself creatively, composer and multi-instrumentalist Chelsea McBride has burst onto the Toronto jazz scene. McBride has been named one of Canada’s top 35 jazz musician under 35 by the CBC and was the inaugural recipient of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Emerging Jazz Artist Award. She successfully completed an 11-city cross-Canada tour with her big band, Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School, in the summer of 2018, and has performed at JazzYYC, the Halifax Jazz Festival, and the TD Toronto Jazz Festival among others.
Chris Pond is a Bassist, Composer, and Producer from St.John’s, Newfoundland. Chris completed a Bachelor of Music degree from St.FX University. He has been involved on the east coast scene with a diversity of groups and genres. His own music borrows from his vast interest in world and popular musics.
Since moving to the country’s capital city, Warner has made a name for himself as a band leader and sideman alike. Recent performances schedules have included regular club residencies, touring with blues vocalist-virtouso Angelique Francis, hip-hop outlet Blakdenim, and funk-fusion quartet Tiny Cars. A quickly booming performance career has led the guitarist to playing stages in Europe, Canada, and the United States including the RBC Bluesfest, TD Ottawa Jazzfest, Montreal International Jazz Festival, and the Sighisoara Blues Festival. In addition to extensive performing, Garrett has accumulated a variety of recording credits not only as a session musician but as a collaborator and composer for both original music and film scores. This guitarist and composer is always striving to hear the next idea while pushing the boundaries of authenticity and tradition.