Tickets $52 at the door – St. Mark’s Church
Back by popular demand, award winning Canadian jazz luminaries, John Sherwood (piano) Dave Young (bass) and Terry Clarke (drums) are joined by Kevin Turcott on trumpet.
Born in Oakville Ontario in 1961 and raised in St. Catharines, John Sherwood is among the top jazz pianists in Canada today. His strong foundation in classical music is apparent, but does not overshadow his ability to swing. "In the town in southern Ontario where I grew up, there is an outstanding young pianist named John Sherwood." wrote Gene Lees in The Jazz Letter. Hugh Fraser of The Spectator stated that "Sherwood is firmly of the Oscar Peterson school. His feature, I'm Falling in Love With Love was music that was beautifully constructed, brilliantly executed and of deeply lyrical quality and he swung mightily all evening long.". John appeared regularly with Peter Appleyard and has also performed or recorded with Moe Koffman, Guido Basso, Rob McConnell, Ed Bickert, Jake Hanna, Kenny Wheeler, Butch Miles and Bucky Pizzerelli.
Winnipeg-born and Toronto-based award-winning bassist and composer Dave Young, is one of Canada’s most valuable and beloved musical exports. Whether he’s performing as part of a classical symphony or as an integral member of a jazz trio, Dave remains a total musician, with artistic soul in abundance. He first began studying the guitar and violin at age ten, but a turn of events at his first gig compelled him to pick up the bass. As a classical musician, he has played with orchestras in Edmonton, Winnipeg and Hamilton. As a jazz artist, he is a chameleon-like bassist, who often shines brightest in collaborative efforts with other musicians. In addition to performing, Dave is a dedicated jazz educator who teaches at music seminars and jazz clinics. He is a member of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto. Dave Young was recently named a member of the Order of Canada.
Drummer Terry Clarke was born on August 20, 1944 in Vancouver. He was just twelve years old when he began studying formally with noted drum teacher and author, Jim Blackley, who remain a primary figure in Clarke's continuing development as a musician. Clarke began building his reputation for versatility by joining the world-famous pop vocal group, The Fifth Dimension at the height of their popularity, travelling and performing extensively with them throughout the U.S.A., Canada and Europe. Clarke left The Fifth Dimension in 1970, subsequently re-locating to Toronto where, for the next 15 years, he played an abundance of jazz in all styles, and established himself as a major figure in Toronto's studio scene. In 1985 Clarke moved to New York City to pursue an exclusively jazz-oriented career and in 1999 he returned to Toronto. He is an enthusiastic jazz educator, and for the past several years has been a member of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto.
Kevin Turcotte is a trumpet player based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Turcotte is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Banff School of Fine Arts. He has performed with Mike Murley and Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass, and has recorded with Barry Romberg (his playing was praised for its intuitiveness on All About Jazz). Turcotte is also on faculty at York University.
In 2002, Turcotte was named trumpeter of the year in Canada's inaugural National Jazz Awards. In 2014 he provided the trumpet tracks for Chet Baker's (Ethan Hawke) performances in the biographic film Born to Be Blue about the late American jazz musician.