Aaron Staebell's Canadian Performance Debut

For 2 nights - Wed & Thurs, Apr 23 & 24 - highly acclaimed 23 year old NY jazz drummer Aaron Staebell comes to Toronto's Trane Studio in his debut Canadian performance, backed by an award-winning all-star cast of Canadian jazz heavies.

A graduate of the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, the 23 year old Buffalo-born Staebell is now one of the most in demand young jazz drummers in the empire state. His dynamic and energized style of playing, reminiscent of fellow New Yorker Jorge Rossy (drummer for Brad Mehldau), never fails to captivate ears interested in innovation and risk-taking. Also garnering acclaim as a fresh new NY voice as a composer, his works have made debuts across America, most recently in Seattle and soon making their debut appearances in Canada. His inaugural Canadian appearance will feature Canada's Trinidadian-born iconic jazz trumpeter Brownman; the young bassist from the Electryc Trio, Tyler Emond & keyboardist Dave Restivo - multiple National Jazz Award winner for “jazz keyboardist of the year". Definitely not a band to miss.

David Restivo is one of Canada's most respected and influential jazz artists. A critically acclaimed pianist and composer, he is well known for his decade-long tenure with Rob McConnell's Boss Brass and Tentet, as well as his work with saxophonist Mike Murley's quintet and legendary songwriter Marc Jordan. He has been named “Canadian National Jazz Pianist of the Year “multiple times.

Brownman - trumpet. Born in Trinidad, schooled in NYC and called “Canada's preeminent jazz trumpet player" by New York City's Village Voice magazine, this multi-award winning trumpeter / composer is widely considered a vanguard for the evolution of jazz in Canada. He is currently the featured soloist with the legendary GURU's JAZZMATAZZ ensemble out of NYC & has recently returned to Canada after touring Japan.

Tyler Emond - bass. Heralded as one of the finest young bassists in the new breed of Toronto's jazz youth, the 21 year old Emond is a double-threat on both acoustic and electric basses and consequently highly in demand in the busy Toronto jazz circuit. Best known for his work with the Brownman Electryc Trio (2007 National Jazz Award winners for “Electric Group of the Year"), he is currently touring with jazz crooner Matt Dusk.

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