Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival

Pugs and Crows

Season Number: 
8
Episode Number: 
808

JUNO Award winning band, Pugs and Crows, performs original instrumental music that explores a wide range of sonic textures by blending elements of indie rock, modern jazz, and neoclassicism.

Jeff Johnston & Friends

Season Number: 
8
Episode Number: 
807

Jeff Johnston is a Canadian based composer of music for film and media.  With musical beginnings as a jazz pianist and recording artist his works are infused with alluring harmonies, lush textures, rhythmic inventiveness and spontaneity.

Mike Murley Trio

Season Number: 
8
Episode Number: 
806

An engaging, lyrical saxophonist, Mike Murley is one of Canada's finest jazz talents and one of the most versatile players on the scene today. Currently active as a leader in various formations from duo to septet, Murley also maintains a busy schedule as a sideman and jazz educator (University of Toronto). He has played on eleven Juno Award-winning recordings since 1991.

Elizabeth Shepherd

Season Number: 
8
Episode Number: 
805

Vocalist/pianist Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the top jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. Since then, the Toronto-based soul jazz innovator has released two widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe and Japan.

Jon Ballantyne Trio

Season Number: 
8
Episode Number: 
804

Pianist and composer Jon Ballantyne has released 10 albums and won 2 Juno Awards.   He is an artist who deftly combines the unknown with the known. Listening to the wondrous sounds he makes at the piano, audiences can never be sure where he will take the music next.

Kent Sangster Obsessions Octet

Season Number: 
8
Episode Number: 
803

The Obsessions Octet was founded in 2005 by Kent Sangster a jazz saxophonist, and his wife Joanna Ciapka-Sangster, a classically trained violinist, out of their long- held desire to make music together.

Marianne Trudel Trio + Special Guest Ingrid Jensen

Season Number: 
8
Episode Number: 
801

Marianne Trudel is a multi-talented pianist, composer, improviser, and arranger.  At once energetic and passionate, her music cross-cuts a wide swath of musical interests.  She has published 6 recordings as a leader all having garnered rave reviews.  She has played in Canada, United States, France, Spain, Germany, and Mexico. 

Antonio Sanchez

Season Number: 
7
Episode Number: 
704

Discover why Antonio Sanchez is one of the most sought after drummers of his generation.

Clifton Anderson

Season Number: 
7
Episode Number: 
703

Enjoy the mellow tones and big sounds of trombonist Clifton Anderson and his quintet.

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