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Canadian Jazz Artists

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Many Canadian jazz artists and groups have achieved national or international prominence and  have received critical or audience acclaim in Canada and abroad. These performers include Oscar Peterson, Lenny Breau,...

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Oscar Peterson

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Oscar Peterson (Pianist) was born on August 15, 1925 in Montreal, Quebec and passed away on December 23, 2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada at the age of 82. Oscar Emmanuel Peterson was born on August 15, 1925...

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Guido Basso

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Guido Basso (trumpet, flugelhorn, harmonica, conductor, arranger and composer)...

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Ed Bickert

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Ed Bickert (guitarist) was born in 1932, in Hochfeld, Manitoba, and raised in...

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Moe Koffman

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Moe Koffman (flute, saxophone, clarinet, composer, arranger) was born Dec. 28,...

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Sonny Greenwich

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Sonny Greenwich (guitarist) was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Sonny Greenwich...

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Rob McConnell

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Rob McConnell (valve trombonist, arranger, composer, big band leader) was born...

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Doug Riley

Posted on Jan 27, 2013

Doug Riley (pianist, organist, composer, bandleader, producer) was born on...

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Don Thompson

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Don Thompson (bass, piano, vibraphone, composer, arranger, producer, educator)...

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Lenny Breau

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Lenny Breau (guitarist) was born on August 5, 1941 in Auburn, Maine and passed...

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Dave Young

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Dave Young (bassist) was born on January 29, 1940 in Winnipeg, Manitoba,...

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Diana Krall

Posted on Jan 26, 2013

Diana Krall (pianist, vocalist, songwriter) was born in November, 1964 in...

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Phil Nimmons

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Phil Nimmons (clarinetist, saxophonist, composer, bandleader, educator) was...

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Rick Wilkins

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Rick Wilkins (tenor saxophone, arranger, composer, conductor) was born in...

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Peter Appleyard

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Peter Appleyard (vibraphonist, percussionist, composer) was born on August 26,...

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Oliver Jones

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Oliver was born and raised in Saint Henri, a predominantly working class area...

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Terry Clarke

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Terry Clarke (drummer) was born in 1944, in Vancouver, British Columbia,...

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Reg Schwager

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Reg Schwager (guitarist) was born in 1962, Leiden, The Netherlands. He is...

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Robi Botos

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Robi Botos (pianist) was born into a musical family in Nyíregyháza, Hungary,...

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Neil Swainson

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Neil Swainson (bassist) was born on November 15, 1955 in Victoria, British...

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Claude Ranger

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Claude Ranger (drummer, composer, arranger, teacher) was born on Feb 3, 1941...

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Sam Noto

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

SAM NOTO (trumpeter, flugelhornist) was born on April 17, 1930 in Buffalo, New...

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Lorne Lofsky

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Lorne Lofsky (guitarist)  started off playing rock music but took an interest...

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Carol Welsman

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Carol Welsman (singer, pianist) was born into a musical family on September...

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Archie Alleyne

Posted on Mar 20, 2015

ARCHIE ALLEYNE (drummer, bandleader) was born Archibald Alexander Alleyne on...

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Michael Bublé

Posted on Jan 28, 2013

Michael Bublé (singer, songwriter) was born in the city of Burnaby, British...

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Steve Wallace

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Steve Wallace (bassist) was born in 1956, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is...

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Bernie Senensky

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Bernie Senensky (pianist, composer) was born December 31, 1944 in Winnipeg,...

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Norman Marshall Villeneuve

Posted on Jan 28, 2013

Norman Marshall Villeneuve (drummer) was born May 29, 1938 in Montreal,...

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Michel Donato

Posted on Jan 28, 2013

Michel Donato (bassist) was born in Montreal on August 25th, 1942, into a...

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Phil Dwyer

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Phil Dwyer (alto and tenor saxophonist, pianist) was born December 17, 1965 in...

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Dave McMurdo

Posted on Feb 9, 2013

Dave McMurdo (trombonist, composer, arranger, conductor, teacher) was born...

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Kieran Overs

Posted on Feb 9, 2013

Kieran Overs (bassist) was born on December 22, 1950 in Toronto, Ontario,...

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Gary Williamson

Posted on Jan 25, 2013

Gary Williamson (pianist) was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. His...

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Denny Christianson

Posted on Jan 25, 2013

Denny Christianson (trumpeter, flugelhornist, arranger, composer, bandleader,...

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Barry Elmes

Posted on Jan 25, 2013

Barry Elmes (drummer) was born in Galt, Ontario. Barry has occupied a position...

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Michael Stuart

Posted on Jan 25, 2013

  Michael Stuart (tenor and soprano saxophones) was born in Jamaica ,...

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Kevin Turcotte

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Kevin Turcotte (trumpet, flugelhorn) was born in 1964 in Ottawa,...

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Kirk MacDonald

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Kirk MacDonald (tenor and alto saxophonist, flutist, piccolo) was born October...

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Arnie Chycoski

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

Arnie Chycoski (trumpet) was born May 7, 1936 in New Westminister, British...

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Steve McDade

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Steve McDade (trumpet/flugelhorn) was born in Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow,...

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Mike Murley

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Mike Murley (tenor and soprano saxophonist) was born in Truro, Nova Scotia,...

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Ted Warren

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Ted Warren (drummer) was born in 1965, in Saskatchewan. He studied Music at...

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Kelly Jefferson

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Kelly Jefferson (saxophonist, clarinetist, flutist, piccolo-player) was born...

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John MacLeod

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

John MacLeod (trumpet, flugelhorn, composer, arranger, bandleader) was born in...

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Cory Weeds

Posted on Jan 25, 2013

Cory Weeds (saxophonist) has been a professional musician for the better part...

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Mark Eisenman

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Mark Eisenman (pianist) was born November 9, 1955 in New York City, New York,...

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Pat LaBarbera

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Pat LaBarbera Website Pat LaBarbera (saxophonist, teacher, composer) was born...

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Darcy Hepner

Posted on Jan 31, 2013

Darcy Hepner (saxophonist, flutist, composer, educator) was  raised in the...

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Jerry Fuller

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Jerry Fuller (drummer) was born on April 5, 1939 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada....

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Russ Little

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Russ Little (trombonist, composer, arranger, conductor) was born in Toronto,...

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Dave Restivo

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Dave Restivo (piano) is one of canada’s most respected and influential...

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Bob Brough

Posted on Jan 24, 2013

Bob Brough (tenor, alto,baritone saxophone, flute) was born on May 18, 1948 in...

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Mark Kelso

Posted on Jan 25, 2013

Mark Kelso (drummer, percussionist, singer, composer, producer, educator) was...

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Shelly Berger

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Shelly Berger (bassist, arranger, composer, producer) was born February 22,...

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P. J. Perry

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

P.J. Perry (tenor/alto saxophone, clarinet, flute & piccolo) was born in...

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Perry White

Posted on Jan 27, 2013

Perry White ( tenor, baritone, alto, and soprano saxophones, flute, clarinet,...

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Ted Quinlan

Posted on Jan 27, 2013

Ted Quinlan (guitarist, writer, educator) a Montreal-born Berklee-educated is...

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Alastair Kay

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Alastair Kay (trombonist) is widely recognized as one of Canada’s finest...

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Alex Dean

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Alex Dean (saxophones, clarinet, flute, piccolo, oboe) was born in 1954....

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Bill McBirnie

Posted on Jan 25, 2013

Bill McBirnie (flutes, piccolo) was in born in 1953, Port Colborne, Ontario,...

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Ian McDougall

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

Ian McDougall (trombonist, arranger, composer) was born in 1938, in Calgary,...

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Rachel Therrien

Posted on Nov 21, 2015

“Montreal-based trumpeter and composer Rachel Therrien’s second album,...

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