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TO BE RESCHEDULED: Jake Hanlon 4tet (Jake Hanlon, Kelly Jefferson, Dan Fortin, Tim Shia)
July 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
IMPORTANT: Due to technical issues this concert will not take place on the scheduled date. We will be rescheduling as soon as possible and will contact all ticket holders to let them know about the new date. If you already purchased a ticket and would like a refund, please feel to send us an email otherwise we will be in contact (and this page will be updated) once we have a new date. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Guitarist Jake Hanlon leads this cross-city, cross-provincial quartet performing a program of his compelling original music. He’ll perform from Antigonish, Nova Scotia, with saxophonist Kelly Jefferson and bassist Dan Fortin performing from Hamilton, and drummer Tim Shia performing from Toronto.
Jake Hanlon is a guitarist, composer, and educator based in Atlantic Canada where he maintains an active career as a performer and educator frequently performing with regional and international acts. Hanlon released Follow and Autumn Song (co-leads with Paul Tynan), both nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year by the ECMA. In 2019 Tynan and Hanlon expanded and joined forces with Greg Smith and Stephan LeViestro in the Netherlands to release Dual Chromatic: Beyond the Pale, a live recording. In 2021 Hanlon releases his co-leads project with his brother, Josh Hanlon, DFW-based pianist/composer. Hanlon is an assistant professor of music at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish Nova Scotia and has been a member of the faculty of music since 2008. As a member of the faculty, Hanlon teaches jazz guitar, music theory and Composition. His contributions to the visiting artist program has allowed him to perform with international artists such as Dave Liebman, Chad Wackerman, Tim Haggans, Peter Erskine, Andy LaVerne and more. Hanlon is an alumnus of the University of North Texas and Saint Francis Xavier. Hanlon has performed with canadian artists such as Paul Tynan, Mike Murley, Kirk MacDonald, Ethan Ardelli, Mike Rud, Diane Nalini and David Braid.
Multiple Juno award–winning saxophonist, composer and educator Kelly Jefferson has been a leading figure in the Canadian jazz community and beyond for over twenty-five years. He has performed with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Maria Schneider, Christian McBride, Kenny Werner, Phil Woods, Clark Terry, Al Jarreau, Michel LeGrand, Brian Blade, Randy Brecker, Renee Rosnes, Russell Malone and Joey DeFrancesco. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Music degree from McGill University in Montreal and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Kelly has performed extensively in Canada, the United States, Japan, Thailand, Europe, South Korea and China, including a nine-month tour with legendary trumpeter Maynard Ferguson. The Kelly Jefferson Quartet release Next Exit, was nominated for a 2011 Juno Award. Kelly is also a member of the collective trio TuneTown, along with bassist Artie Roth and drummer Ernesto Cervini. Mr. Jefferson is currently a faculty member at both the University of Toronto and York University, and has adjudicated at music festivals and has given numerous clinics and workshops throughout North America. An active freelance musician and guest artist, Kelly performs regularly with groups that include the Carn-Davidson 9, Emilie-Claire Barlow, The Shuffle Demons and Barry Romberg’s Four Blind Mice.
Dan Fortin was born and raised in Peterborough, Ontario. His eclectic tastes and stylistic flexibility have led to work with a wide variety of artists in the jazz, rock and pop worlds, including Bernice, The Allison Au Quartet, Queer Songbook Orchestra, Emilie-Claire Barlow, John Southworth, Serena Ryder, July Talk, Devon Sproule, Mike O’Neill, Bryn Roberts, David Occhipinti, Tara Davidson, Harley Card, Michael Davidson, Alex Goodman, and many others. He’s been lucky enough to play at a number of great venues, including Cafe Oto, 55 Bar, Smalls, SFJAZZ Center, the Monterey Jazz Festival, Sunset/Sunside, JazzDock, Jamboree, Jimmy Glass, and Koerner Hall. Dan is a co-leader of the trio MYRIAD3, along with pianist Chris Donnelly and drummer Ernesto Cervini. Together, they’ve released five albums for Alma Records: Tell (2012), The Where (2014 – Juno nominee), Tell((Chip)) (2015 – Donnelly’s electronic reimagining of their debut record), Moons, (2016), and Vera (2018.) They have undertaken several tours of Canada, the USA, Europe, and Japan, including performances at the Tokyo Jazz Festival and Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival (London, UK. In 2015, Dan released BRINKS, his debut album as a leader on Fresh Sound/New Talent Records. The critically acclaimed record features his long time collaborators David French, Michael Davidson, and Fabio Ragnelli, and includes 10 of his songs. His most recent release is The Latest Tech, an album of music for solo double bass, released on Elastic Recordings, the imprint he started with vibraphonist Michael Davidson. Dan is on faculty at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music, where he teaches bass in the Jazz Studies department.
Whether it be a jazz festival gig with Rich Underhill; winning a Trille Or with Amelie et Les Singes Bleus; playing Cumbia’s with Quique Escamilla on CBC; adding percussion on a Electronica recording with Milosh (Rhye); to headlining a Hip Hop festival in Taiwan with LEO37, Tim Shia has been fortunate enough to play with a host of Juno and Grammy Award winning musicians in an array of genres. When he’s not performing, Tim has scored and licensed music for film and television including work for CBC, the Toronto Public Library, Teletoon and the NFB. He has given masterclasses and workshops on performance and improvisation at every level from Elementary to Post Secondary Institutions across Canada. He also hosted a radio show on Jazz Fm 91.1 called “Jazz is What?!”