Prepare for virtuosity incarnate, and instrumental storytelling at its finest.
Four exceptional musicians, rooted in jazz, come together to create an awe-inspiring musical experience. Songs of Tales features some of Canada’s most creative and expressive instrumentalists.
Following a 10 year residency in Brooklyn, saxophonist Petr Cancura is a keystone of Ottawa’s revelatory jazz scene. The Program Director of the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Cancura is a JUNO nominee, and noted collaborator, having performed or recorded with Aretha Franklin, Kathleen Edwards, Bob Moses, and many more.
Prodigious violinist Jesse Zubot lends his talents to countless acts including Tanya Tagaq, and regularly dazzles audiences with his wild musicianship, and seamless use of effects pedals.
A protégé of guitar great Gary Peacock, Juno award winner Gordon Grdina is known for his incredible versatility and ability to bring a formidable presence to any ensemble he joins.
Drummer and multi-instrumentalist Jean Martin is a vital force in the Canadian avant-garde having performed and recorded with notable artists Evan Parker, William Parker, and David Murray to name a few.