Original 8 piece modern jazz/lounge group Barbarella was formed in the spring of 2008. Performing original compositions written and arranged by Aurora Cowie and the band. This band is an explosion of musical genres colliding into the stratosphere. A typical Barbarella show will present you with new music influenced by jazz,pop,rock,disco and improvised sounds.  All members of Barbarella are graduating students of Humber College’s Bachelor in Contemporary Music Program in Toronto. Most of the members are from Ontario with the exception of Aurora Cowie, Chris Ryan and Neil MacIntosh who are from Nova Scotia. Barbarella plays clubs in Toronto such as the Boat in Kensington Market, The Rex, Bread and Circus, etc. Aurora has performed her compositions in the ’08 Charlottetown Festival, ‘Jazz in the Streets’, and at the Banff centre in Alberta.  They are currently selling their first CD entitled XOXO. 5 tracks for 5$ available at live shows.


Led by Aurora Cowie — Voc/Trumpet

Karen Ng — Alto Saxophone

Nick Teehan — Baritone Saxophone

Laura Bates — Violin

James Taylor — Guitar

Scott McCannell — Electric Bass

Chris Ryan — Percussion

Neil MacIntosh — Drums