The Hart House Jazz Ensemble is an active and vibrant band made up of members from different colleges and campus communities united in one common interest: a love of music. Members balance their lives and studies around numerous other commitments but still take the time out to play in the ensemble.
Performing at the Arbor Room and The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar at the end of term as well as at festivals in the Greater Toronto Area, the ensemble conducted by bandleader Ernesto Cervini has won critics’ and audience’s praise. On November 11, 2019, Hart House marks its 100th anniversary as a student-focused centre for the arts, dialogue and wellness at the University of Toronto. More than just a physical space, Hart House plays a pivotal role as a diverse and inclusive gathering place that fosters the enhancement of the student experience on all three campuses and provides a haven for students and community members to come together despite their differences.
HART HOUSE ENSEMBLE
Hart House ensembles–the Orchestra, Singers, Chorus, Chamber Strings, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo and Jazz Choir regularly fill the room to the rafters with their talent, creativity, and the resounding applause of their loyal audiences.