Jake Koffman- Sax
Bernie Senensky- Piano
Kieran Overs- Bass (April 5, 19)
Pat Collins- Bass (April 12, 26)
Morgan Childs- Drums (April 5, 19, 26)
Terry Clarke- Drums (April 12)
Starting on the alto saxophone, flute, and clarinet at the age of 13, Jake started playing gigs almost immediately in a wide range of bands, from jazz groups both big and small, as well as touching on rock, hip hop, reggae and Brazilian music. From playing with these groups, the tenor and soprano saxophones were quickly added to his arsenal of instruments. After graduating from high school, Jake attended the renowned Humber College jazz program, in which he stood out among the crowd, landing a spot in the Studio Jazz Ensemble, which lead to performances with such iconic jazz musicians as Randy Brecker, Mike Stern and Chris Potter, among others. It was at this time that Jake expanded his palette to include baritone saxophone, and bass clarinet…
Cross-generational improvised music has been a strong part of the foundation with which jazz music continues to build its mountain, and by learning from the true masters of this music, Jake Koffman is ensuring its survival.