MADELEINE ERTEL Quintet

Madeleine Ertel – Trumpet
Naomi McCarroll-Butler – Clarinet
Ewen Farncombe – Piano
Evan Gratham – Bass
Jacob Slous – Drums

Madeleine Ertel is a trumpeter, vocalist, composer, and arranger known for her honest and melodic approach to music making. A recent graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance (2020), she can be seen zipping around on her bike on her way to perform with the free jazz-influenced quartet Never Was, the neo-soul band Moodset, her folk-inspired duo with guitarist Harry Bartlett, or in various straight-ahead jazz ensembles.

In her hometown of Kelowna, BC, Madeleine grew up playing original music around town with her sister, as well as studying classical piano and violin. Now based in Toronto, she continues to incorporate these diverse influences into her composing and improvising.

Madeleine would like to acknowledge that her career playing Black American Music has been made possible by the sacrifices of Black musicians that have, and continue to pave the way for us all.