Overs’ Eleven

Toronto-born bassist Kieran Overs has been active on the Canadian music scene since 1970, first on guitar and electric bass and for the past 33 years on acoustic bass. He is a B.Mus. graduate of the Humber/BCOU Music Program and holds a master’s degree from McGill University (Montreal). He also studied privately with renowned Danish bassist Neils-Henning Orsted-Petersen and arranger Rick Wilkins.

Working in Toronto as a sideman with such artists as Zoot Sims, Chet Baker, Bill Charlap, Harold Mabern Jr., Carol Sloane with Bill Mays, Brian Dickinson, Pat Labarbera, Alex Dean, Kirk MacDonald, Nancy Walker, Lorne Lofsky and Ted Quinlan and touring internationally with Moe Koffman/Dizzy Gillespie and Jane Bunnett, he established a solid reputation in Canadian jazz.


Pat LaBarbera — Saxophone

Alex Dean — Saxophone

Kelly Jefferson — Saxophone

Mike Murley — Saxophone

Kevin Turcotte — Trumpet

Bruce Cassidy — Trumpet

Will Carn — Trombone

Kieran Overs — Bass