U of T Jazz Ensembles

Sept 6
5:30pm: Aidan McConnell Quartet
6:30pm: Adrian Russouw Quartet

This group focuses on studies and explorations of the music of Thelonius Monk

Lazar Miric – Alto Sax
Luke Nickel – Trombone
Adrian Russouw – Bass
Aidan McConnell – Drums

Sept 13
5:30pm: Brenon Parmar Quartet
6:30pm: Jacob Chung Quartet

Sept 20
5:30pm: Raquel Skilich Quintet

Playing a variety of standards and compositions

Raquel Skilich – Voice
Jacob Chung – Sax
Henry Lewis – Piano
Max Simpson – Bass
Aidan McConnell – Drums

6:30pm: Max Simpson Group

Max Simpson begins his 4th year at UofT playing jazz standards with a chordless quintet.

Jacob Chung – Tenor
Lazar Miric – Alto
Charlotte Mcaffee-Brunner – Trombone
Max Simpson – Bass
Mark Gerlai – Drums

Sept 27
5:30pm: Shannon McDougall Group

Shannon McDougall is a trumpet player and vocalist currently attending the University of Toronto Jazz Studies program. She is the former lead trumpet player in both the Toronto All Star Big Band and the University of Toronto 11 O’Clock Jazz Orchestra. Throughout the pandemic, like many musicians, she has been away from the Toronto music scene allowing her to explore other interests such as her vocal technique. Since then, she has begun singing with the Toronto All Star Big Band and various jazz ensembles on the side. Shannon is a developing young musician and enjoys teaching and sharing many different styles of music.

6:30pm: Diack/Little/O’Reilly Trio

This new trio performs music that is distinguished by a discerningly open-minded approach to the      guitar trio format. Collectively Patrick, Robert and Sam embrace the twists and turns of the improvised moment to find engaging approaches within the compositions they perform.

Patrick O’Reilly – Guitar
Sam Little – Bass
Robert Diack – Drums


Jacob Chung

Diack/Little/O’Reilly Trio