Hermann's 1st Annual Jazz Festival: John Stetch Trio, Starring John Stetch Piano, Mike Downes Bass, Ethan Ardelli Drums
Wed. June 20th 2018 8:00pm doors at 6:00pm (All Ages) $25.00
Reservations close 4 hours prior to show time.
Fearless and distinct, Edmonton-born pianist John Stetch pushes the edges of his jazz and classical training to fuse melodies from all around the world; from Mozart to East European music to TV themes. After years of playing clarinet and saxophone, Stetch switched to piano in his late teens, and is now a Steinway Artist, a 6-time Juno nominee, and won the Prix Du Jazz at the Montreal Jazz Festival. For years, Stetch worked at many of the top New York City jazz clubs, performed across several continents. He recently released his 14th CD The Vancouver Concert, and was just awarded the Inaugural Pentland Prize in Composition. Joining Stetch for this special Victoria Jazz Festival show at Hermann's will be two of Toronto's first call rhythm section players – this year's Juno winner Mike Downes on bass, and drummer Ethan Ardelli.
John Stetch Trio
Alberta-born jazz pianist John Stetch scrupulously learned his craft over many years, first in Montreal and later in NYC, playing in the Rufus Reid/Akira Tana Group for a decade. A four-time Juno nominee, Stetch is a lyrical and bold stylist at the keyboard; this inventive and virtuosic musician has also earned unanimous international acclaim for o... more info