The Perry White / Ryan Oliver Quintet

Wed. July 19th 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM doors at 5:30 PM (All Ages)
Livestream + In Person $20 plus fees/tax, $10 plus fees/tax for students at the door.
Perry White- tenor saxophone
Ryan Oliver- tenor saxophone
Tony Genge- piano
Alex Coleman - bass
Joe Poole- drums

After working together for over 15 years in the Shuffle Demons, Ryan Oliver and Juno Award winner Toronto-based saxophonist Perry White reunite for what is sure to be an incredible evening of music. Juno award winning Vanocouver-based drummer Joe Poole will be featured in the rhythm section alongside the ever-swinging combo of Tony Genge and Alex Coleman.

Perry White's expressive tone and lyrical approach to playing the entire family of saxophones have kept him busy performing in Canada and around the world for over four decades. Born in Vancouver BC, he starting playing in local coffee houses and bars at the age of 15, soon hooking up with Canadian jazz greats¬to¬be including Hugh Fraser, Campbell Ryga and Renee Rosnes. Developing his own sound which he describes as being “steeped in the tradition of jazz and charged with the energy and experimentation of modern music”. Moving to Toronto in the ‘80s, he has had the opportunity to perform and record with a wide spectrum of artists including Dave Young , Hugh Fraser’s Veji Band, Hilario Duran, The Shuffle Demons, Holly Cole, Brian Dikenson Big Band, Aretha Franklin , David Foster, Freddie Stone, Claude Ranger, John Macleod Big Band , The Count Basie Orchestra, Kevin Breit and The Sisters Uclid , The Oscar Peterson Festival Big Band, The Esprit Orchestra, The Boss Brass and The Toronto Symphony and many others.