Upcoming Summer Events:
July 8 – The Jake Koffman Trio
Tiger Balme is comprised of five female-identifying musicians who hail mostly from Asian ethnicity and culture. Based in Toronto, the group creates transparent, tender music that is born of self-love, sisterhood, and healing; the community created within the group is one of its defining qualities. The music created offers an alternative sound; resonant vibraphone and a percussive pulse ground an ensemble of delicate plucked instruments and ethereal harmonies. Our band was formed on a shared desire to increase representation of female-identifying artists and people of colour in the local Toronto music scene. Rooted in the gentle power of resilience, our songs turn an honest, loving eye toward the beating heart, finding belonging in marginalized places and identities. (Photo by Hannah Maynes.)
Nathan Hiltz is a jazz guitarist and professor of music at Humber College. He has performed with Alex Pangman, Bernie Senensky, Del Dako,The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and The Boss Brass. His trio album, ‘Songs Poetic’ (GB RECORDS) features a swinging set of jazz standards from the great American songbook.
Jenna Marie Pinard and Jay Yoo are a jazz duo from Toronto, Canada. Individually and in a variety of ensembles, they have performed at prestigious Canadian venues such as Old Mill Toronto, The Rex Hotel, Upstairs Jazz, House of Jazz, Koerner Hall, Canadian Stage, Meridian Arts Centre, and Banff Centre for the Arts. The two up-and-coming jazz musicians have played alongside a variety of Canadian jazz icons including Steve Wallace, Chase Sanborn, Mike Murley, Alison Young, Emily Steinwall, Nick Mclean, Brownman Ali, Christine Duncan and many more. The two started playing duo together after having met at the University of Toronto and after their debut duo performance at the Tranzac Club, they decided to record an album that was representative of their current musical identities.
“This exceptional release from this duo is almost sublime in its deliverance yet instantly accessible and beautifully produced. Jenna Marie’s vocals are tender and harmonic with a technique that is unforced and subtle. Jay Yoo’s equally tender and fluid guitar lines blend in perfectly, resulting in a collaboration that sounds like it was meant to be and satisfying to the listener.” -Marty, The Jazz Music Blog