JUNO nominated saxophonist Jesse Ryan brings a blending of jazz and Afro-Caribbean musical tradition to our Stage-in-the-Park. Smooth!
About Jesse Ryan
Trinidadian-born Jesse Ryan is a saxophonist and composer interested in the connections between jazz and Afro-Caribbean musical traditions and communicating transcendent ideas through his music. His JUNO-nominated debut album Bridges is “…an aural explosion of stellar musicianship that incorporates his explorations of his cultural roots and expertise in the modern jazz idiom.” — Medium magazine. He’s the 2020 recipient of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Emerging Jazz Artist Award. As a sideman, he’s performed and recorded with Rachel Therrien, Amhed Mitchel, Larnell Lewis, Joy Lapps-Lewis, Daniel Barnes, Jojo Bowden and Alex Bird. Ryan has been commissioned as a composer by Nathaniel Dett Chorale to write the Virtues Suite for jazz quintet, string quartet and chorale. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Toronto Arts Foundation and is a P. Mauriat artist.
Dates & Times
2pm – 4pm
A small stage in the grass on the west campus
Outdoors, No formal seating
235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8