The Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble with special guest Joe Sorbara (Ontario)

Local musician and music educator Brent Rowan has long led the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble, an incubator for young musicians interested in the history of jazz and the development of their skills and creativity. This year the Ensemble is working with Guelph native, composer, drummer, and educator Joe Sorbara, who honed his pedagogical work of this nature as the leader of the Contemporary Music Ensemble (CME) at the University of Guelph. Furthermore, Joe is a seasoned bandleader (The Imperative, Other Foot First) and sideman in Toronto’s field of creative improvised music.

Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble: Chris Gibson (piano), Oliver Smyth-Commodari (guitar), Carlan Pulkkinen (guitar), Josh Collesso (bass), Caleb Holley (baritone saxophone), Liam Newsom (trumpet), Logan Fell (alto saxophone), Stephen Tjoelker (clarinet), Justin Tang (alto saxophone), Gavin Scott (drums), Eric Liebster (guitar), Jakob Durst (tenor saxophone), Brent Rowan (director)

Saturday, 15 September, 2pm, Market Square Stage, free

Joe Sorbara website
GYJE website
Brent Rowan website