My quintet features New York’s Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, as well as Toronto’s own Jon Maharaj, Adrean Farrugia and Ethan Ardelli…couldn’t ask for a better band! The band was formed in 2013 to record a short EP and play a few shows. I was blown away with how the band sounded, so I brought everybody together again in August to record our first full length album as a group, Dance With the Lady which features nine of my original compositions. The album was the featured release on WBGO 88.3 FM in December.
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We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canada Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters
GHT begins rooted in tradition and launches into the unexpected appealing to more than just your average jazz listener. They’ve rallied impromptu dance parties with hippies on Salt Spring Island, elated elementary school students and festival audiences from St. John’s to the Yukon. They incorporate influences from Duke Ellington to Otis Redding, from Ornette Coleman to Black Sabbath, from Webern to Kermit the Frog, blending them seamlessly into a purely enjoyable ride.
Upcoming projects include a duo woodwind/percussion album with Hawksley Workman due out this fall, as well as Robe Music a solo analog synth and saxophone record and finally GHT‘s third studio release is set to be recorded in the coming months.