2020 International Clarinetist Corona Competition first prize winner Virginia MacDonald has established herself as a respected & sought-after musician in the Canadian jazz scene. Known for her lyrical and soulful clarinet playing, Virginia has been described as a “powerful new voice in the Canadian scene” by Juno Award-winning bassist Mike Downes.
Juno Award-winning pianist and composer Brian Dickinson has been a mainstay on the Canadian jazz scene for close to 40 years. He has played with the likes of Maria Schneider, Dewey Redman, Donny McCaslin, Bob Mintzer, Randy Brecker and Pat LaBarbera, just to name a few.
Four-time Juno Award winner & recipient of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Toronto Musician’s Association, Neil Swainson is among the most respected and accomplished bassists on the jazz scene today.
Award-winning Austrian drummer Bernd Reiter, who studied in Graz & New York & now lives in Paris, always delivering a rock-solid beat. He has worked with many international jazz stars such as Kirk Lightsey, Don Menza, Steve Grossman, Charles Davis, Claudio Roditi & many more.