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Friday September 30, 2016, 5 to 10 pm

The Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd, Peterborough



San Murata - Violin

Mark Kieswetter - Piano

Ross MacIntyre - Bass


One of a handful of people playing jazz violin, Murata has become one of the most in-demand and appreciated musicians on the Toronto jazz scene. San’s approach to jazz violin is one that emphasizes pure melody and romantic lyricism. His charming music evokes the atmosphere of a Paris salon or a Manhattan tea room. San has played with most of Toronto’s top jazz musicians, including Norm Amadio, Jake Langley, Bernie Senesky, Neil Swainson, Mark Kieswetter, Tony Quarrington, Danny McErlain, and the late Bob George, to name a few. The National Jazz Awards has nominated San as “Best Violinist of the Year” four times. San has appeared at the Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival every year since 1994, at the All Canadian Jazz Festival in Port Hope, the Picton Jazz Festival, and has also performed four tours of Japan. He lives in an historic small town east of Toronto just outside of Trent Hills.

Versatile Pianist, Mark Kieswetter, has performed alongside jazz greats including Zoot Sims, Jack Sheldon and James Moody. For over three years, he was the musical director for the legendary Jon Hendricks, working with him in developing the large vocal ensemble "Vocalstraâ", and performing at many venues including the International Association of Jazz Educators in New York and the Sorbonne in Paris. He has played in the orchestra for many professional touring companies, and has performed on numerous CDs, including Juno nominated "The Beat Goes On" (Emilie-Claire Barlow ) and "Bread and Buddha" (Harry Manx), and his duo CD "Green Edge Sky, Green Edge Sun" with Toronto bassist Ross MacIntyre.

Toronto based acoustic and electric bassist Ross MacIntyre has been a professional musician for over 20 years. After attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ross graduated from the University of Toronto’s esteemed jazz program, and has since performed with elite musicians from Canada and around the world including Wynton Marsalis, Ed Robertson, and Jim Cuddy. He has toured all over Europe, North America, Australia, and Asia with Universal recording artist Matt Dusk, JUNO award winners Emilie-Claire Barlow, Jesse Cook, Elizabeth Shepherd, Kellylee Evans, the Shuffle Demons, and Michael Kaeshammer. From 2000-2003 Ross was the musical director and composer for the Garden Brother’s Circus. He was the musical director of the Young People’s Theatre production of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang in 2004. Ross is the bass player on over 50 recordings, 8 of which are JUNO award nominated, including 2012's Vocal Jazz Album of the Year winner "Seule Ce Soir" by Emilie-Claire Barlow. As a side musician, Ross has shared the stage with many of Canada’s jazz luminaries including Peter Appleyard, Guido Basso, and Hilario Duran. Ross has released a duet album with pianist Mark Kieswetter, to great critical acclaim. Of it The Whole Note Magazine writes: “Kieswetter and MacIntyre have captured the true essence of what the best piano/bass duos are all about: elegance, economy, precision, fluidity, style, intimacy, grace, and that magical, intangible chemistry – the simpatico.”


Comdedian - Mel Lucier

Windsor comic, Mel Lucier, is the wild card winner in the 2014 Border City Comedy Festival. She has performed across Canada and the United States delivering her unique style of comedy to a variety of audiences.