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The Canadian Trad.  Collective   

The Canadian Trad Collective is a new six-piece group bringing together some of Canada’s leading proponents of early jazz, performing together live across the Internet between cities. The collective will be appearing regularly on syncspace on the last Sunday of each month. The regular members are:

  • Ottawa woodwind virtuoso David Renaud (playing clarinet with this group)

  • Toronto multi-instrumentalist Drew Jurecka (playing violin with this group)

  • Ottawa pianist and trombonist Mark Ferguson (playing trombone with this group)

  • Toronto guitarist Nathan Hiltz

  • Ottawa low-end specialist Keith Hartshorn-Walton - Tuba

  • Ottawa drummer Lucas Denison

For this July performance, the collective will appear as a quartet with David Renaud, Mark Ferguson, Keith Hartshorn-Walton, and Lucas Denison.

Join us for a spirited, fun-filled afternoon set of trad jazz.


24.07.2021 -

"H.O.T. Quartet"    From Toronto, Ottawa, and Hamilton Four outstanding musicians, all-original music, and the debut performance of a new group. This Saturday, join David Renaud, Adrean Farrugia, Michael Herring, and Anthony Michelli for an evening of fun and engaging music-making across the Internet.


This show will feature the music of Charles Mingus performed by a 7-piece band with the rhythm section and horn section each split between Ottawa and Toronto. Yeah it’s crazy but at we’re all about pushing the envelope!

Join us for a rousing, raucous, free-spirited, free-wheeling exploration of Mingus’s most compelling compositions infused with the sounds of hard bop, soul, gospel, and blues. Featuring a hard-hitting band performing across 500 kms:

Ed Lister – trumpet

David Renaud – alto saxophone

Trevor Hogg – tenor saxophone

Mark Ferguson – trombone

Mike Manny – piano

Michael Herring – double bass


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