Expired Canadian Jazz Festival – Harry Vetro’s Northern Ranger

  •  Monday, Apr 1st, 2019
     7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Northern Ranger is a Toronto-based sextet led by musician/composer Harry Vetro. The bands debut full-length self-titled album, ‘Northern Ranger’ came out of the recent Canada 150 celebrations where Harry undertook a nation-wide journey visiting specific cities within the country and more specifically the six Indigenous cultural areas of Canada: Arctic, Western Subarctic, Pacific Coast, Plateau, Plains, and the Subarctic / Eastern Woodlands. As an outdoor enthusiast, Harry’s travels for his new album ‘Northern Ranger’ allowed him to interact with musicians from different genres and engage with Indigenous traditions. His compositions and new album ‘Northern Ranger’ reflect these interactions. The music is rooted in traditional jazz yet captures elements of Folk and world music. Proceeds from the album will go toward starting a music outreach program for Indigenous youth.

Harry is a 23-year-old drummer and composer living in Hamilton, Ontario and a recent graduate of the University of Toronto jazz program. He received two special project grants from the University of Toronto, (FMUA) Faculty of Music Undergraduate Association; the first, in 2017 to record an album, and the second for a CD release event in October 2018. In 2017, he also received scholarships from the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival and the Lands End Music Workshop in Coin-du-Banc, Quebec. Recently, he was selected as a finalist in the Sudbury Jazz emerging artist series. He has performed at the TD Toronto Jazz festival, Ottawa Jazz festival and Orillia Jazz festival.

“A young talent with a sound that can be described as crisp…,” (Bob Ben, The Whole Note)



Band members

Harrison Argatoff, Saxophone
Lina Allemano, Trumpet
Dan Pitt, Guitar
Noah Franche Nolan, Piano
Andrew Downing, Bass
Harrison Vetro, Drums

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