• All times are MST
     Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
     7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Michelle Gregoire (Piano / Vocals)

Pianist and composer, Michelle Grégoire’s music have been described as “ingenious”, “elegant”, “balanced”, and “original with great depth and imagination”. She has toured across Canada with her own projects and her music is heard regularly on XM Radio and Galaxie satellite jazz programs. An active freelance musician since 1984, Michelle Grégoire maintains a solid reputation as a side person and band leader having backed up artists in all genres. Grégoire holds jazz degrees from St. Francis Xavier University (1988, 1990), a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from Florida State University (1993). Grégoire has also studied privately with world-renowned composers Maria Schneider and Bob Brookmeyer.

A devoted clinician and educator, Michelle works regularly in Calgary schools as a jazz piano clinician. She has been a featured clinician in many colleges and high schools across Canada including Humber College, Capilano College, and more. She is currently on faculty at Ambrose University in Calgary teaching jazz piano.

Tyler Hornby (Drums)

For as long as he can remember, Tyler Hornby has been on a musical journey. He encountered jazz early on while growing up in Alberta, living in a house that doubled as a rehearsal space for his guitar-playing father, his bass-playing brother, and big band singer grandmother. He started drumming at age ten, honed his artistry in high school big bands and experimental jazz combos, and has blossomed into one of the country’s most innovative and sought after young drummers. Hornby has also become a gifted composer by expanding his musical tastes, studying the craft with Grammy award-winning pianist Chip Stephens, and immersing himself in the work of other great players from all over the planet.

As a performer, Hornby has played at festivals, clubs, and concerts in North America, South America, and Europe and appeared on more than 50 recordings. As an educator, he has developed clinics and workshops in Canada, Germany, Italy, Poland, the United States, and Venezuela. He is also the founder and director of the Drumset Educational Camp (Mount Royal Conservatory) as well as the director of the Ambrose University Jazz Camp.

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