Released in March, 2009, The Path features primarily Canadian compositions and arrangements, while also crossing musical and geographical borders: Erik Patterson's Happy at Sad Things (the winning composition from the 2008 Young Composers Competition); Moiya Callahan's i love you on the microphone; five compositions or arrangements by Josh Grossman (including the smash hit title track) and two tunes featuring vocalist Sophia Perlman. Buy The Path via CD Baby or get it on iTunes.
"First, the Toronto Jazz Orchestra is good, really good..." Jack Bowers at, allaboutjazz.com
"Tight, swinging and passionate..." Glen Hall, Exclaim!
"...the Toronto Jazz Orchestra is on an admirable path." Ori Dagan, Wholenote Magazine
Our second CD, Under A Tree was recorded in the Stealth Lounge at The Pilot Tavern. Many of the tracks were recorded in front of a live audience. The album, released in March, 2004, exclusively features Canadian compositions never before recorded on CD...some of the tunes were actually written specifically for this project(*)! Buy Under A Tree now via CD Baby or get it on iTunes.
"...the section work is stirring and strong..." Geoff Chapman, The Toronto Star
"...my hat's off...you guys are doing it right!" Merlin Williams, Wholenote Magazine
"...The ensemble is razor-sharp..." Jack Bowers, allaboutjazz.com
Our first CD, released in 2001 and simply called The Toronto Jazz Orchestra, was recorded part live at The Montreal Bistro, and part in studio at Metalworks in Mississauga. We chose some of the best tunes ever written for big band. Buy The Toronto Jazz Orchestra now via CD Baby.
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