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Meet the Artists

Ross Porter, a leading Canadian radio and television broadcaster, author, President and CEO of Jazz FM91, and longtime friend of Humber College’s Music Program.

Denny Christianson is a renowned bandleader and trumpeter who has performed with a generation of musical ‘who’s who’ and has recorded more than 250 albums with legendary jazz and pop star greats.

Kurt Elling, a Grammy winning and world-renowned “standout male vocalist of our time”.

Pat LaBarbera, an extraordinary and internationally-acclaimed Juno-winning saxophonist.

Rik Emmett, a rock star with Triumph, the wildly successful Canadian band and one of the finest touring bands of the late 70’s and 80’s is a renowned singer, songwriter and guitarist. Solo since the 1980’s, Rik is a gold and platinum artist with a wide variety of musical styles.

The consummate Al Kay, one of the world’s finest trombone players.

Laila Biali, an award-winning, always ‘sold-out’ crowd favourite Canadian jazz singer, pianist and Humber College Alumna.

Bassist Rich Brown formed Rinse the Algorithm in 2004 with Robi Botos on piano, Larnell Lewis on drums, and Luis Deniz on saxophone, to create a fresh new sound combining sophisticated harmony with a groove-oriented rhythmic base.

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