Darren Sigesmund is a Toronto-based trombonist, pianist and composer. He has studied piano and composition extensively under the tutelage of Toronto instructor Frank Falco. Since 2003, he has led his Strands project on over 15 tours across Europe, Australia, Asia and Canada. His most recent recording, Strands II, was nominated for a 2010 JUNO. That same year, he also received the Galaxie Rising Star Award for Best Composition at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. Darren has studied and performed at the internationally renowned Banff Jazz Workshop with acclaimed artists, such as Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, Julian Priester, Richie Beirach, and Dave Liebman. Darren teaches piano and composition privately in Toronto, and is currently pursing a Masters degree in Jazz Performance at the University of Toronto.