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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.

rich bass

Bassist Rich Brown's band that is rooted in the jazz tradition and heavily influenced by the jazz-rock and jazz-funk groups of the 70s, 80s and 90s.

For more information please contact Raina Faza at 416.675.6622 ext. 4348 or at 50event@humber.ca