Saturday July 21, 2018 3:00 pm
Innovative and electrifying, Toronto jazz drummer Ernesto Cervini has energy to burn, whether radiating it from behind his kit or working on any number of musical and educational projects. His sextet, Turboprop features 6 of the top musicians in the Canadian jazz scene; Tara Davidson on Alto Saxophone ,Shirantha Beddage on Tenor Saxophone, Christian Overton on Trombone, Adrean Farrugia on Piano, Michael Herring on Bass and Cervini on Drums.
The band’s sound is reminiscent to the hard swinging Jazz Messenger bands of Art Blakey, although they tackle a wide range of music; from Charlie Parker to Claude Debussy to Radiohead, plus originals from all the band members. They have already toured multiple times across Canada to rave reviews, and their sophomore album was nominated for a 2018 JUNO Award for Jazz Album of the Year (Group).