Douglas_Reach Douglas Reach has performed across Canada and the United States as both soloist and in chamber music settings. As well as performing the standard repertoire, he is also known for his dynamic and committed performances of the contemporary repertoire. In this regard, Mr. Reach has premiered many new works and has also commissioned and had numerous pieces dedicated to him. His performances have been heard regularly on CBC radio and television. See full biography…blank..
Scott-Macmillan Halifax’s Scott Macmillan enjoys a stellar reputation in Nova Scotia and abroad for his unusual versatility working in the fields of classical, pop, jazz, blues and celtic music. A master guitarist, he has worked professionally for more than 30 years widening the audience for the music of Atlantic Canada, both nationally and internationally.See full biography…blank.


Don Ross has emerged as one of the most respected musicians in Canada and one of the top guitarists in the world. In September 1996, he managed to do what no other player has done: win the prestigious U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship for the second time (he first won in 1988). The competition, held yearly in Winfield, Kansas, cannot be won only with immaculate technique, but the player’s music must also display a high degree of emotion and intensity — hallmarks of Don’s style.Don graduated from the Music Department of Toronto’s York University in 1983, but waited until 1986 to start pursuing a career as a performer. After his first win at Winfield, Don was asked to sign with Duke Street Records. He recorded three CDs for Duke Street over the course of the next four years: Bearing Straight, Don Ross and Three Hands. The CDs met with unanimous critical acclaim and numerous tours across Canada and the U.S. Don even played at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland.Don signed a new recording deal with Columbia/Sony Music in 1994, releasing his first album for the label, This Dragon Won’t Sleep, in 1995. In the fall of 1996 Don released Wintertide, an instrumental album of traditional Christmas tunes played in his trademark style. Lynn Saxberg of the Ottawa Citizen called the CD a “masterpiece,” and the public response was no less enthusiastic.Visit Don’s site.
jeff-torbert Guitarist and composer Jeff Torbert is an exciting up-and-coming musician that has already made a mark on the Canadian Jazz scene. A protégé of master-musicians Jerry Granelli and David Tronzo, he was awarded the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award at the 2006 Atlantic Jazz Festival. His unique and inventive compositions are making waves on the Halifax music scene as a new contemporary jazz vision.