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CaneFire

Calypso - Instrumental - Latin - Steel Band - World Jazz
From Toronto, Ontario

BIO

“If Dizzy Gillespie were still with us, he would love CaneFire” Vancouver Sun

“CaneFire is sweeter than Caroni brown sugar and don’t doubt me” Trinidad Guardian

Toronto-based Caribbean jazz powerhouse CaneFire is NOT your grandfather’s jazz band. As one of the most explosive and energetic jazz ensembles on the planet, CaneFire delivers a rollicking, high-octane show combining the white-hot energy of Cuban rhythm, the blinding musicianship of modern jazz, and the unbridled joy of the music of the Caribbean.

CaneFire’s signature sound revolves around its unconventional use of the steelpan – the only petroleum byproduct in the world that is actually good for you. Led by Canadian pianist/composer Jeremy Ledbetter, CaneFire also features steelpan virtuoso Mark Mosca, Alexis Baro (trumpet), Braxton Hicks (saxophones), Chendy Leon (drums), Yoser Rodriguez (bass), and Alberto Suarez (percussion).

In recent years CaneFire has taken their unique brand of Caribbean Latin Jazz from BC to Newfoundland, to South America, and to the Caribbean, including three years in a row at the Trinidad and Tobago Jazz Festival. CaneFire celebrated their fifth birthday in 2010 with the release of their sophomore album, Pandemonium. The long-awaited follow-up to their 2005 debut, Kaiso Blue, Pandemonium embodies all the sizzle and twice the sophistication of its predecessor, and features guest performances by Trinidadian calypso superstar David Rudder and Brazilian jazz legend Hermeto Pascoal.

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Gigs

Beaches International Jazz Festival - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, January 1, 2011

TD Jazz Festival - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Saturday, January 1, 2011

Tobago Jazz Experience - Tobago, - Saturday, January 1, 2011

Sunfest - London, Ontario Canada - Saturday, January 1, 2011

Markham Jazz Festival - Markham, Ontario Canada - Saturday, January 1, 2011

Uptown Waterloo Jazz Festival - Waterloo, Ontario Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

Beaches International Jazz Festival - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

Glenn Gould Studio - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

Athabasca Performing Arts Centre - Athabasca, Alberta Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

Rotary Centre for the Arts - Kelowna, British Columbia Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

The Cellar Jazz Club - Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - Friday, January 1, 2010

Kaslo Jazz Festival - Kaslo, British Columbia Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Mission Folk Music Festival - Mission, British Columbia Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Harrison Festival of the Arts - Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Vancouver International Folk Festival - Vancouver, British Columbia Canada - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Trinidad Steelpan Jazz Festival - Tirnidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago - Thursday, January 1, 2009

Tobago Jazz Experience - Corw Point, Tobago - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

All Canadian Jazz Festival - Port Hope, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Muskoka Lakes Music Festival - Port Carling, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Harbourfront Centre - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Lula Lounge - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Tuesday, January 1, 2008

El Hatillo Jazz Festival - Caracas, Venezuela - Monday, January 1, 2007

Caribana Parade - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, January 1, 2007

St. John's Jazz Festival - St. John's, Newfoundland Canada - Monday, January 1, 2007

Atlantic Jazz Festival - Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada - Monday, January 1, 2007

Toronto Centre for the Arts - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, January 1, 2007

Yonge/Dundas Square - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Monday, January 1, 2007

The Mod Club - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Sunday, January 1, 2006

The Mod Club - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Sunday, January 1, 2006

Downtown Oakville Jazz Festival - Oakville, Ontario Canada - Sunday, January 1, 2006

Band Members

Jeremy Ledbetter
Mark Mosca
Alexis Baro
Braxton Hicks
Joser Rodriguez
Chendy Leon
Alberto Suarez

Manager

garycristall@telus.net 604 215 9077
Email: garycristall@telus.net
Phone: 604 215 9077

Discography

Pandemonium
Indie, 2010

Kaiso Blue
Indie, 2010