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Released in May, 2018, 20 is our fourth independently released album. Recorded in May, 2017 at Revolution Recording in Toronto, 20 showcases the composition and arranging work of TJO Artistic Director Josh Grossman, and is a celebration of the TJO’s 20th anniversary. The seven original compositions and one arrangement reflect in part the range of musical influences that inform TJO performance repertoire: traditional big band swing, funk, rock, hip hop, samba, and free jazz. Highlights include the hit single "Georgie and Rose", and Grossman's four-part suite, dedicated to Phil Nimmons, called "4PN".

**** (out of 5) - Dan McClenaghan on allaboutjazz.com
"A dazzlingly smoking way to celebrate 20 years..." - Midwest Record
"...this album is a treasure of delights that excites and surprises with each unfolding composition." - thejazzmusicblog (Australia)


released May 31, 2018

Josh Grossman (Artistic Director, conductor)
Chris Roberts (soprano sax, alto sax, flute)
Jake Koffman (alto sax, flute)
Paul Metcalfe (tenor sax, clarinet)
Chris Hunsburger (tenor sax, clarinet)
Shirantha Beddage (baritone sax, bass clarinet)
Steve Dyte (lead trumpet)
James Rhodes (trumpet)
Alexander Brown (trumpet)
John Pittman (trumpet)
Christian Overton (lead trombone)
Pat Blanchard (trombone)
Mark Grieve (trombone)
Sylvain Bedard (bass trombone)
Todd Elsliger (guitar)
Carissa Neufeld (piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer)
Mark Godfrey (acoustic & electric bass)
Ben Ball (drums)
Luis Orbegoso (percussion)

Executive Producer: Josh Grossman
Producer: Roberto Occhipinti for Modica Music

Recorded May 26-28, 2017 at Revolution Recording by John “Beetle” Bailey, assisted by Luke Schindler
Additional recording: Taylor Kernohan
Mixed by John “Beetle” Bailey at The Drive Shed Recording Studio, New Hamburg, ON
Mastered by Peter Letros at Wreckhouse Mastering, Toronto
Associate Producer: Sam Christophersen

Album artwork: YJ Design

The recording of 20 was made possible in part by grants from the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council.


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For over 20 years, the Toronto Jazz Orchestra (TJO) has performed music by some of the most important composers in jazz – repertoire ranging from classic swing tunes to the leading edge of contemporary jazz, with an emphasis on Canadian composers and arrangers. One of Toronto’s most exciting big bands, The TJO seeks to increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of big band jazz. ... more

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