Jeremy Ledbetter Trio

Every Friday, and Saturday throughout the Summer, the Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto showcases some of the most important instrumentalists on today’s jazz scene in the charming intimacy of one of Toronto’s best-loved lounges.

An engaging and fiery performer whose music knows no boundaries, Canadian pianist JEREMY LEDBETTER has travelled the globe in search of the most fascinating and unique musical ideas out there, seamlessly integrating them into his work as a pianist, composer, and producer. He is well-known as the composer and pianist at the helm of Caribbean Latin Jazz powerhouse CaneFire, and longtime musical director and producer for Trinidad and Tobago calypso superstar David Rudder.

Originally trained as a classical pianist, Ledbetter studied jazz performance at York University in Toronto before embarking on a ten-year journey of studying, playing, and producing music in Trinidad, Cuba, Brazil, Venezuela, the USA, Bolivia, and Nicaragua. Upon his return to Canada, he formed the Caribbean jazz ensemble CaneFire to play the original music inspired by his travels. CaneFire has quickly risen to international recognition on the strength of two albums – ‘Kaiso Blue’ (2005) and ‘Pandemonium’ (2010), and their performances at jazz festivals from Vancouver to Venezuela. 

He has worked with world-renowned artists from the worlds of jazz (Andy Narell, Jane Bunnett, Eliana Cuevas), salsa (Alfredo de la Fe, Changuito, Willie Torres, Adonis Puentes, Ralph Irizarry), calypso (David Rudder, Mighty Sparrow, Andre Tanker, Ralph MacDonald) and Brazilian music (Hermeto Pascoal, Celso Machado, Luanda Jones). Ledbetter is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who plays the steelpan, harmonica, mandolin, and didjeridu.

This evening’s all-star JEREMY LEDBETTER TRIO features jazz masters JEREMY LEDBETTER on piano, RICH BROWN on bass, MARITO MARQUES on drums, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar.

Jazz Entertainment 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
* Minimum Food & Beverage * $ 20.00 per person 
* Tax & Gratuity Additional 
*  Limited Seating Available / No Reservations 

Location: HSB August 12