Trumpet/flugelhorn maestro STEVE McDADE, is an integral name on the list of top Canadian trumpet players. He
has been a member of Manteca and The Boss Brass since the 1980s, touring the world with both bands and playing on their Grammy and Juno Award-winning recordings. He has performed in major jazz festivals all over the world with Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass and as a member of The Rob McConnell Tentet.
He has played and recorded with some of the biggest names, ensembles, bands, and orchestras on the international arts and entertainment scene including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Doc Severinsen, Diana Krall, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, The Toronto Symphony, Manhattan Transfer, and worked and recorded with Doc Kupka of Tower of Power.
As a commercial and jazz trumpet player, McDade has played in a variety of motion picture soundtracks, recorded hundreds of radio and television jingles and commercials, and themes for a lengthy list of important TV shows and musical theatre productions including Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Chicago, and The Rat Pack.
He currently lives in Stratford, Ontario where he plays at the famed Stratford Festival Theatre in the musical productions there.
The STEVE McDADE QUARTET tonight features jazz masters ROB PILTCH on guitar, SCOTT ALEXANDER on bass, and BRIAN BARLOW on drums, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of The Home Smith Bar.