Bryn Badel, posthorn  (Victoria BC)

Renee Rosnes, piano  ( NY, NY) ( appearing July 5 —  July 10th only)

P J Perry, saxophone (Edmonton, AB)

Robert Uchida, violin (Concertmaster, Edmonton Symphony)

Walter Prossnitz, piano (Switzerland)

Neil Swainson, (bass,  Toronto, ON)

Keith Hamm, viola (Principal Viola, Canadian Opera Company Orchestra)

Christina Daletska,  mezzo soprano  (Switzerland)

Oliver Gannon, (jazz guitar, BC) (Not appearing this year)

John Stetch, jazz piano (NY NY) ( appearing July 2 — July 5th only)

Jacob Cordover, classical guitar (Barcelona)

Florian Peelman, viola (Belgium)

Rudy Petschauer, drums  (Pennsylvania)

Nan Hughes, mezzo soprano  (Banff)

Brian Yoon, cello  (Principal Cello, Victoria Symphony)

Aaron Schwebel, violin (Concertmaster, National Ballet Orchestra, Toronto)

Leana Rutt, cello (Assistant Principal Cello, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra)

Marc Ryser, piano (Boston) , Company Artist & Artistic Advisor for Chamber Music and Faculty

Steven Dann, viola (Toronto), Company Artist and Faculty

Elizabeth Skinner, violin  (Victoria, BC)


Madlen Breckbill, violin
Laila Zakzook, viola
Jennifer Murphy, violin
Drew Comstock, cello

If you haven’t been to MBTS before it is worth taking the time to read about how we programme. We are not a normal festival, in the sense that people normally buy tickets for a particular artist on a particular night. Instead, we create a “company”  of individual artists from across the country and the globe, both jazz and classical, who then collaborate to create the programme.

Once we have confirmed all the artists in April, we begin a process of developing a repertoire wish list. From this list we determine our final programme. Generally, a typical concert contains a short piece or two from a variety of artists in the company, in a variety of collaborations, both jazz and classical. If you’d like to see more, view our previous programmes here.

Jazz selections are announced from the stage. We have been doing this long enough now that audiences are buying tickets before they know the programme or the artists— because they are confident that every concert will have a large, thoughtfully chosen, selection of the company and different genres.