Neil Swainson, bass
PJ Perry, saxophone
Brad Turner, trumpet
Morgan Childs, drums
Dave Restivo



Classical  artists

Ibison Guitar duo, Chad Ibison & Janet Grohovac,  classical guitars
Nan Hughes, mezzo-soprano
Keith Hamm, viola  ( Victoria only)
Julie Hereish, cello ( Victoria only)
Steven Dann, viola   ( Bamfield only)
Kenneth Slowik, piano (Bamfield only)
Robert Uchida, violin ( Victoria only )
Laura Veeze, violin  (Victoria only)


Manon Stankovski, violin
Jeimmi Carrasco, violin
Byungchan Lee, violin
Julien Altmann, viola
Hannah Craig, cello
Kendra Grittani, 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.