John EbataMusician (Pianist, Keyboardist, Accordionist), Song Writer, Arranger, Producer, Musical Director and Recording Engineer.
The music of the Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble combines the impelling ancient rhythms of Africa with exhilarating, modern jazz improvisations from Nubia, Sudan, to Harlem Their music has audiences respond with joy, curiosity, and fascination. Fans have said “we dance, we’re entranced, the music feeds our soul.” From duo to full band, audiences are treated to their compelling rhythmic music.
Waleed Abdulhamid: Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, John Ebata: keyboards, piano, accordion, Cory Sitek: saxophones, flute, clarinet, Joseph Callender: saxophones, Aaron Ferrera: drums, percussion
Mary Lou Sicoly Trio
- Versatile talent, including classical pianist
- Sung with everything from big bands to small ensembles
- Juno nominee – Children’s Album of the Year
- World tours including performing in the Arctic with Strings Across the Sky.
- Performs with all sizes of orchestra or simple piano
- World-class musical presentation to every performance
Mary Lou Sicoly: Vocals, Patricia Wheeler: saxophone, John Ebata: keyboards
Patti Jannetta-Baker has worked her way up in the music industry from a teenage actress in the LA production of Jesus Christ Superstar into a position that has garnered her respect as a singer, songwriter and humanitarian. She has toured throughout Canada, the Caribbean, the USA, Europe and Asia, winning awards such as “Favorite of Musicians” at the renowned Sopot festival in Poland, and has recorded three albums, released two videos enjoyed touring, co-writing and recording with many great talents, including the legendary Bo Diddley.
Her album Breathless earned her a Juno nomination and Mark on My Heart produced both Top 10 and Top 20 singles. Patti was presented with a Diamond Record for co-writing “Tell Me You Love Me” (from Dance Mix ’95). TV highlights include her own 60-minute CTV special, A Family Christmas, the 30-minute CBC production Applause, and the 2003 Rogers Television production One on One, which profiled her life and music.
Ms Jannetta-Baker is an active singer–songwriter. She’s a host and spokesperson for many charities, the past advertising director at Canadian Music Week and past Event/Artistic Manager of the Mississauga Waterfront Festival. Patti was honoured with the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for her community involvement.
Roland Grant (Smith)
From Nova Scotia, Canada, guitar virtuoso and composer Roland Grant (Smith) is garnering a reputation as a dynamic performer and recording artist, with an explosive live show and a unique brand of Latin/nuevo flamenco fused with rock and classical crossover.
Roland first took up guitar at the age of six, inspired by the image of Elvis on one of his grandparent’s cassette tapes. His debut album Equilibrium (2018) is best described as flamenco meets Steve Vai meets John Williams. He is now focusing on bringing to the stage his live show featuring a full band and special guests.
As an orchestral composer, Roland’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra premiered in 2019 with the composer as soloist. Other premieres include works for symphony orchestra, chamber music, and accompaniments to ballet and film. Roland was awarded the prize for Best Tonal Music at the 2017 International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition held in Prague, Czech Republic, of which he has been a two-time finalist.
All inquiries can be directed to Brookes Diamond
Ascenso Promotions is proud to represent Nova Scotia’s own singer-songwriter, Sarah Pound. She has new and exciting material to launch and we hope you soon get the pleasure of seeing her live. Sarah is a poet and she is known for her soulful voice, vocal range and canny ability of singing different genres. She performs and writes for both the piano and the guitar, and although her style may be tricky to pinpoint, her sound brings to mind the umbrella genre of Americana, merging folk, country, blues, R&B and soul. Sarah started writing poetry and music at a young age and now has dozens of originals to her name. Her latest project consists of working alongside the extraordinary John Ebata/
All inquiries can be directed to Ascenso Promotions
Smith and Dragoman
While hard to categorize their music, listeners seem to agree on the adjectives: “haunting melodies”, “soul-stirring music”, “touching lyrics”. Enjoy the music.
Brett Smith- firstname.lastname@example.org
This band is a quartet performing the the decades of Pat Metheny Band music. The band is based out of Nova Scotia performing for concerts, festivals, clubs and private events.
John Ebata: keyboards, Tim Fisk: percussion, Peter Leblanc: bass
The Zing Band
Zing, a fresh, fun take on “contemporary jazz funk”
“Dazzling musical performance” inspired by the compositions of Fourplay, Marcus Miller, Chuck Loeb,Lee Ritenour and many more world class musicians/composers. Whether it’s funky rhythms, beautiful ballads or lush Latin tones, Zing has a little something for everyone.
Peterborough Ontario based, their musical approach is to perform challenging music while keeping the audience engaged. “Memorable melodies, relentless grooves and infectious energy” M. Hamilton
John Ebata, keyboards, (Juno nominee, Black Music Award winner)
Patrick McPhail, basses, (Windsor Symphony Orchestra)
Robert Moore, guitars, (Berklee College, York University Graduate)
David Inglis, drums, (Peterborough Symphony Orchestra)Facebook