Michelle Gregoire Trio is:
- Tyler Hornby (drums)
- Michelle Gregoire (piano)
- Rubim de Toledo (bass).
Brand New Jazz Trio featuring 3 Western Canadian Music Award Nominees.
Pianist and composer Michelle Grégoire has toured across Canada with her quintet and her music is heard regularly on XM Radio and Galaxie satellite jazz programs. An active freelance musician since 1984, Michelle Grégoire maintains a solid reputation as a sideperson and band leader having appeared with artists such as Dee Dee Bridgewater, Peter Appleyard, Kenny Wheeler and others.
Bassist Rubim de Toledo combines the influences of his Brazilian cultural heritage, his passion for Cuban music, and his dedication to the jazz tradition to create a refreshing sound and to bring a rhythmic and conceptual depth to his bass playing. This keeps him a highly in- demand sideman for projects in any style and has also allowed him to nurture a fertile career as a bandleader.
Drummer Tyler Hornby has blossomed into one of the country’s most innovative and sought-after drummers. Hornby has also become a gifted composer by expanding his musical tastes, studying the craft with Grammy Award winning pianist Chip Stephens, and immersing himself in the work of other great players from all over the planet. His list of collaborators is wide and wealthy, including Bob Mintzer, Ingrid Jensen, Wycliffe Gordon, Frank Mantooth and many others.