Tuesday June 4 2019, 6:00 PM
Harry Vetro Quartet
In the heat of early summer Cecilia’s Retreat will be filled with colourful jazz with rising jazz drummer Harry Vetro and his quartet in concert. In 2017, as Canada celebrated 150 years of confederation, 23-year-old Hamilton drummer Harry Vetro took to the road. He traveled coast to coast, visiting communities in Canada’s six indigenous cultural areas. Northern Ranger, Vetro’s debut album released October 2018 tells the story of his travels. The result is captivating improvised jazz with folk and classical influences, a deeply personal statement, one that speaks to the country as a whole.
This June 2019, Harry Vetro’s Northern Ranger tours from Hamilton, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia with the support of The Canada Council for The Arts. The group features Nelson Moneo on violin, Noah Franche-Nolan on piano, Jillian McKenna on upright bass, and Harry Vetro on drum set and percussion. Enjoy a sneak peek of their spirited sounds here, and see you on June 4th!
Described as “An original, and artistic talent,” (Ivan Rod, Denmark), Canadian drummer and composer Harry Vetro (b. 1995,) is a graduate of the University of Toronto Jazz program. Vetro leads an active performing career playing at major jazz festivals and venues across Canada: Jazz YYC (Calgary, AB), Yardbird Jazz Fest (Edmonton, AB), Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Rex Hotel & Jazz Bistro (Toronto, ON), Jazz Room (Waterloo, ON), Resonance Café (Montreal, QC). Vetro has been featured as a rising star drummer in the Ottawa and Sudbury jazz festivals in Ontario. He currently leads a monthly residency at The Tranzac (Toronto’s premiere creative music club,) featuring new compositions inspired by nature and landscape.
In 2017, as Canada celebrated 150 years of confederation, Vetro traveled coast to coast, visiting communities in Canada’s six Indigenous cultural areas (Arctic, Subarctic, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Plains, and Eastern Woodlands) in an effort to connect with musicians and artists from different cultural backgrounds, and to better understand the land’s long cultural history. Vetro’s album is currently fourth on the National Jazz charts in Canada and continues to gain international airplay from NYC. USA, to Toronto and across Canada.