Originally from Sydney, Nova Scotia, Ethan Ardelli is a Juno award winning drummer and composer based in Toronto.
Ethan graduated from the University of Toronto in 2006, and has since been one of the most in demand jazz artists in Canada. Ethan has had the pleasure of working with acclaimed international artists Dewey Redman, Mark Turner, Mark Feldman, Jeremy Pelt, George Mraz, Mulgrew Miller and Greg Osby.
Ethan won the 2006 Grand Prix de Jazz at the Montreal International Jazz Festival as part of the David Virelles Quintet and has played on two Juno award winning albums, Jane Bunnett's "Radio Guantanamo" and Mike Downes' "Ripple Effect.”
Since 2014, Ethan has been leading his own ensemble showcasing his original compositions. The quartet features saxophonist Luis Deniz, pianist Chris Donnelly and bassist Devon Henderson. Their debut album entitled "The Island of Form" will be released in November 2018.
As well as leading his own ensemble, Ethan is currently a member of the Darren Sigesmund Quintet, Nancy Walker Quintet, Alexander Brown Sextet, Brian Dickinson Trio and the Harley Card Quintet. Ethan is currently on faculty at the Humber College Community Music Program and has also been on faculty at The Univeristy of Manitoba in Winnipeg.
Brian Chahley Trio
Brian Chahley - bass, Bernie Senensky - piano, Ethan Ardelli - drums
Trevor Giancola Quartet
Trevor Giancola - guitar, Michael Davidson - vibraphone, Hayden Farrar - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums
Allison Au Quartet
Allison Au - alto saxophone, Todd Pentney - piano, Jon Meyer - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums
Brian o'Kane quintet
Brian O'Kane & Kevin Turcotte - trumpet, Brian Dickinson - piano, Neil Swainson - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums
Nancy Walker Trio
Nancy Walker - piano, Kieran Overs - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums
Luis Deniz Quartet
Luis Deniz - alto saxophone, Teri Parker - piano, Mark Godfrey - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums
Allison Au Quartet
Allison Au - alto saxophone, Todd Pentney - piano, Jon Maharaj - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums
Harley Card Quintet
Harley Card - guitar, Dave French - saxophone, Matt Newton - piano, Jon Maharaj - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums
Jim Vivian Quartet
Jim Vivian - bass, David French - tenor saxophone, Dave Restivo - piano, Ethan Ardelli - drums
ethan ardelli quartet cd release tour
Luis Deniz - alto saxophone, Chris Donnelly - piano, Devon Henderson - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums
November 10th - Clinic at Long & McQuade (CAlgary, AB) - 12pm
This tour is made possible by the generous support from the Canada Council For The Arts!
Darren Sigesmund - "Jigtok" (2016)
Darren Sigesmund - trombone; Mark Feldman - violin; Gary Versace - piano, accordion and Hammond B-3; Jim Vivian - bass; Ethan Ardelli - drums and percussion
Al Gorman - “Bisco Blues” (2016)
Al Gorman - guitar; Janis Steprans - tenor saxophone; Rob Clutton - bass; Ethan Ardelli - drums
Amy Noubarian - “Better Late“ (2016)
Amy Noubarian - vocals; Matt Newton - piano; Dan Fortin - bass; Trent Reschny - tenor saxophone (I Told Ya I Love Ya); Steafan Hannifin - low and penny whistles (Raglan Road); Ethan Ardelli - drums