Ethan Ardelli
 
 
 
 
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about

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 and is in the process of recording their debut album.

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 on faculty at the Humber College Community Music Program. 

 
 
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Upcoming gigs

may 6th - the rex - 7pm

harley card quintet

Harley Card - guitar, David French - tenor saxophone, Matt Newton - piano, Jon Maharaj - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

may 13th - opticianado - 1pm

Ethan ardelli Trio

Harley Card - guitar, Matt Newton - keyboards, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

May 13th - The rex - 7pm

harley card quintet

Harley Card - guitar, David French - tenor saxophone, Matt Newton - piano, Jon Maharaj - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

may 20th - The rex - 7pm

harley card quintet

Harley Card - guitar, David French - tenor saxophone, Matt Newton - piano, Jon Maharaj - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

may 26th - home smith bar at the old mill - 7:30pm

emil viklicky trio

Emil Viklicky - piano, Jon Maharaj - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

may 27th - the rex - 7pm

harley card quintet

Harley Card - guitar, David French - tenor saxophone, Matt Newton - piano, Jon Maharaj - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

june 4th - the emmet ray - 9pm

harley card quartet

Harley Card - guitar, James Bayford - tenor saxophone, Vaughn Misner - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

ethan ardelli quartet cd release tour

Luis Deniz - alto saxophone, Chris Donnelly - piano, Devon Henderson - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

november 7th - yardbird suite (edmonton, ab) - 8pm

november 8th - the nexus at first united (salmon arm, BC) - 7pm

november 9th - kelowna forum (kelowna, bc) - 8pm

november 11th - frankie's jazz club (vancouver, bc) - 8pm

november 14th - denman island community hall (denman island, bc) - 7:30pm

November 15th - avalanche bar (courtenay, bc) - 7:30pm

November 16th - Lighthouse bistro (nanaimo, bc) - 8pm

november 17th - the jazz room (waterloo, on) - 8:30pm

November 24th - ottawa pianos (ottawa, on) - 2pm

november 24th - Gigspace (ottawa, on) - 7:30pm

 
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discography

 
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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

 
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Al Gorman - “Bisco Blues” (2016)

Al Gorman - guitar; Janis Steprans - tenor saxophone; Rob Clutton - bass; Ethan Ardelli - drums

 
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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