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

April 1 - Koerner Hall - 8pm

Alexander brown trio opening for Jason Moran and the Bandwagon

Alexander Brown - trumpet, Justin Gray - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

APRIL 8 - THE REX - 7PM

parker/abbott trio

Teri Parker - keyboards, Simeon Abbott - keyboards, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

April 13 - monarch tavern - 8PM

Allison au quartet

Allison Au - alto sax, Todd Pentney - piano, Jon Maharaj - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

April 15 - the pilot - 3PM

steve amirault quartet

Steve Amirault - piano, Mike Murley - tenor sax, Pat Collins - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

April 15 - the jazz room (waterloo) - 8:30 PM

Nancy walker quintet

Nancy Walker - piano, Shirantha Beddage - sax, Ted Quinlan - guitar, Kieran Overs - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

April 22 - the rex - 7 PM

parker/abbott trio

Teri Parker - keyboards, Simeon Abbott - keyboards, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

April 23 - jazz vespers at all saints kingsway - 4 PM

kelly jefferson quartet

Kelly Jefferson - tenor saxophone, Nancy Walker - piano, Kieran Overs - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

April 26 - burdock - 9 PM

parker/abbott trio

Teri Parker - keyboards, Simeon Abbott - keyboards, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

may 11 - monarch tavern - 8 PM

ethan ardelli quartet

Luis Deniz - alto sax, Michael Davidson - vibraphone, Devon Henderson - bass, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

may 12 - guelph youth music centre- 8pm

 dave young trio with jerzy kaplanek

Dave Young - bass, Jerzy Kaplanek - violin, Robi Botos - piano, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

may 17 - the rex- 9:30pm

kieran overs quartet

Kieran Overs - bass, Rudy Smith - steel pan, Nancy Walker - piano, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

may 18 - the rex- 9:30pm

kieran overs quartet

Kieran Overs - bass, Rudy Smith - steel pan, Nancy Walker - piano, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

may 19 - the jazz room (waterloo) - 8:30pm

dave young trio with jerzy kaplanek

Dave Young - bass, Jerzy Kaplanek - violin, Robi Botos - piano, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

may 20 - the jazz room (waterloo) - 8:30pm

kieran overs quartet

Kieran Overs - bass, Rudy Smith - steel pan, Nancy Walker - piano, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

may 21 - jester's court (port perry) - 6pm

kieran overs quartet

Kieran Overs - bass, Rudy Smith - steel pan, Nancy Walker - piano, Ethan Ardelli - drums

 

 
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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