2:30pm - Friday July 12th
Waterfront TD Main Stage
Free concert from 12pm - 4:30pm
Stingray Rising Star contestant! Every day during Halifax Jazz Festival, listen to music by the shortlisted contestants on the Waterfront Stage. Through a two tiered process of peer assessment and online voting, one individual will receive a $3,000 prize to jumpstart their career. Online voting takes place at www.halifaxjazzfestival.ca/vote until 6:00 p.m. Sunday, July 14th. The winner will be announced later that evening at the Waterfront Stage.
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.
Important information regarding Minor's attending the Waterfront Stage:
This show is 19+ / Minors will permitted if accompanied and supervised by a parent or legal guardian and the appropriate documentation provided. For more information click here.