Featured Performers: Halifax 2018

Stadacona Band

Riot Squad

About Riot Squad

The Halifax, Nova Scotia based band Riot Squad, fronted by Jamie Gatti, has been blowing away audiences since 2010. The band has been playing at Stayners Wharf on a regular basis, as well as at The Halifax Jazz Festival. With their unique instrumental sound, this tour-de-force Jazz/Jam ensemble takes listeners on a new journey every every performance. Steeped in the genres of Jazz/Funk/Rock/Exploratory music the band performs original music.

This powerful Quintet consists of Chris Mitchell – saxes, Rick Waychesko – trumpet, Geordie Haley – guitar, David Burton – drums and Jamie Gatti – bass. All are first call session vets on the East Coast music scene.

“On the Halifax jazz scene, we now have our own super team of top players coming together to blast our ears with the power of funk and fusion as bassist Jamie Gatti assembles his quintet Riot Squad.”
– Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald

Boarding Party


Appearing through the gracious support of Yamaha Music Canada


About TORQ

Described by the Ottawa Citizen as “Outstanding – no, make that astonishing!”, Canada’s premiere percussion ensemble TorQ Percussion Quartet continues to bring new vitality to percussion repertoire and performance in every situation and opportunity. Renowned for their engaging performances, members Richard Burrows, Adam Campbell, Jamie Drake, and Daniel Morphy are committed to making percussion music accessible to audiences that span generations and as The Toronto Star states “[TorQ] can stand proud among the growing throng of chamber percussion ensembles around the world.”

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Yamaha Music Canada
Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
Schools Out Tours