Mark Godfrey Quintet
PLEASE NOTE: This event has been moved to 3pm.
Bassist Mark Godfrey is quickly becoming one of the new faces in Canadian jazz. Hailing from Southwestern Ontario and currently living in Toronto, he has established himself a mainstay in this national community and in 2019 was named Emerging Jazz Artist of the Year by the Toronto Arts Foundation. Mark’s accolades as a bassist and composer include the 2014 Grand Prix de Jazz from the Montreal Jazz Festival (Pram Trio) and the 2021 JUNO Award for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year (Sammy Jackson/With You).
To date, Mark has released two albums under his own name: Prologue – EP (2018) and Square Peg (2020). Featuring a quartet and quintet respectively, the albums feature Mark on bass and compositions, saxophonists Allison Au (Allison Au Quartet) and Matt Woroshyl, pianist Chris Pruden (Tara Kannangara Group), and drummer Nick Fraser.
His versatility on both electric and double bass has led him to regularly work with a variety of Canadian jazz artists beyond of his own groups including: Kellylee Evans, Barbra Lica, Sammy Jackson, Joanna Majoko, the Toronto Jazz Orchestra.