Allison Au is an award-winning Canadian saxophonist, composer and arranger. Au’s debut album, The Sky Was Pale Blue, then Grey earned a Juno nomination in 2013, and her sophomore album Forest Grove seized the Juno for "Best Jazz Album of The Year: Group" in 2016.
Rob DeBoer is a producer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger with over 30 years of experience in the music business.
Andrew Kesler is a Multi-Instrumentalist, Composer, Arranger, Engineer, & Producer based in Los Angeles, California.
Guitarist/composer David Occhipinti has been nominated for three Juno Awards, once for his CD, Forty Revolutions, and also for Duologue and Bristles, both duo CDs with saxophonist Mike Murley.
Part-time Faculty, Music Business
Jamie Shields is best known as the co-founder and keyboardist of New Deal. He is also a proficient multi-instrumentalist and acclaimed composer for TV and film; through his company StudioCat he has written and arranged music for over 50 projects. His work has been featured in dozens of commercials.
Pianist/composer Nancy Walker has been recognized with honours Canada-wide, including the National Jazz Awards Keyboardist Of The Year Award, the Montréal International Jazz Festival’s prestigious Grand Prix de Jazz, a JUNO nomination for Instrumental Album Of The Year, and an induction into the Mississauga Music Walk Of Fame.