Erik Johnson-Scherger, jazz violin
Erik Johnson-Scherger was born in Montreal, Quebec, but raised in the countryside around Kingston, Ontario. At the age of six he began classical training on the violin, and followed that through to the completion of a Bachelor’s of Music Performance and a Diploma in Chamber music at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2016 and 2017. He is currently completing an M.Mus at uOttawa. Erik cultivates a diverse musical career - he has performed with the Kingston and Ottawa Symphony Orchestras as a both a mandolinist and section violinist, given concerts of East-Coast style fiddle music in intimate café settings as a member of the Lyrik Duo, played on the main stage of Burlington’s Sound of Music Festival with indie-rock band Onion House, and has served as sideman, session musician, and bandleader for country, rock, disco/R&B, and jazz bands.
Kyle Jordan, guitar
Kyle Jordan is a musician you will not soon forget – that is, if you have not already heard him play!
A long-active musician in Ottawa and the North, Kyle finds himself in high-demand, playing routinely at several corporate, exclusive, public, and festival events and venues. An open mind, and a true musical renaissance man, Kyle has been steeped is several diverse musical traditions from popular music to Romani/Hungarian swing; from folk to jazz and just about everything in between. He remains active in several Ottawa-based music ensembles including the Carleton Jazz Ensemble (Studio A) under the baton of Ottawa’s own composer and performer Mark Ferguson.
Last year, Kyle completed his Bachelor of Arts in Music at Carleton University and is a student of renowned Ottawa-based guitarist Roddy Ellias. Jordan holds many other awards and distinctions including a Diploma of Music Industry Arts from Algonquin College, and performance-related honours from Carleton University.
Chris Pond, bass
Chris Pond is a Bassist, Composer, and Producer from St.John’s, Newfoundland. Chris completed a Bachelor of Music degree from St.FX University. He has been involved on the east coast scene with a diversity of groups and genres. His own music borrows from his vast interest in world and popular musics.
Garrett Warner, guitar
Garrett Warner is a guitarist and composer whose love for music started at a very young age. While a student at Carleton University, Garrett had the great pleasure to study under Canadian guitar legend Roddy Ellias, where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree with high honours in both performance and composition. Versatility has led Garrett to stages throughout Canada, the US, and Europe including festivals such as RBC Bluesfest, Sighisoara Blues Festival, TD Ottawa Jazzfest, and the Mariposa Folkfest. Currently in demand as a side man and collaborator, Garrett has recorded and/or played alongside acts such as Mike Cassells, Angelique Francis, Blakdenim, Tiny Cars, as well as his own group.