The Romance Of Improvisation In Canada

The jazz music of National Film Board of Canada composer Eldon Rathburn

We were able to gather these fantastic Canadian musicians:

L-R: Petr Cancura, saxophone (Ottawa); Kevin Turcotte, trumpet (Toronto); Adrian Vedady, bass; Marianne Trudel, piano; Jim Doxas, drums (Montreal)

In this beautiful room:

On February 5, 6, and 7th 2018 to record the music of Eldon Rathburn that we:

Adrian L. Matte, Allyson Rogers

Re-imagined and re-arranged for a contemporary jazz quintet.

CD to be released Fall 2018!

You can start here, by watching the NFB’s short film The Romance of Transportation in Canada, directed by Colin Low, scored by Eldon Rathburn:


Gratefully acknowledging the financial support of:

the City of Ottawa


the Ontario Arts Council