The Steel City Rovers are Celtabilly; the cross-pollination of the Celtic and North American traditions. Sophisticated and hypnotizing musical arrangements. Expressive and clever lyrical compositions. In their ambitious first few years, these Canadians have risen to appear internationally on coveted stages, to be nominated for numerous music awards and to have their original works top the traditional radio charts.
Bruce J. G. Kotowich (Choral Conductor) completed his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati where he also received his Masters of Music. He received his Associateship of Music in Vocal Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, and a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Manitoba. He is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including awards from the Canada Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, University of Cincinnati, and the Archdiocese of St. Boniface Heritage Award. His choirs have performed in Carnegie Hall, New York, and toured throughout Canada, the United States and abroad.
Trevor Malcolm (Composer), past winner of a Palme D’Or, Trevor’s career as a performer, composer, and band leader has had a chameleon-like intrigue stretching form from punk rock, to orchestral and electro-acoustic work; this speaks volumes to his collaborative ability. Trevor possesses a unique insight into the world of music which transposes into greater participatory performance art. His reputation as a musician’s musician has garnered a professional respect that translates as enthusiastic agreement to participation from artists who would otherwise be unattainable.
Count Yorghi’s Bagga-Burke World Beat, Count Yorghi, (Jackson Drobko) also known as the Viceroy of Newtonville, has long despaired of the shitgibbons & craprabbits of his fiefdom & has taken to the illicit pleasures of all three serious brain crushes: Bop, Hard Bop & Post Bop. This Addiction has consumed & twisted him into the man he has become: an inveterate embittered bopaholic. There is no 12 tone program that can save him! Taking to the bass, or the bone, depending on funding, he has formed a coterie of like-minded degenerates, slaves of improvisation who have long lost the natural disgust of swing.
Nadine Deleury (Cellist), French and Canadian cellist Nadine Deleury graduated from the Paris Conservatoire and Yale University. She moved to Windsor 9 years ago and has quickly connected with the Windsor Arts scene as well as kept performing with organizations in Detroit (Michigan Opera Theatre, Scarab Club). In Windsor she has successfully produced the chamber opera Pat & Emilia in 2015 as well as performances for Shō, Art Spirit and Performance and Canadian Club Heritage Center.
Ray Manzerolle (Saxophonist, Composer), the soulful alto saxophonist had a decade long association with multi Grammy Award winning acoustic guitarist Earl Klugh. He went on to perform and record alongside many Jazz, R&B & Urbane Music icons, including Patti LaBelle, George Benson, Oleta Adams, Patrice Rushen, Keith Washington, George Duke, Gene Dunlap, Dennis Coffey as well as the late Teena Marie. Recently Ray has turned his attention to composition and to the (notoriously difficult) soprano saxophone. World renowned Jazz author and critic Scott Yanow describes Ray’s playing as “has his own conception…, plays melodically, and makes every note count!”
The Greater Windsor Concert Band Formed in September 1997 by Ric Moor (Bachelor of Music, University of Windsor, Board of Governor’s Medal for Excellence, Bachelor of Education), he recognized a need in the community for a traditional wind ensemble. The band is comprised of approximately 35 volunteer members from all walks of life…students playing alongside working professionals to retirees! Concerts showcase all genres including standard and modern wind ensemble repertoire, stage and movie medleys, jazz, gospel, classical, childrens’ music, and marches.