Stubble Jumpers Organ Trio

June 15, 2018 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm


Toronto-based pianist, organist, composer, arranger and educator Jeff McLeod has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Regina, and as well as Masters and Doctorate degrees from Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He studied extensively with with well-known jazz pianists and composers Bill Dobbins and Harold Danko at Eastman, as well as classical piano with William Moore and jazz-studies with Ed Lewis at the U of R.

Jeff’s debut release Double Entendre, was nominated for a 2012 Western Canadian Music Award for Jazz Album of the Year. His second release, Belaney’s Secret was co-led with Montreal-based saxophonist Donny Kennedy and released in 2013. Joining Jeff and Donny on the release are McGill faculty and Montreal-based musicians Frasier Hollins and Dave Laing.  Jeff has recently recorded material for a couple new releases by Toronto-based musicians – saxophonist Alison Young and trumpet player John Pittman, due out in 2017.

As a pop/rock musician, Jeff has performed extensively in Canada and the United States, including performances at the Lollapalooza (Chicago) and Bonnaroo (Tennessee) music festivals with Juno Award winning artist Serena Ryder. He spent 7 years as part of singer/songwriter Jason Plumb’s band, performing across Canada as well as in the Caribbean as part of the Barenaked Ladies’ music festival cruise Ships & Dip. Jeff participated on 4 records, a DVD concert, as well as for the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club’s anthem Paint the Whole World Green. He has played in many of Toronto’s great rock clubs including the Horseshoe Tavern, The Dakota Tavern, The Painted Lady, The Drake, and The Cameron House. He has provided keyboard tracks for over two-dozen pop/rock/R&B records for a wide-variety of artists. He is currently playing regularly with singer-songwriters Mike Plume and Greg Cockerill.

Ted Warren – drums

Kelly Jefferson – tenor sax

Jeff McLeod – organ