Time Warp – June 24, 2023 Toronto Jazz Fest

Time Warp – Kelly Jefferson, Kevin Turcotte, Al Henderson and Barry Elmes

Time Warp

Al Henderson – bass, composer, co-leader | Barry Elmes – drums, composer, co-leader | Kevin Turcotte – trumpet | Alex Dean – saxophone

Date: June 24, 2023, Time: 8:30 pm

Location: Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, TD Village Stage

Time Warp is an iconic quartet in Canadian jazz. Formed in 1980 by co-leaders Barry Elmes and Al Henderson as a vehicle for writing and performing original music, the band became an ‘underground’ hit, releasing nine recordings since 1982 (garnering three Juno nominations), and led the way for many other Canadian jazz groups, touring internationally and across Canada. Time Warp forged a unique style and original repertoire, drawing on musical and cultural influences from around the world, long before the term ‘world music’ was widely known. Today, while still firmly rooted in the long tradition of improvised jazz music and the blues, the band’s vast repertoire has grown to include original compositions influenced by the rhythms and harmonic structures of West African music, Japanese koto music, Hungarian folk songs, North American urban funk rhythms, New Orleans parade music and more.