Skilled and melodic, David Hollingshead is a classically trained jazz and contemporary pianist. He comes from a very musical upbringing born in the heart of Guelph Ontario. Learning piano from a young age he progressed through the Royal Conservatory of Music system. However he eventually became enamored with Jazz. In 2010 he enrolled at Mohawk College to study jazz professionally. Studying with acclaimed pianist Adrean Farrugia along with bassist Pat Collins, David later achieved his diploma in 2014. David is currently performing in venues across southern Ontario with varying acts as a leader and sideman. His playing can be described as energetic, playful, and pensive.
Matt Brubeck is a JUNO award -winning performer/composer specializing in improvisation on the cello. Raised on jazz and classically trained at Yale, Matt is at ease in multiple genres and has taken his cello improvisation skills into diverse musical territories. Matt has collaborated with more artists than he can remember and has had many eclectic musical adventures, including touring and/or recording with Tom Waits, Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Natalie McMaster, and Yo-Yo Ma. Matt is also on the music faculty at York University and Humber College, where he teaches jazz strings, improvisation, composition, and leads various ensembles.
Isaiah Farahbakhsh is a cellist who traces his roots to both the classical and jazz traditions, most recently studying with the internationally acclaimed Matt Brubeck. He mainly performs solo compositions melding global sounds, pop sensibilities and free improvisation incorporating vocals and a pedal rig. He has performed at many local events including the Guelph Jazz Festival, the ‘Silence.’ and Guelph Symphony Orchestra concert series playing alongside renown flutist Nicole Mitchell and percussionist Dong-Won Kim. In addition to music he also enjoys exploring the diverse paths of science, which he is currently studying via physics at the University of Guelph.