Past Events


August 10th, 2019

Come join us as we celebrate the release of Thomas' debut album 'The Bends'. 

Personell: Thomas Steele (Saxophones and Effects), Max Filazek (Electric Guitar and Effects), Carter Brodkorb (Piano and Rhodes), Evan Gratham (Upright Bass) and Jacob Slous (Drum Set). Tickets available at: https://burdockto.com/musichall/?show=2045



August 5th, 2019

Studying with professional saxophonist Nick Biello (www.nickbiellomusic.com) at Michiko Studios in New York City



August 4th, 2019

In New York City, studying with internationally acclaimed saxophonist Vincent Herring (www.vincentherring.com) 



July 31st, 2019

Hosting the jazz jam session at The Cavern Bar and leading the house band. The house band plays from 8:00 to 9:00 PM, and the jam runs from 9:00 to 11:00PM. Bring your instruments and voices for a fun musical and creative evening! House band: Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), Jay Yoo (Electric Guitar and Effects), and Colin Riddoch (Drum Set)



July 20th, 2019

At Noble Street Studios in Toronto, ON, recording Thomas Steele's debut EP 'The Bends'.

Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Effects, Compositions), Max Filazek (Electric Guitar and Effects), Noah Franche-Nolan (Piano, Rhodes), Evan Gratham (Upright Bass) and Jacob Slous (Drums)



July 13th, 2019

'Thomas Steele Quintet Plays Standards' at The Tranzac, 10PM. Thomas Steele (Saxophone), Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Josh Sinclair (Piano), Rene Harrett (Upright Bass) and Aidan McConnell (Drums)



July 11th, 2019

Performing an evening of solo saxophone music as a part of the York-Durham Heritage Railway Murder Mystery evening event in Uxbridge, Ontario. More information on the dinner event is available at https://ydhr.ca/murder-mystery/



July 6th, 2019

'Strio' makes their debut performance at The Cavern, performing an evening of modern trio jazz with a twist.

Thomas Steele (Saxophone and Effects), Geraden Smith (Electric Guitar and Effects), Jacob Slous (Drums)



July 4th, 2019

Performing an evening of jazz standards at The Emmet Ray.

Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), Adam Cesarone (Electric Guitar) and Jacob Slous (Drums)



June 22nd, 2019

Performing an evening of jazz standards at The Tranzac.

Thomas Steele (Alto and Soprano Saxophone), Maxwell Simpson (Upright Bass) and Jacob Slous (Drums)



June 22nd, 2019

Thomas Steele Quartet  will be performing at Grass Park in Brooklin. Come by for some swinging music!

Thomas Steele (Sax), Geraden Smith (Gtr), Teagan Larmand (Bs) and Lauren Dillen (Vox)



June 21st, 2019

Swing by The Emmet Ray to hear the debut of this incredible new ensemble. The group is excited to present to you two sets of of contemporary electric jazz. 

Thomas Steele: Saxophone, Max Filazek: Guitar, Ben Isenstien: Piano, Max Simpson: Bass and Evan Ng: Drums 



June 1st - 8th, 2019

Teaching at the Durham Integrated Arts Camp, instructing the Sr. Jazz Ensemble, Saxophone Masterclass, and Jr. Winds Ensemble. For more information, visit: https://www.ddsb.ca/Students/Arts/Diac/Pages/Default.aspx



May 22nd, 2019

Swing by The Cavern for the weekly jam session! I'm excited to host the jam with some incredible musicians and friends of mine. Bring your instruments and voices for a fun evening!

House band: Thomas Steele (Sax), Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Noah Franche-Nolan (Piano), Max Simpson (Upright Bass), Jacob Slous (Drums)



May 15th, 2019

Performing two sets of original music at The Emmet Ray.

Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone and Compositions), Geraden Smith (Guitar and Compositions), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass), and Evan Ng (Drums)



May 11th, 2019

Performing as a guest artist at the Durham Jazz Dinner In The Key of Jazz event at Deer Creek Banquet Facility in Ajax, ON. Playing baritone saxophone in the Durham Jazz Alumni Band, and playing as a featured guest soloist with the Intermediate Big Band and the Senior Big Band. Event is 5:00 PM - 10:00, $65 tickets for three course meal, silent auction and six jazz ensemble performances.



April 20th, 2019

Thomas Steele Quartet plays two sets of contemporary straight ahead jazz at The Emmet Ray from 7-9PM. The band: Thomas Steele (Alto and Soprano Saxophone), Ben Isenstien (Piano), Evan Gratham (Bass) and Miles Fuller (Drums)



April 17th, 2019

Hosting the weekly jazz jam at The Cavern. House band plays a set from 8:00 to 8:45, jam session from 9:00 to 10:45 and then a final tune by the house band to finish the evening.

Bring your voices and instruments for a fun night!



April 8th, 2019

Playing the first set of a night of big band music with the 11 O'Clock Jazz Orchestra (Dir. Jim Lewis) at The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar. UTJO follows with the second set.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/968939583314268/ or www.uoftjazz.ca for more information



March 22nd, 2019

The Sythesis Quintet makes its debut performance at The Emmet Ray. Come for some amazing music!

Thomas Steele - Alto Saxophone and Effects, David Hodgson - Tenor Saxophone and Effects, Ben Isenstien - Piano and Keyboard, Caleb Klager - Electric Bass and Jacob Slous - Drums



March 21st, 2019

Playing at Walter Hall at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music.

The 11 O'Clock Jazz Orchestra and University of Toronto Jazz Orchestra perform 'The Atwood Suites' by Canadian jazz composer Andrew Rathbun. The performance will feature guest artist, New York City trumpeter Tim Hagans.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. See www.uoftjazz.ca for more information



March 15th, 2019

Playing at The Emmet Ray from 7:00 to 9:00PM, performing two sets of music written 

by jazz saxophonist Dick Oatts.

Thomas Steele and Zach Griffin (Alto Saxophone), Noah Franche-Nolan (Piano), Alexander Argatoff

(Bass) and Jacob Slous (Drums)



March 13th, 2019

Hosting the jazz jam at The Cavern Bar. House band plays at 8PM followed by the jam session from 9:00 to 11:00 PM. Bring your instruments and voices for a fun evening!

House band: Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), David Hodgson (Tenor Saxophone), Ben Isenstien (Piano), Caleb Klager (Bass) and Keith Barstow (Drums) 



March 5th, 2019

Attending the TVDSB Jazz Event in London, ON, with the 11 O'Clock Jazz Orchestra. Taking part in clinics, improvisation workshops and a showcase performance.

See www.uoftjazz.ca for more information



February 27th, 2019

Performing at The Upper Jazz Studio with the Derek Gray UofT Jazz Ensemble

Thomas Steele and Brenon Parmar (Saxophone), Julian Mulhall (Piano), Ian Afif (Bass)

and Lukas Newman (Drums). See www.uoftjazz.ca for more information



February 13th, 2019

Hosting the jazz jam at The Cavern Bar. House band plays at 8pm followed by the jam session at 9pm. Bring your instruments and voices for a fun evening!

House band: Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), David Hodgson (Tenor Saxophone), Jennifer Lo (Piano), Caleb Klager (Bass) and Jason Martin (Drums) 



February 11th, 2019

Performing at The Rex at 6:30pm

Thomas Steele and Brenon Parmar (Saxophone), Julian Mulhall (Piano), Ian Afif (Bass)

and Lukas Newman (Drums). See www.uoftjazz.ca for more information



February 8th, 2019

Hosting the Durham Jazz Winter Concert and directing the intermediate big band.

Tickets are $10 and sold at the door.

See www.durhamjazz.ca for more information



February 3rd, 2019

Thomas Steele Group at The Burdock. Doors open at 9pm, show 9:30 to 11:00pm. Tickets are $7 

Thomas Steele (Saxophones), Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Nick Adema  (Trombone), Jennifer Lo (Piano) Teagan Larmand (Bass) and Jacob Slous (Drums)



February 1st, 2019

Performing at The Tranzac (9pm - 11pm) with my 5Tet. Entrance is $7

Thomas Steele (Alto and Soprano Saxophones), Christian Antonacci  (Trumpet), Jennifer Lo (Piano), Alexander Argatoff (Bass) and Evan Ng (Drums)



January 31st, 2019

Performing at The University of Toronto Faculty Club (Private Event) with Geraden Smith (Guitar) and Max Simpson (Bass)



January 20th, 2019

Performing two sets of music written by saxophone legend Ben Wendel, transcribed and arranged by Thomas Steele at The Cavern. Entrance is $5

Thomas Steele (Saxophone), Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Geraden Smith (Guitar), Jennifer Lo (Piano), Teagan Larmand (Bass) and Evan Ng (Drums)



January 12th, 2019

Performing at The Emmet Ray with Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Alyssa Giammaria (Vocals), Jennifer Lo (Piano) Evan Gratham (Bass) and Jacob Slous (Drums). Two sets of music from 9:30 PM to 12



2018

December 17th, 2018

At U.S.S. in Uxbridge, ON with Teagan Larmand (Bass) and Geraden Smith (Guitar) performing two sets of music and giving two masterclass sessions



December 3rd, 2018

11 O'Clock Jazz Orchestra (Dir. Jim Lewis) perform at The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar in Toronto, ON. Set starts at 6:30PM and is followed by Gordon Foote's UTJO Big Band



November 28th, 2018

Performing with the 11 O'Clock Jazz Orchestra (Dir. Jim Lewis) at Walter Hall in the Edward Johnson Faculty of Music building Toronto, ON. 7:30 PM start



November 26th, 2018

Performing at The Emmet Ray with the Steele / Slous 5. Two sets from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Entrance is PWYC (Suggested $10). Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Jennifer Lo (Piano), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass), Jacob Slous (Drums).



November 24th, 2018

Hosting Durham Jazz's annual winter holiday concert and directing the intermediate big band. See www.durhamjazz.ca for tickets and more information



November 23rd, 2018

Thomas Steele Standards Quintet perform at The Cavern Bar. Two sets of music from 8:00 - 10:00 PM, $5 Cover. Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Geraden Smith (Guitar), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass), Jacob Slous (Drums).



November 17th, 2018

Thomas Steele 5Tet Performing at The Tranzac in Toronto, ON. We will be performing originals and arrangements by Thomas Steele. Two sets of music, 10 PM - 12 AM, Entrance is PWYC (Suggested $10).

Thomas Steele (Alto and Soprano Saxophone), Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Jennifer Lo (Piano), Leighton Harrell  (Upright Bass), Evan Ng (Drums).



November 12th, 2018

Performing at The Rex Hotel Jazz and Blues Bar in Toronto, ON, with the Derek Gray Jazz Ensemble, set starts at 6:30 PM. 

Thomas Steele and Brenon Parmar (Alto Saxophones), Julian Mulhall (Piano), Ian Afif (Upright Bass), Luke Newman (Drums).



November 3rd, 2018

Performing at Via Napoli as a part of the Etobicoke Jazz Festival with the Christian Antonacci Quintet. Music from 8:30 - 11:00 PM. Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), Jennifer Lo (Piano), Leighton Harrell (Upright Bass), Evan Ng (Drums).



October 26th, 27th, 28th, 2018

Attending the Durham Jazz Band retreat as an Assistant Director. Co-directing the intermediate big band and intermediate combo and teaching intermediate improvisation, saxophone masterclass and private lessons



October 19th, 2018

Steele / Slous 5 perform at The Cavern Bar in Toronto, ON from 9:00 - 11:00 PM. Two sets of music, $5 cover.

Thomas Steele (Alto and Soprano Saxophone), Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Jennifer Lo (Piano), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass), Jacob Slous (Drums).



September 22nd, 2018

Jazz trio performance at Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts's annual Trail Mix performance event at Elgin Park in Uxbridge, ON. 

PWYC, 12:00 - 3:00 PM.

Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), Geraden Smith (Electric Guitar), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass).



September 10th, 2018

The Steele / Slous 5 perform at The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar in Toronto, ON. 7:00 PM start.

Thomas Steele (Alto and Soprano Saxophone), Brenon Parmar Alto Saxophone), Jennifer Lo (Piano), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass), Jacob Slous (Drums).



August 8th, 2018

Returning to The Cavern Bar in Toronto, ON, with The Steele / Slous 4

Two sets of music from 8:00 - 10:00 PM, $5 Cover.

Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), Geraden Smith (Electric Guitar), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass), Jacob Slous (Drums).



August 6th, 2018

Performing at The Emmet Ray in Toronto, ON, with the Steele / Slous 5.

Entrance is PWYC (Suggested $10), 7:00 PM start

Thomas Steele (Alto and Soprano Saxophone), Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Geraden Smith (Electric Guitar), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass), Jacob Slous (Drums).



July 4th, 2018

Performing at The Cavern Bar with Steele / Slous 5 from 8:00 - 10:00 PM. Entrance is $5 cover

Thomas Steele (Alto and Soprano Saxophone), Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Jennifer Lo (Piano), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass), Jacob Slous (Drums).



June 24th, 2018

Steele / Slous 5 perform at The Cavern Bar in Toronto, ON. Entrance is PWYC (Suggested $5). Two sets of music from 8:30 - 10:30 PM

Thomas Steele (Alto and Soprano Saxophone), Christian Antonacci (Trumpet), Jennifer Lo (Piano), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass), Jacob Slous (Drums).



June 11th, 2018

Sitting in with the Maria Schneider Big Band rehearsal at New York University Faculty of Music



May 11th, 2018

Performing as a guest artist at the Durham Jazz Dinner In The Key of Jazz event at Deer Creek Banquet Facility in Ajax, ON. Event is 5:00 PM - 10:00, $65 tickets for three course meal, silent auction and five jazz ensemble performances.



March 5th, 2018

Performing at The Rex in Toronto, ON with the Don Englert jazz ensemble at 7:20 PM

Thomas Steele (Alto and Soprano Saxophone), Max Donaldson (Piano), Henry Jenkins (Electric Bass), Kaol Porter (Drums).



January 24th, 2018

Performing at the Upper Jazz Studio in Toronto, ON with the Don Englert jazz ensemble at 7:00 PM.

Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), Max Donaldson (Piano), Henry Jenkins (Upright Bass), Kaol Porter (Drums).



2017

November 27th, 2017

Thomas Steele Quartet perform at The Cats Eye in Toronto, ON. 6:00 PM start. Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), Jennifer Lo (Piano), Henry Jenkins (Upright Bass) and Kaol Porter (Drums).



October 27th - 29th, 2017

Attending the Durham Jazz Retreat as an Assistant Director, co-directing the Intermediate Big Band, teaching beginner improvisation, saxophone masterclass and private lessons



October 16th, 2017

Performing at The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar in Toronto, ON, with the Don Englert Small Jazz Ensemble, 6:00 PM start. Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), Max Donaldson (Piano), Henry Jenkins (Upright Bass) and Kaol Porter (Drums).



September 23rd, 2017

Jazz duo performance at Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts's Trail Mix event at Elgin Park in Uxbridge, ON. 12:00 to 3:00 PM. Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone) and Teagan Larmand (Electric Bass).



August 26th, 2017

Performing in the Yamaha Big Band at the Yamaha Music Headquarters in Toronto, ON



June 3rd - June 10th, 2017

Attending the Durham Integrated Arts Camp as a camp counsellor and saxophone major



May 24th, 2017

Prospect Park Senior Jazz Ensemble perform at Lula Lounge in Toronto, ON, with guest saxophonists Nick Morgan and Matt Woroshyll. $10 for tickets



May 12th, 2017

Durham Jazz Senior Big Band perform at Dinner In The Key of Jazz event at Deer Creek Banquet Facility in Ajax, ON. $65 for tickets for three course meal, silent auction and six jazz ensemble performances



April 23rd, 2017

Durham Jazz Senior Big Band perform at the Rhythms International Music Festival at Vanier in Montreal, QC.



April 21st, 2017

Durham Jazz Senior Big Band perform at Upstairs Jazz Club in Montreal, QC at 7:30 PM.



April 21st, 2017

Durham Jazz Senior Big Band perform at LaSalle in Montreal, QC. 10:30 AM start.



April 20th, 2017

Durham Jazz Senior Big Band perform in Belleville, ON



April 7th, 2017

Prospect Park Senior Jazz Ensemble perform with guest bassist Rich Brown in Brooklin, ON. Doors at 5:30PM, event begins at 6PM



February 24th, 2017

Prospect Park Senior Jazz Ensemble perform at The Southern Ontario Band Festival at OCVI in Oshawa, ON.



February 23rd, 2017

Durham Jazz Senior Big Band perform at The Southern Ontario Band Festival at OCVI in Oshawa, ON.



February 22nd, 2017

Prospect Park Senior Jazz Ensemble perform at The Humber Next Generation Jazz Festival in Toronto, ON.



February 18th, 2017

Jazz quartet performance at The Goodberry in Brooklin, ON. Lauren Dillen (Vocals), Thomas Steele (Alto Saxophone), Geraden Smith (Guitar) and Teagan Larmand (Upright and Electric bass).



January 21st, 2017

Jazz septet performance at Harvest in Brooklin, ON. Lauren Dillen (Vocals), Thomas Steele and Emily Duncan (Alto Saxophones), Emory Wynn (Clarinet), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass) and Jordan Aloe (Drums).



January 14th, 2017

Durham Jazz Senior Big Band at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music (Jazz)



January 13th, 2017

Durham Jazz Senior Big Band at Humber College Lakeshore in Toronto, ON



January 1st, 2017

Thomas Steele Quartet performing at The Brooklin Pub in Brooklin, ON. Thomas Steele (Alto and Tenor Saxophone), Lauren Dillen (Vocals and Piano), Teagan Larmand (Upright Bass), Colin Riddoch (Drums).



2016

December 20th, 2016

Performing at the Brooklin Pub in Brooklin, ON, with the Prospect Park Senior Jazz Ensemble.



December 20th, 2016

Prospect Park Senior Jazz Ensemble corporate gig at the DDSB headquarters.



November 25th, 2016

Performing at The Bridge in Whitby, ON, with the Durham Jazz Senior Big Band.



October 28th - 30th, 2016

Attending the Durham Jazz Band retreat at Bark Lake Leadership and Conference Centre in Irondale, ON.



June 4th - June 11th, 2016

Attending the Durham Integrated Arts Camp as a camp counsellor and saxophone major.



May 26th, 2016

Trio performance at the DDSB Brooklin High School official school opening. Lauren Dillen (Vocals), Thomas Steele (Piano) and Teagan Larmand (Electric Bass).



April 8th, 2016

Prospect Park Senior Jazz Ensemble perform with guest artists Nick Morgan (saxophone) and Neil Davis (bass) in Brooklin, ON.



February 25th, 2016

Prospect Park Senior Jazz Ensemble perform at the Southern Ontario Band Festival at OCVI in Oshawa, ON.



January 1st, 2016

Duo performance at The Brooklin Pub in Brooklin, ON. Lauren Dillen (Vocals) and Thomas Steele (Piano).



January 1st, 2016

New Years Day jazz quartet performance at The Brooklin Coffee Culture Cafe. Lauren Dillen (Vocals), Thomas Steele (Piano), Jack Boshart (Guitar and Cajon), Teagan Larmand (Bass).



pre-2016

For event information prior to 2016, please contact Thomas