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Canadian Jazz Collective @ BOP STOP

Featuring Kirk MacDonald, Derrick Gardner, Lorne Lofsky, Virginia MacDonald, Brian Dickinson, Neil Swainson, and Bernd Reiter

March 22 from 8:00pm - 10:00pm


Canadian Jazz Collective @ BOP STOP

Experience some of the best jazz by our neighbors across the lake! The Canadian Jazz Collective makes its BOP STOP debut featuring an all-star lineup performing original music by members of the band. This amazing group includes multiple JUNO Award winners and veteran musicians.

Tickets for this performance are $25 in advance, $30 day of the show. This performance will not be livestreamed.


  • Saxophonist - Kirk MacDonald (Multi JUNO Award Winner)
  • Trumpeter - Derrick Gardner (Veteran of Count Basie Orchestra)
  • Guitarist - Lorne Lofsky (Recorded and performed with Oscar Peterson)
  • Clarinetist - Virginia MacDonald (Stingray Rising Star Award Winner)
  • Pianist - Brian Dickinson (Multi JUNO Award Winner)
  • Bassist - Neil Swainson (Multi JUNO Award Winner)
  • Drummer - Bernd Reiter (Highly in-demand Austrian Drummer)


The Canadian Jazz Collective is a newly created group of established & award-winning Canadian jazz artists, which takes a collaborative approach to the presentation of original Canadian jazz on the international market. The Collective’s repertoire consists of original compositions from saxophonist Kirk MacDonald & trumpeter Derrick Gardner – specially arranged for this ensemble. It also features the works of guitarist Lorne Lofsky, one of the unsung heroes on the Canadian jazz scene.

Comprised of ensemble leaders Kirk MacDonald (saxophonist/composer), Derrick Gardner (trumpeter/composer), & Lorne Lofsky (guitarist/composer), along with rising star clarinetist Virginia MacDonald, bassist Neil Swainson, pianist Brian Dickinson, & Belgian drummer Bernd Reiter, the Canadian Jazz Collective has been formed with the purpose of creative collaboration; the blending of three unique artistic voices, & developing new performance ensembles for their works, in order to showcase their virtuosic, world-class artistry & original compositions to new international audiences.

The Canadian Jazz Collective traveled to Europe in early May 2022, landing in Paris, France, to showcase the compositions of the ensemble leaders at a jazz industry event facilitated by the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, & performed a public concert at the Canadian Cultural Centre in Paris, May 5th, 2022.

Additionally, The Canadian Jazz Collective garnered support from German promoter/record producer Friedhelm Schulz and MPS Studios in Villingen, Germany & recorded a performance at MPS’ iconic studio in the Black Forest. The recording will be released on CD, vinyl, and all digital platforms in May 2023.

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