Mike Downes live shot by Sanja Antic   

Coming in August - the Mike Downes Quartet performs at the Stratford Summer Music Festival.

The Mike Downes Quartet - Mike Downes - bass, Dave Restivo - piano, Ethan Ardelli - drums and Ted Quinlan - guitar will be performing at the Church Restaurant in beautiful Stratford, Ontario on August 16. For more info:



Also coming in August - Mike Downes Parallel Streams Ensemble will be at the Markham Jazz Festival on August 17 at 1 PM!

The Mike Downes Parallel Streams Ensemble is an 11-piece jazz group featuring some of the top musicians in Canada. Led by Juno winner Mike Downes, the group showcases his melodic compositional approach that takes full advantage of the textural possibilities of the ensemble while drawing inspiration from the collaborations of Gil Evans and Miles Davis. The group will perform music from their 2014 Addo Records release entitled In the Current.

Juno Win!

"Ripple Effect", my trio/quartet CD on Addo Records just won a Juno for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year!

Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council for their support of this recording.

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                                   In the Current

My newest recording "In the Current" was just released on Feb. 8 at Gallery 345 in Toronto. We had a fantastic night with a full-house. My sincere thanks to everyone who came out!!

"In the Current" features my Parallel Streams Ensemble - an 11-piece group featuring many of Toronto's top musicians. Our thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for their support of this recording.