Mike Downes live shot by Sanja Antic   

It was a fantastic concert last night for the launch of Molly Johnson's Universal Music recording "Because of Billie" at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.

Following successful shows in the last few weeks in the Cotton Club, Tokyo and throughout France, Molly celebrated her new release in Toronto. I'm proud to have played bass on it, written the arrangements and co-produced it. Thanks to everyone who came out!!


Juno Win!

"Ripple Effect", my trio/quartet CD on Addo Records won a 2014 Juno for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year!

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

Ontario Arts Council logo

                                   In the Current

My newest recording "In the Current" was just released 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.