Mike Downes live shot by Sanja Antic   

Two special performances coming up in December!

I have two trio performances coming up at the beginning of December. The first is a show with Larnell Lewis and Robi Botos and myself in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts at 145 Queen St. West in Toronto. The space is stunningly beautiful visually and aurally. 


The second show is at Bloom Restaurant 2315 Bloor St. West in Toronto with Robi Botos, Ted Quinlan and myself. The show starts at 7 PM and dinner reservations are required for this one. Not to be missed!



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.

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                                   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.