The Composers Collective Big Band

Originally started as a writers workshop, this group has evolved into one of the most original and dynamic big bands in Canada. Their live show consists of the most eclectic mix of music you've ever heard from straight ahead swing to hip-hop to classical and everything in between as seen through the lens of Canada's top contemporary jazz composers.  A new world premiere at every gig guaranteed! Here's a sampling of some more jazz centric pieces.

Live at The Rex Hotel Photo by Al Kay.

Live at The Rex Hotel Photo by Al Kay.

Some of the composers we've featured are: Christian Overton, Erik Patterson, Andy Ballantyne, Jason Logue, Allison Au, Shirantha Beddage, Tom Richards, John Pittman, La-Nai Gabriel, Mark Grieve, Anthony Rice and more...

Maya Killtron & The Composers Collective Big Band cover Jill Scott's "Talk To Me"

The Band Is:

Christian Overton - Musical Director/Trombone


Marcus Ali -  Alto/Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

Chris Roberts - Alto Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

Braxton Hicks - Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

Paul Metcalfe - Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet

Shirantha Beddage - Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet


Pat Blanchard - Trombone

RJ Sachithananthan - Trombone

Tom Richards - Trombone

Sylvain Bedard - Bass Trombone


Steve Dyte - Lead Trumpet

John Pittman - Trumpet

Patrice Barbanchon - Trumpet

John MacLeod - Trumpet


Erik Patterson - Guitar

Todd Pentney - Piano

Justin Gray  - Electric/Acoustic Bass

Jeff Halischuk - Drums

Gig poster created by Eric Overton

Gig poster created by Eric Overton

Stage Plot

Stage Plot