A tribute to art blakey and the jazz messengers

Founded by Christian Overton and Jared Welsh, One By One plays selections from one of the greatest groups in the history of Jazz, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. The repertoire features all the great hits of the band's 35 year history as well as some carefully selected "B sides" that will delight fans past fans and inspire newcomers to become fans of this music. 

The band that launched the careers of Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Curtis Fuller, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Marsalis and many others comes to life live!


THe players

One by One is honoured to feature some of Toronto's finest players.

Christian Overton - Trombone

Jared Welsh - Saxophone

Brian O'Kane - Trumpet

Todd Pentney - Trombone

Mark Godfrey - Bass

Robin Claxton - Drums