Improvisation

Drummer Mike Gennaro has been a key figure in Toronto’s improvised music scene since the mid 90′s. He has collaborated with Juini Booth (Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner), John Butcher, Kevin Drumm, Eugene Chadbourne, Veryan Weston and Wilbert deJoode among others. Gennaro recorded Port Huron Picnic, a trio record with Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and guitarist Kurt Newman which was released on Spool Records in 2000. Other notable releases include Meditations On First (2012) with pianist Simeon Abbott, Sine Qua Non (2014) with saxophonist Colin Fisher and Adidas and Shorts (2016) with guitarist Ken Aldcroft.

Gennaro has performed throughout Europe and North America, making appearances at the Toronto International Jazz Festival, London’s MOPOMOSO improvised music series, VICTO-TO Festival, Something Else Creative Music Festival and the Steel City Jazz Festival. He has also received support from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.

 

https://arachnidiscs.bandcamp.com/album/sine-qua-non

https://mikegennaro.bandcamp.com/album/adidas-shorts