John Collin Jazz Drummer


Upcoming Gigs February 2024 

feb 3  730pm- at Cecil Community Centre for the Balboa Weekend with the Savoy Band ( Swing dance)

feb 4 2pm - at the 420 Wing Oshawa, fabulous fifties fundraiser with Robin Lea and friends 

Feb 8 9pm- at Dakotas Sports Bar and Grill with The Smokin’ Darts 

Feb 10 1pm - at Ouroboros sports Bar in Kitchener Waterloo with The Dixie Demons, KW Dixie Club

Feb 13 7pm- at Pulcinella with Bob DeAngelis and friends 

Feb 18 5pm- at The Queen Vic pub with Dinny and the All Stars 

feb 22 8pm- at The Jazz Bistro with the Doug Watson Quintet

feb 23 730pm -at St Andrews Church for black history month with the Jordan Klapman Quartet




 Johns father was a drummer who taught him as a youth, before sending him to Humber College to study with notable great Roger Flock. Being influenced by the big band drummers of the swing era and B-Bop jazz drummers, John has played with most of Torontos prominent big band jazz ensembles. With over 30 musical theatre shows to date, John has also toured across Canada with Actress/Singer Cassie Steel from tv show Degrassi: The Next Generation, played in show bands on cruise ships and toured internationally in hotels in Asia. 

Variety is The Spice of Life!!!

Being a working musician, John Collin is called by other musicians to  play in a variety of musical styles and  situations, ranging from jazz to rock, latin, funk, music theatre , classical orchestra, brass band and anything in between. 

The John Collin Jazz Band is available in a trio format to a large ensemble and is suitable  for events of all occasions. 

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