The music of 21-year-old guitarist and composer Harry Bartlett represents an exciting new direction in Canada’s vibrant jazz scene. Born in Vancouver, Harry’s formative musical experiences were in the blues tradition. He then developed an interest in jazz and improvised music and had the great privilege of studying with Juno Award nominated jazz guitarist Bill Coon for several years. Since moving to Toronto in 2016 to study jazz performance at the University of Toronto Harry has been studying with Canadian guitarist Geoff Young.
Harry has performed in Venues across Canada such as the international award winning festival, “Music Niagara”. In these performances he has had the great honour of sharing the stage with musicians such as Renee Rosnes and Steve Wallace.
In addition to the Harry Bartlett Trio, he is an active contributor in the Winona Collective, has played in ensembles through the University of Toronto such as Jim Lewis’ 11 o’clock Jazz Orchestra and is a sideman in groups such as the Andrew Gormley Electric Sextet (AGES).
The Harry Bartlett Trio
CALEB KLAGER HARRY VETRO
The Harry Bartlett Trio is a Toronto based group featuring three young emerging artists on the Canadian Jazz Scene. While rooted in the jazz tradition, their music portrays a deep connection with folk music making for an intimate, unique and compelling musical experience.
In July 2018, the Harry Bartlett Trio released a debut EP featuring original compositions which capture these elements of folk and jazz music with an emphasis on improvisation and group interplay. Following the release, the trio promoted their EP in an Ontario tour including an appearance at the international award winning festival, Music Niagara.
With support from the Faculty of Music Undergraduate Association (University of Toronto) the Harry Bartlett Trio will conduct a Canadian tour in November 2019. In addition to performances, the trio will facilitate open improvisation workshops to high school students across the country.
Full review from “This I Dig” at http://www.this-i-dig.com/2018/10/01/review-harry-bartlett-trio-harry-bartlett-trio/
The winona Collective
The Winona Collective is a culmination of musical and personal friendships between 5 professional musicians in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario. The collective consists of Dan Pitt and Harry Bartlett on Guitars, Jill McKenna and Caleb Klager on Basses and Harry Vetro on Drums. The instrumentation allows for unorthodox arrangement possibilities, where each member can take on a different role in the ensemble. Together, they play mostly original music that features different aspects of jazz improvisation, folk music and contemporary composition.
Harry Bartlett Trio EP
ALBUM CREDITS: recorded by Harry Vetro, mixed by Jacob Thompson and Jack Finlayson, Mastered by Tom Upjohn, Artwork by Grayson Taylor
Available on all streaming services
HARRY BARTLETT TRIO (LIVE 2018)
RECORDED AND MASTERED BY JOHN LAROCQUE