projects




The Dennis Kwok
Tentet


The Dennis Kwok Tentet is Dennis' first major project as a bandleader. Formed in 2016, this band enabled him to explore his love of large ensembles, and allowed him to bring a wide variety of experiences and eclectic influences to the table in order to further develop his own musical voice. This group aims to bridge the gap between small and large ensembles while pushing the boundaries of the jazz idiom.



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REEDS

Dennis Kwok
Brenden Varty
Kyle Tarder-Stoll
Chris Dempski

BRASS

Paul Callander
Mason Victoria
Michael Callender

RHYTHM

Augustine Yates
Jon Wielebnowski
Jacob Wutzke







The Dennis Kwok
Jazz Orchestra


The Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra is a Toronto-based contemporary big band committed to the creation, performance, and showcase of new works composed by the next generation of artists. The group is led by and comprises solely of musicians under 30 from the southern Ontario region. Formed in early 2017, the Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra has since developed a repertoire of over 20 original works from within the band and has performed in many of Toronto's iconic venues including Lula Lounge, Gallery 345 and Burdock. The Dennis Kwok Jazz Orchestra consists of 19 of the finest performers, composers, and arrangers dedicated to preserving the big band tradition while staying relevant to our generation.



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REEDS

Dennis Kwok

REEDS

Ben McCaroll-Butler
Kyle Tarder-Stoll
Sophia Smith
Brenden Varty
Jonathan Lau

TROMBONES

Nick Marshall
Andrew Gormley
Charlotte Mcafee-Brunner
Inayat Kassam


TRUMPETS

Megan Jutting
Alexei Ozerov
Paul Callander
Mason Victoria

RHYTHM

Augustine Yates
Aidan Funston
Jon Wielebnowski
Jacob Wutzke

VOICE

Caity Gyorgy


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Other
Projects


Dennis also leads his own quartet and is currently a member of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and the SONUSKAPOS Jazz Orchestra. In December 2017, he helped organize and performed on a double header tribute to Miles Davis' "Birth of the Cool" and Duke Ellington's "Nutcracker" albums. He is currently working on a full length album for his Jazz Orchestra entitled "Windward Bound" slated for a 2020 release, and an EP for his Tentet. He can be seen performing regularly throughout the GTA and in various venues in Calgary. For booking inquiries, please contact him through his email.




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