Jazz United is a collective run by Travis Knights (taps), Jenna Marie Pinard (vox) and Kristian Fourier (piano).
It was created by professional tap dancer Travis Knights as a means to bring dancers and live musicians together and to pay homage to the origins of the jazz tradition.
The Jazz United is not only a band but a community. Every Sunday at Toronto’s Tranzac Club, you can check out the Jazz United Jam from 7:30-10pm, a jam put together by the same three people. Travis, Jenna Marie and Kristian have been running the Jazz United Jam weekly for over a year now.
The jam hosts a variety of up-and-coming and established Toronto and international musicians, as well as dancers every single week. It is a Pay What You Can jam and is meant to be a safe environment for all instruments, styles of dance and people.
The Jazz United band is comprised of young, passionate and dedicated musicians who all share a love and dedication for jazz. Travis Knights, internationally renowned tap dancer, brings percussive fire to the table with his tap and shares his wisdom through his story-telling on stage.
Jenna Marie Pinard - Voice (UofT Jazz Current Student)
Kristian Fourier - Piano (UofT Jazz)
Leighton Harrell - Upright Bass (UofT Jazz Current Student)
Nick Donovan - Drums (UofT Jazz Current Student)
Jacob Gorzhaltsan - Sax/Clarinet (Humber Jazz Alumnus)
Travis Knights - Taps(Concordia)
Facebook: Jazz United