Donnybrook performed August 28th as part of the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series, broadcast live from the Long & McQuade Performance Hall at JAZZ.FM91. Relive the live concert experience from the comfort of your home - watch the video below, courtesy of the JAZZ.FM91 Facebook page.
Over nine weeks, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival Summer Concert Series, presented by TD, showcased some of the most dynamic and sought-after musicians in the Toronto jazz scene. Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates.
Ben Bishop - guitar
Jeff McLeod - organ
Morgan Childs- drums
Donnybrook is an original, modern, soul jazz and straight ahead co-led organ trio from Toronto, Canada. The trio concentrates on a mix of historic repertoire and original music in the tradition of the great Hammond organ trios of the 1960s. Guitarist Ben Bishop, organist Jeff McLeod, and drummer Morgan Childs joined forces in 2015 with a mutual interest in the classic sounds of the records of Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson, Grant Green, and Dr. Lonnie Smith, as well as modern organ groups like Mike LeDonne’s Groover Quartet and the Larry Goldings Trio, with a goal to develop a unique identity and sound in that tradition. Four years later, Donnybrook have appeared across Canada at prominent jazz venues including The Yardbird Suite, Buckingjam Palace, The Bassment Jazz Club, The Rex Hotel, The Burdock Room, and 3030 Dundas, as well as at the Markham Jazz Festival, Brampton World of Jazz Festival, Toronto International Jazz Festival, and the Haliburton Forest Festival. Special guests with the trio have included prominent international jazz and blues artists like Chris Gale (Colin James, Blue Rodeo), David French (Broken Social Scene), Alison Young (2018 Juno nominee) and Ian Hendrickson-Smith (The Roots, Tonight Show, Dap Kings). The trio holds down a regular Wednesday night residency at Tennessee Tavern, a hip and intimate room in Toronto’s west end. Their debut album is scheduled for release in early 2020.