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Brent Rowan Jazz Trio

  • Sun Mar 06, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Millrace Room

Culture Café is pleased to present Brent Rowan and friends in a Sunday afternoon concert March 6, 2 pm in the Millrace Room. This show promises to stir your soul, get your feet tapping, and expand your understanding of what jazz is and can be. Tickets $15 in advance via TicketScene, $20 day of, or at the door.

Brent is a Guelph-based performer, director, composer and educator of music. A saxophonist who also plays a variety of other woodwind instruments, Brent performs in a wide range of musical collaborations including 2009 and 2015 Juno Nominated Eccodek, and other combos, bands and creative ensembles. Brent has performed across Canada, UK and Germany. His music ranges from classical jazz to interpretive, experimental, and improvisational. For more info on Brent, go to

Brent's saxophone will be backed up by Dave O'Neill on vibes and Tyler Wagler on bass. 

Brilliant drummer Dave O’Neill’s musical style is an eclectic collection of genres ranging from jazz, rock, salsa, to polka, African dance drumming and everything in between! Having met with a workplace accident in his teen years O’Neill lost his fingers and half of his palm on his right hand. This did not stop the passionate musician! After receiving prosthesis that could hold a stick he practised & perfected his craft and is endorsed by Headhunters Drum Sticks - "Stick with the Groove", has obtained a degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of Ontario teachers college. O’Neill works for the Waterloo Board of Education and conducts inspiring Motivational Clinics.

For over a decade Tyler Wagler has been a coveted sideman in Canadian folk, roots, reggae and rock music. He has been busy playing guitar, bass and mandolin with artists such as Friendlyness & The Human Rights, David Sereda, and many more. Since relocating to Guelph, Wagler has stepping out on his own with a self-titled solo EP. His musical style is a unique collection of gorgeous melodies, percolating rhythms and insightful lyrics. Wagler’s years playing festivals and clubs all over Ontario has allowed him to assemble a fantastic band of accomplished musicians to make his musical visions a reality.