Jazz at the Centre / Andrew McAnsh: Music of the Great Lakes

The Canadian Music Centre (CMC) is thrilled to continue its new Jazz at the Centre concert series with award-winning trumpeter and composer Andrew McAnsh. On March 27, 2023, McAnsh will present “Music of the Great Lakes (A Songbook for the Canadian Indigenous). This suite explores the music of each lake as it hosts tribes including Chippewa/Ojibwe, Cree, Dakota/Sioux, Huron, Iroquois. Each tribe holds idiosyncrasies native to its geographical zone that make for powerful rituals, ceremony, and music. Under the direction of Danilo Perez, (UNESCO Artist for Peace) Andrew explores his vision with his Great Lakes Suite.

The Jazz at the Centre series is curated by Producer and Artist Representative, Céline Peterson.

“Andrew McAnsh is a an artist whose musicianship knows no bounds. He wears his heart on his sleeve as you will hear in both his writing and performance. Along with being a sensational storyteller, he is a musician and composer that welcomes a challenge, which only elevates the calibre of his performance.”

Ticket price:

General Admission. $15 Advance / $20 at the door

CMC Members and Arts Workers. $12 Advance / $15 at the door

Students. $10 anytime


Canadian Music Centre

20 St. Joseph Street

Toronto, ON

M4Y 1J9

416-961-6601 x202


About Andrew McAnsh

Andrew is an award-winning trumpeter, composer and educator. He has a B.Mus from Humber College with a focus on composition and music production. He recently received his Master degree from Berklee Global Jazz Institute. He is currently involved in several creative groups and initiatives, as well as a composition society. McAnsh has performed and studied with notable artists including Esperanza Spalding, Laila Biali, Larnell Lewis and Hilario Duran at festivals including the Newport Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival and more.