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Toronto Jazz Festival

Several Reaction artists have featured performaces during the 2013 Toronto Jazz Festival, June 20-29.

This year marks a special year for us here at Reaction Records! We have several featured showcases at the Toronto Jazz Festival, dedicated to showcasing Toronto's young, emerging talent! While all Reaction artists will perform during the fesitval with various ensembles, several Reaction artists have headline shows:

Reaction Night at The Rex

Featuring the Robin Jessome Quintet, the Mallets McCoy Quintet, the Mark Steeger Sextet and The Robert Jones Four.

The Chris Benton Trio + 2

With special guests Kenny Wheeler and Ornette Coleman.

Robin Jessome's Blunt Object with Carla Bley!

Showcasing the music of Carla Bley with the composer herself on the piano.


Check out the full events listings

Summer / Fall album announcements

Two upcoming Reaction releases for summer 2013!

Summer 2013 sees the exciting release of two fresh Reaction Records releases! The Ben Truman fronted "Underground" and the Chris Benton Trio each recorded new music in the past few months and are ready to unleash their distinct styles!

"Alive" is Underground’s highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s debut "The First One. A collection of live recordings showcasing the group’s take on modern jazz with inspired melody, diverse moods and inventive style.

The freshman release for the Chris Benton Trio, "Take Two" is an exploration challenging the accepted norms of the piano trio, with each musician taking on unique melodic, harmonic and rhythmic roles. This is an album not to miss!


Availble for pre-order in the store!