Drew Jurecka is a Toronto-based accomplished violinist who is comfortable in many genres. He has spent the last ten years playing jazz, pop, rock and other contemporary styles in Toronto. Though violin is his primary instrument, he also works frequently as a performer and recording sideman on viola, saxophone, clarinet and mandolin.
Trained classically at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with David Updegraff. During his final year Drew played a solo with the great Dave Brubeck and his quartet at Severance Hall.
While at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, Drew had the opportunity to play at the Hollywood Bowl with Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves, and Shirley Horn. He has played, written or arranged on more than 150 records, including several JUNO winning and Grammy nominated albums. Drew is a faculty member at Humber College where he has helped to develop a unique jazz strings program.
Watch Drew Jurecka in performance at SweetWater 2017
Glorious & Free Saturday, September 16, 2017
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON 7 p.m.
After Hours Saturday, September 16, 2017
Heartwood Hall, Owen Sound, ON 9:45 p.m
Pianorama Sunday, September 17, 2017
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON 2 p.m.