jules estrin

Trombonist Jules Estrin has appeared with many internationally renowned entertainers and musicians including: Clark Terry, Paul Anka, Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, Ralph Bowen, Don Menza, Rob McConnell, Moe Koffman, Matt Dusk, Kenny Wheeler and PJ Perry. Jules has performed internationally in France, Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States and at jazz festivals across Canada.

Jules also maintains a busy schedule giving master classes, lectures and clinics on band and jazz band pedagogy. Recently he has presented at the Ontario Music Educators Conference, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Sir Wilfred Laurier University, Toronto District School Board, Peel District School Board, Halton District School Board and has adjudicated at the Brandon Jazz Festival in Brandon, Manitoba.

In 2021 Jules started a new jazz education initiative the Toronto Jazz Academy Orchestra at the Koffman Academy of Music & Dance in West Toronto. The program is meant for a meeting place for students interest in developing their jazz ensemble playing skills along with an introduction to improvisation. The program features weekly rehearsals and a masterclass series with some of Canada's finest educators and musicians.

He is also currently acting Musical Director of the High Rendition Jazz group in Oakville, Ontario which features some of the best high school players from around the Greater Toronto Horseshoe Area.

Jules served as Musical Director of the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band program for sixteen years. His groups have performed with legendary jazz artists Randy Brecker, Bucky Pizzarelli, Lew Tabackin, Tom Scott, Wycliffe Gordon, Joey DeFranceso, PJ Perry and Guido Basso. In 2010 the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band opened for Al Jarreau at the Brantford International Jazz Festival.

Since 2019 Jules has been serving as Jazz Camp Director at Interprovincial Music Camp and has enjoys working with all the campers and the incredible faculty!

A graduate of McGill University Jules completed his Master’s degree at the University of Toronto.

Clark Terry

JJ Johson

Bucky Pizzarelli

You Don't Know What Love Is

Arranged by Paul Ashwell

Night & Day

Arranged by Andy Ballantyne

The Chicken

Arranged by Kris Berg