Guest Artist: Ian Jutsun

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Ian Jutsun is one of Canada’s most respected voices. He is a singer/songwriter, but he is also an actor and comedian. Ian began his singing career at the age of 13 in Montreal, where he fronted several bands. In 1992 he moved to Toronto and began songwriting, recording and playing with many respected and talented musicians from Canada and the U.S. He is an accomplished and consummate artist with an extensive music career, live and in studio, and as an actor in theater, film and television. After years of touring as a comic with four live original comedy CD releases under his belt, it’s no wonder his bandmates know him as much as a funny man as a singer.

Ian also has two original Rock/Pop album releases under his belt: Jutsun, and Jutsun Cake-Bananna, available to be streamed and or purchased on iTunes or Google Play.

One of Ian’s original bands Sahara was featured on national broadcast TV show Made in Canadaand one of his original songs was included on a Canadian music compilation CD and sent with astronaut Marc Garneau into outer space! Ian was a member of the Galaxy All Star Orchestra Tribute To The Kings Of Swing & The Fabulous Crooners, and held a post as part time Vocal/Performance Coach at Sheridan College’s Musical Theater Program.

Awards include: Winner-CHIN Radio singing contest, Winner-Canadian FACTOR Songwriting, Nominee-Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards (Best Male Vocalist).

Ian was a featured singer and principal actor in the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams, working directly with Grammy and Oscar-winner A.R. Rahman, who composed a feature song for Ian called The Lament. “…Ian’s performance of The Lament created the most beautiful and soulful moment in the show! He strives for perfection each and every time he performs the piece.”
-Bombay Dreams Musical Director Jim Abbott

Currently, Ian continues to add to his 14+ years as a private vocal instructor and coach. In 2016 with his original Jazz/Pop ensemble, he released a new project called TNP-The Night Porters (available on iTunes and Google play), and is currently writing and recording a follow-up CD. He is a member of The Platters starring Norris Vines, and tours across North America as the lead singer in acclaimed group Brass Transit, performing the musical legacy of the band Chicago.

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