“one of the nations leading men on the horn...full of fresh ideas...a canny artist who can adopt with aplomb more disguises than Zorro” (Toronto Star)

Toronto based trumpeter Kevin Turcotte has had the privilege of playing on more than one hundred recordings over the last twenty years with musicians from all across the country. Eighteen of these recordings have garnered Juno Nominations while four were Juno Winners. Whether it is recent outings by the Barenaked Ladies and Bruce Cockburn, the funky sounds of Mr. Something Something and Planet Earth, the eclectic nature of the Great Uncles of the Revolution and Jayme Stone or modern collaborations like the Sicilian Jazz Project and Ricochet, Kevin always brings a passion and creativity to each session.

Kevin graduated from the University of Toronto with a BA in Music and attended summer jazz sessions at the Banff School of Fine Arts under the tutelage of Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, Steve Coleman, Dave Douglas, Anthony Davis and Kenny Werner. He taught in the University of Toronto Jazz Degree program for over a decade from its inception until 2004 and is now at York University.

Kevin has been a long time member of many Canadian jazz groups including Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, the Barry Elmes Quintet featuring Ed Bickert, Time Warp, Barry Romberg’s Random Access, Andrew Downing’s Melodeon and Arts and Letters, the Neufeld Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), the Dave Young Quintet, and the Jean Martin Trio.He has been featured on stage with a diverse roster of players such as Hermeto Pascoal, Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Don Byron, Brian Blade, Seamus Blake, David Tronzo, Tito Puente, Herb Geller, Curtis Fuller, Roscoe Mitchell and David Clayton-Thomas.


Aimtoronto Orchestra
Barnyard Drama
Blah Blah 666
Brenders, Kyle
Braxton, Anthony
Downing, Andrew
The Element Choir
Falaise, Bernard
Fisher, Colin
Fraser, Nick
Freedman, Lori
Freedman, Myk
Gill, Tania
Haynes, Justin
Hobson's Choice
Lewis, Jim
Lewis, Downing and Martin trio
Lozano, Frank
Malaby, Tony
Martin, Jean
Martin, Lozano at Canterbury
Not The Wind Not The Flag
Parker, William
Parker, Evan
Saint Dirt Elementary School
Shaw, Evan
Southworth, John
The Reveries
Thomson, Scott
Turcotte, Kevin
Valdivia, Brandon
Wiens, Rainer
Zubot, Jesse

Nick Fraser W/ Tony Malaby 
Town and Villages BR 0330
Martin Lozano Lewis Wiens Duncan
at Canterbury BR 0332
Barnyard Drama
xmas Singalong vol.9 BR 0331
The Reveries
Matchmakers vol 2 Sade BR 0327
Freedman (Martin Haynes and Driver)
at western Front BR 0317
Hobsons Choice
of the waves  BR 0329
Evan Parker  w/ Joe Sorbara and Wes Neal
at Somewhere there BR 0321
The Element Choir and William Parker
at Christ Church Deer Park  BR 0326