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Harry Vetro

Canadian drummer and composer Harry Vetro (b. 1995) is a graduate of the University of Toronto Jazz program. Vetro leads an active performing career playing at major jazz festivals and venues across Canada: Jazz YYC (Calgary, AB), Yardbird Jazz Fest (Edmonton, AB), Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Rex Hotel & Jazz Bistro (Toronto, ON), Jazz Room (Waterloo, ON), Resonance Café (Montreal, QC). Vetro has been featured as a rising star drummer in the Ottawa and Sudbury jazz festivals in Ontario. He currently leads a monthly residency at The Tranzac (Toronto’s premiere creative music club,) featuring new compositions inspired by nature and landscape.

In 2017, as Canada celebrated 150 years of confederation, Vetro traveled coast to coast, visiting communities in Canada's six Indigenous cultural areas (Arctic, Subarctic, Northwest Coast, Plateau, Plains, and Eastern Woodlands) in an effort to connect with musicians and artists from different cultural backgrounds, and to better understand the land's long cultural history.

As a composer, Vetro utilizes traditional roots and new perspectives in the growing genre of contemporary jazz music. NORTHERN RANGER, Vetro’s debut album tells the story of his travels. Vetro melded his own style of improvised jazz with folk and classical influences to create a deeply personal statement, one that speaks to the country as a whole

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”Toronto drummer Harry Vetro is scarcely in his mid-20s but has begun forging a jazz career to watch.” - Peter Hum (Ottawa Citizen) ​ ”A generation of Canadian musicians is coming to prominence in their youth and making substantial impressions. One is drummer Harry Vetro.” - Doug Ramsay (Arts Journal) ​ ”He and his band, who are some of the top players in Canada, are very dedicated to bringing jazz to different communities and really trying to expand the art form.” - Kodi Hutchinson (JazzYYC Artistic Director)

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Northern Ranger

Northern Ranger

Harry Vetro
Harry Vetro's Northern Ranger

Buffalo Jump

Buffalo Jump

Harry Vetro
Harry Vetro's Northern Ranger

Buffalo Jump

Buffalo Jump

Harry Vetro
Harry Vetro's Northern Ranger

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