Petr Cancura is sought-after for his original voice. With 16 released albums under his belt, he has recorded and performed with Grammy-nominated Danilo Perez, Bob Moses and Kathleen Edwards, John Lockwood, Joe Maneri, Cecil McBee and the Juno award-winning Mighty Popo among others.
The Petr Cancura Trio has been featured on CBC Radio’s Signal, and continues to tour internationally with acclaim. In 2007 Petr was a featured resident artist and co-ordinator at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival’s Ottawa Composers Collective as well as the Ottawa Folk Festival’s Cross-Cultural Experiment.
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“The opening was folksy, with the mandolin of Petr Cancura (he also plays
rugged postbop tenor sax) announcing a prancing theme that transformed
into a dark sax riff over a bumpy groove… the departures from conventional
bop phrasing was one of the gig's fascinating features.”
John Fordham, The Guardian, London, UK
Petr Cancura is a great musician. He has all of the skills, imagination,
versatility, and artistry he needs to be one of the great saxophonists of his
generation. Joe Morris, guitar legend
Petr Cancura is a sax player who's always been good, has always been a