About 45north band

45north is a dynamic 6 piece Ottawa based band that performs a large selection of music written and performed by Canadian artists. From the 1960’s to today: from Powder Blues Band to Joni Mitchell; Lighthouse to Jeff Healey; Manteca to the Guess Who; Oscar Peterson to David Braid; Daniel Lanois to Snaggle. The music is lively, memorable and ideal for dances and parties and perfect for celebrations and events linked to Canada’s 150th anniversary. http://www.ralphhopper.ca 45north is a 6-piece band with trumpet, saxophone, piano, guitar, bass and drums. The musicians have been performing in various bands for many years, mostly in the jazz genre but in many other styles/genres as well. 45north includes: Ralph Hopper – saxophones/guitar; Jean Trudel – trumpet/flugelhorn; Paul O’Connor - piano/vocals; Ed Stevens – guitar; Andre Van Schyndel - bass/vocals; Sacha Contant-Nagy - drums. 45north’s repertoire includes many wonderful, well known Canadian pop/rock favourites along with many great Canadian jazz tunes that will also be well known. Performances of this great Canadian musical legacy are sure to be a crowd pleasing concert and likely have many people up dancing and singing along to their favourite tunes.