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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

Eastern Stranger

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019

NEWS: RECORDING

Harry Vetro’s New CD

Harry Vetro’s New CD

The young Canadian drummer Harry Vetro has followed his debut album as a leader, Northern Ranger, with a shorter CD of four tracks. The new album has a similar title, Eastern Stranger, but perhaps that won’t create confusion among Vetro devotees. As in his first recording, the music reflects the influence of the drummer-composer’s nationality. It ...

Harry Vetro's Northern Ranger

Label: T.Sound
Released: 2018
Track listing: Northern Ranger: Leaving Goose Bay; Buffalo Jump; Sha (Shakat Tun); Gondola To Blackcomb; Blackcomb; Northern Ranger: Air Borealis; Pichogen Lake; Hawk Air; kat (Shakat Tun); Pacific Smoke; Northern Ranger; Tun (Shakat Tun).

NEWS: RECORDING

Recent Listening: Harry Vetro’s Northern Ranger

Recent Listening: Harry Vetro’s Northern Ranger

Recent Listening: Harry Vetro’s Northern Ranger A generation of Canadian musicians is coming to prominence in their youth and making substantial impressions. One is drummer Harry Vetro. After he was graduated from the University of Toronto Jazz Program, the 23-year-old spent much of last year exploring his country as it celebrated its 150th year of nationhood. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Harry Vetro: Harry Vetro's Northern Ranger

Read "Harry Vetro's Northern Ranger" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Through this debut release, Canadian drummer Harry Vetro taps into his homeland to present a series of wayfaring wonders. It's both a testament to his wandering spirit and an exploration of the Great White North's virtues as measured in nature and man. As 2017 marked the sesquicentennial celebration of Canada's confederation, Vetro saw ...


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