We are The Not Affiliated Big Band, ‘cause we’re not affiliated with nothin’!* The group is a Markham area community big band specializing in big sound and big fun. With a focus in moving beyond the standards, the group brings a fresh approach to the big band genre, while simultaneously promoting jazz education, particularly to young musicians.
NA began as a pit orchestra for a local community theatre group in 1993. Since that time, we have all attended many concerts by famous jazz musicians!
Our membership has featured dozens of exciting players over the years that have all made their mark on the Not Affiliated family. The band has opened for Bob Newhart, featured guest vocalist June Garber, and also been a much-anticipated addition to the Beaches International Jazz Festival. NA continues today as an 18-piece ensemble playing festivals, concerts, and clinics that features diverse repertoire for audiences of all ages.
|Leon Racine||Band Manager|
|Lori Young||Assistant Band Manager|
|Will Stokes||Musical Director|
|Scott Cameron||Alto Saxophone / Soprano Saxophone / Flute|
|Diana Roy||Alto Saxophone / Clarinet / Flute|
|Darcy Keeler||Tenor Saxophone / Clarinet|
|Jay Fang||Tenor Saxophone / Alto Saxophone|
|Scott Morrison||Baritone Saxophone / Bass Clarinet|
|Klaus Anselm||Trumpet / Flugelhorn|
|Steve Pettafor||Trumpet / Flugelhorn|
|Ron Robbins||Bass Trombone|
|Jon Lieberman||Bass Trombone|
|Assistant Band Manager|