Drum

Photo of Ara Arakelyan (B.A., M.MUS)
Ara Arakelyan (B.A., M.MUS)
Drums, Flute, Guitar, Piano, Saxophone

For Ara Arakelyan, music has always been a way of life. He has graduated from the special music school after Sayat-Nova for gifted children with honor. Afterwards, Ara entered the Komitas State Conservatory, where he received B. A. with Honors and is pursuing his Master’s degree in Wind Instruments with specialization in Saxophone.

Since 2011, Mr. Arakelyan has launched a very successful career. He worked as a performer, Leading Saxophonist of the symphonic orchestra, and pedagogue at various teaching levels: music schools and colleges. He was also a soloist at Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet after A. Spendiaryan and Armenian State Jazz Band.

In the period of 2005 – 2012, Mr. Arakelyan performed more than 20 solo and collaborative recitals and participated in many international Competitions & Festivals in Armenia, USA, Germany, Sweden, Georgia, and Egypt. Ara is a Laureate of the “Golden Note” amateur arts festival, “Renaissance” International Competition, Kavkaz Jazz Fest. As of now, Ara Arakelyan has already recorded 3 DVDs.

Since 2013, Ara has begun to work at Sheraton Cadwell Orchestra as a leading saxophonist and running a very busy music studio.

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Robert Bradley
Bass, Drum, Guitar

Robert graduated from Seneca at York University’s Independent Music Production Program.  He teaches guitar as well as the rudiments of drums and bass.  He had experience helping and organizing students into bands and oversaw their rehearsals and performances.  He has played in many bands as a musician.

To listen to Robert’s compositions, please click here.

Photo of Steve Farrugia (B. MUS)
Steve Farrugia (B. MUS)
Drum

Steve Farrugia is a Toronto born and raised professional drummer who has shared the stage with the top musicians in Toronto and outside the country as well.

Some notable musicians Steve has had the pleasure to play with are Reg Schwager, Robi Botos, Adrean Farrugia, Bill McBirnie, Brownman Ali, Brendan Davis, Peter Hill, Richard Whiteman, Nathan Hiltz, Ted Quinlan, Paco Luviano, Chris Gale, Artie Roth, Bruce Cassidy, Bob Brough, Sophia Pearlman, Elaine Overhault, George Koeller and many others.
Steve has performed at many great venues and festivals such as TD Jazz festival, Beaches Jazz festival, Shores of Erie music festival, Oakville Jazz festival and many more. Also performances at venues like The Rex Hotel, Jazz Bistro, Gate 403, Club 744, Palais Royale and Casinos in Canada and the USA.

Steve studied at Humber College Jazz studies program with great educators like Steve Tattersol, Don Vickery, Mark Kelso and Paul Delong. His studies have allowed him to play in many styles such as Jazz, Big Band Latin Orchestras, Rock, Country and Top 40 bands. As well as many Theatre productions throughout the city.