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Steve McDade

2015: Recorder, Trumpet (onstage) in The Taming of the Shrew and Festival Theatre fanfares. Eighth season. Stratford: Lead trumpet for Crazy for You, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, West Side Story, Forum, Evita, Kiss Me, Kate, Camelot, Superstar, 42nd Street. Elsewhere: Major Toronto musicals include Les Misérables, Fosse, The Producers, Chicago, Ragtime, Crazy for You. Major jazz festivals with Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass and Latin fusion group Manteca. Film/TV: Plays in a band scene in Red; movie soundtracks include The Music Man, The Judy Garland Story, The Stork Derby. Hundreds of jingles for TV/radio including The National, Mansbridge One on One, Hockey Night in Canada, and live performances on the Juno, Gemini and Genie awards. Recordings: Working on his debut solo recording in the jazz idiom. Training: Humber College. Awards: Maureen Forrester Award, 2014. Four Juno Awards (Boss Brass and Manteca). Played on two Grammy-winning records and two nominated (Rob McConnell). Et cetera: “I’m very happy to be back onstage for Shrew, observing these amazing actors up close. I’m also very excited to have my jazz quintet playing this year as part of the Forum on July 6 in the Festival Theatre lobby.”