Forged in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and quenched in the surf of Lake Superior, the music of Tunnel Six evokes majestic vistas swept by crisp mountain air. This border-crossing ensemble features musicians from across the globe, blending six distinct threads into uniquely impressionistic soundscapes.
With singable melodies that dare to be epic and an unabashedly emotional approach to musical storytelling, Tunnel Six tastefully blends elements of jazz, world, and folk to transport audiences from the peaks of the Rockies to the shores of the Maritimes.
Following eight cross-continental tours and festival appearances ranging from Newfoundland to Hawaii, two internationally released albums, and a decade after it was formed by a chance meeting at the Banff Centre, the collective continues to dissolve geographic and musical boundaries to reach audiences across North America.
“…a transcendent moment, almost spiritual.” -eMusic
“This might have been the best out-and-out jazz at the festival” -Exclaim.ca
“remarkably skillful ensemble interaction” -Cadence
“All of the playing here is a breath of fresh air” -Oregon Jazz Scene
– “Lake Superior” selected as one of emusic’s best 100 albums of 2011
– Nominated for the 2011 Galaxy Rising Star Award, Halifax Jazz Festival
– 2010 ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award, for Lake Superior