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Drew Jurecka


Drew Jurecka (violinist, vocalist) is a Toronto-based violinist who is comfortable in many genres. Trained classically at the Cleveland Institute of Music, during his final year Drew played a solo with the great Dave Brubeck and his quartet at Severance Hall. While at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, a summer program for jazz and aspiring studio musicians, Drew had the opportunity to play at the Hollywood Bowl with Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves, and Shirley Horn.

Drew has spent many years playing jazz in Toronto. He has played, written or arranged on more than 150 records, including several JUNO winning and Grammy nominated albums. He can be heard on numerous film and television soundtracks.

Drew has toured internationally as a sideman and with his own projects. He spent five years on the road with Jeff Healey, and now plays as part of Jill Barber's regular band.

He is a faculty member at Humber College where he has helped to develop a unique jazz strings program that includes technique classes, ensembles and private lessons.