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Heather Segger


HEATHER SEGGER (Trombone) A resident of Toronto, Heather Segger is an active member of the Toronto jazz and improvised music communities as trombonist, composer, bandleader, curator, and educator. 

A native of rural Alberta, Heather now makes Toronto her home. She holds a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance from St. Francis Xavier University. She also received a Composition Diploma from MacEwan College and attended the Banff International Jazz and Creative Music Workshop. In 2013, Heather studied improvisation with Michael Moore, Wolter Wierbos, and Mary Oliver in Amsterdam with support from the Canada Council for the Arts.

Currently, Heather is a member of the Kyle Brenders Quartet, DanJam Orchestra, Interstellar Orchestra Mark Segger Sextet, and John Oswald's Radiant Brass. Heather also leads her own ensembles and participates in projects involving site-specific composition, improvisation, visual art, and movement. She is a co-artistic producer of both the Spectrum Music composers collective and the annual Somewhere There Creative Music Festival. 

 Heather has performed with a broad range of artists including Broken Social Scene, Sylvie Courvoisier, Dave Douglas, members of the ICP Orchestra, and Owen Pallett.