Kevin Turcotte

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Kevin Turcotte is a trumpet player based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Turcotte is also on faculty at York University.

Early life and education[edit]

Turcotte grew up in Sudbury, Ontario, He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the Banff School of Fine Arts.


Turcotte has performed with Mike Murley and Rob McConnell and The Boss Brass, and has recorded with Barry Romberg (his playing was praised for its intuitiveness on All About Jazz[1]).

In 2001 Turcotte joined the group Great Uncles of the Revolution. Their album Stand Up won a West Coast Music Award.[2][3]

In 2002, Turcotte was named trumpeter of the year in Canada's inaugural National Jazz Awards.[4]

In 2014 he provided the trumpet tracks for Chet Baker's (Ethan Hawke) performances in the biographic film Born to Be Blue about the late American jazz musician.

The Great Uncles of the Revolution released a second album, bLOW tHE hOUSE dOWN, for which Turcotte composed two of the tracks.[5] The album won a 2004 Juno Award as Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year.[6]


  1. ^ D'Souza, Jerry (16 January 2010). "Rev. of Barry Romberg, was, shall, why, because". All About Jazz. Retrieved 10 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Nickelback, Delerium collect awards". The Globe and Mail, Vancouver, Mar. 08, 2002
  3. ^ "Downing, Turcotte, Zubot and Dawson Great Uncles of the Revolution Stand Up". Exclaim!, by Michael Johnston. Dec 01, 2001
  4. ^ Associated Press (26 February 2002). "Krall Tops Canada's National Jazz Awards". Billboard. Retrieved 01 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Canadian jazz legend hails from Sudbury". Northern Life, BY Scott Hunter Hadow, Mar 20, 2006
  6. ^ "Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year 2004". Juno Awards website

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