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OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
GenresJazz fusion
LabelsMaximum Jazz, Maximum Music, Blue Thumb
  • Mike Murley
  • Brad Turner
  • Ian Froman
  • Chris Tarry

Metalwood is a Canadian jazz band from Toronto, Ontario.[1][2] the band was active in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and reunited in 2016.[3] The members are saxophonist Mike Murley, pianist Brad Turner, bassist Chris Tarry and drummer Ian Froman.[4][5]


Metalwood was formed in Toronto in 1997.[5] The group signed with Brian Watson's Maximum Music Group.[6]

The members performed together until 2003, and recorded six albums of jazz music. Their first two albums 1997's Metalwood and Metalwood 2 in 1998, each won a Juno Award for best contemporary jazz album.

In 2016, Metalwood reunited, performing in Toronto and recording a new album, Twenty. Later that year the band went on tour to support the album, which won a Juno Award as best group jazz album of the year.[7]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • 1998: Juno Award, Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Metalwood[8]
  • 1999: Juno Award, Best Contemporary Jazz Album, Metalwood 2[8]
  • 2017: Juno Award, Best Jazz Album - Group Twenty[8]


  • 1997: Metalwood
  • 1998: Metalwood 2
  • 1999: Metalwood Live
  • 2001: Metalwood 3
  • 2001: Recline
  • 2003: Chronic[9]
  • 2016: Twenty


  1. ^ Hopkin, Kenyon. "Metalwood Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  2. ^ C, Scott (8 July 1999). "Metalwood makes it up as they go along". Montreal Mirror. Quebecor: Sun Media. ISSN 0833-8086. OCLC 15997017. Retrieved 12 November 2006.
  3. ^ "Mike Murley, on consecutive weekends filled with Metalwood and mainstream jazz". Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen January 29, 2016
  4. ^ "Windsor’s Mike Murley picks up another Juno Award". Hants Journal, on April 11, 2017
  5. ^ a b "Last Call Review: Metalwood/Twenty/Cellar Live Records". KIOS 91.5 Omaha Public Radio, By Chris Cooke • Sep 10, 2016
  6. ^ "SAE buys IT school for undisclosed sum". North Shore News, Jeremy Shepherd May 26, 2017
  7. ^ "Gord Downie wins three Junos at music awards gala dinner Saturday night". London Free Press, Lynn Saxberg and Peter Hum. April 1, 2017
  8. ^ a b c "Juno Awards Database". Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 25 March 2012.
  9. ^ "Jazz fusion pioneers Metalwood bring excellent new album to Yardbird". Roger Levesque Edmonton Journal, September 14, 2016

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