TANIA GILL, TorontoTania Gill is a Toronto-based pianist and composer. Her work is centred in jazz and improvised music, and is influenced by earlier classical training and performance of diverse genres. “All aboard for first-class and fanciful Toronto pianist!” (Globe and Mail). Over the past ten years, she has accompanied several silent films for TIFF, Revue Silent Sundays, and with Andrew Downing’s Melodeon Ensemble. She leads the Tania Gill Quartet, with current members Lina Allemano, Rob Clutton and Nico Dann. Her ensemble recorded the “quirky, wonderfully listenable” CD Bolger Station and has toured Canadian jazz festivals and clubs. Tania is also a regular member of the Brodie West Quintet, Rebecca Hennessy’s FOG Brass Band, the Woodshed Orchestra, and former member of The Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, Deep Dark United, The See Through Trio, Charles Spearin and the Happiness Project among many other projects. She has performed with numerous other world class musicians including Steve Reich, Anthony Braxton and Mary Margaret O’Hara. Tania teaches at her home and Humber College.