Climax Jazz Band’s first gig was at Albert’s Hall, at Toronto’s Brunswick House, in May 1971. As a British-style Trad Band known for their wide variety of tunes, they play straight from the heart with a great sense of humor. No wonder they’re one of the most popular bands at festivals and on jazz cruises. 


    Climax performs Saturdays from 4 to 7 PM at alleycatz Restaurant & Lounge.  They’ve been playing Saturday matinées since 1973, beginning at Malloney’s Studio, moving to the Chick’N’Deli (later renamed SEVEN44) in 1983 and to alleycatz in early 2015.  They have performed marches, blues, ragtime, spirituals, and popular dance tunes for the National Ballet, Toronto Symphony, major political parties, company functions, and festivals across Canada and abroad. 


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Chris Daniels , bass, leader

Dave Kosmyna, cornet 

 Len Gosling, trombone 







Toronto, Ontario

Jim Buchmann, clarinet

Jack Vincken, banjo

Jamie Aug, drums