Between the Keys was first founded in 2013 at The University of Western Ontario. The original five members began playing as an independent group of young students, seeking out performances ranging from coffee houses to private functions. While attending the institution, the group was selected the following year to be a part of the prestigious chamber music program as the only jazz group featured. Under the instruction of virtuoso jazz saxophonist, Barry Usher, the group propelled to success seeking out performances across London, Ontario, including the CHRW Sketches in C radio show, UWO Swing Association Final Gala, and Jack Richardson Awards Show Jazz Ensemble.
Since these humble beginnings, the group has shifted in personnel to include the talented Cameron Bereznick on both guitar and percussion, and the group has become a trio, creating a more mature and intimate feel to their music. In the summer of 2016, the trio became a part of the lineup for London Arts Live, an initiative created by the London Arts Council, and a position that the trio still holds today. As part of this initiative, Between the Keys has been featured in a number of private events and local festivities, such as Culture Days. After more regular exposure and gigs, the group made their debut in the Wortley Village Jazz Festival in the summer of 2017, with special guest Josh Hung, as they adorned the local crowd with a number of old jazz favorites, as well as originals. Currently, Between the Keys is working towards releasing an EP of some of their own arrangements and originals.
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