"AN AVERAGE BAND WIT A GREAT DRUMMER SOUNDS GREAT, . A GREAT BAND WITH AN AVERAGE DRUMMER
SOUNDS AVERAGE" ~ BUDDY RICH
John Collin is an accomplished professional drummer specializing in the jazz and swing genres. He attended the Jazz Program at Humber College and received training with notable great Roger Flock.
Hailing from Toronto, John has over twenty years of drumming experience and has played with most of Toronto’s prominent Big Bands.
John has received airplay on Toronto’s premiere jazz radio station (91.1/JazzFM91) and has received airplay on radio stations in the United States. In addition, he has played with various jazz artists, including North American jazz legends Dave Pell and Pat LaBarbera, has performed at numerous Jazz Festivals across The GTA and also has been featured in online and print publications (Jazz Music Archives).
John has toured across Canada with actress/singer Cassie Steel of The TV Show Degrassi: The Next Generation as well as internationally doing show band work for both the Celebrity Cruise Ship company and Seabourn Cruises and Hotel gigs in Asia.
With over 30 Musical Theatre productions under his belt, John Collin is also frequently called upon for studio jobs and has worked on sessions produced by Cone of Sum41.
John currently leads his own jazz ensemble and plays various venues in and around Toronto.
The John Collin Band is available to provide ambient jazz for weddings, receptions, corporate functions, restaurants and other events in Toronto, the GTA and surrounding areas. Most commonly, The John Collin Band performs as quartet, but can easily accommodate other formats as well, ranging from a trio to a large ensemble, both with or without vocals.