THANK YOU! Mason Victoria and the Sonuskapos Jazz Orchestra received 2 nominations and 1 win at the 2018 Mississauga MARTY's for "IMAGINE WE'RE SAILING", the first full-length album by the Sonuskapos Jazz Orchestra (SSJO). Featuring artists such as esteemed trumpet player Brian O'Kane, Oscar Peterson award winner Matt Lagan and one of CBC's "Hottest Jazz Artist Under 35", Emily Steinwall, "IMAGINE WE'RE SAILING" aims to give the listener a sonic landscape of the many beautiful sights in Toronto. This album has been partially funded by the Ontario Arts Council.
"IMAGINE WE'RE SAILING" is now available on Apple Music, Spotify, Bandcamp, Google Music and other streaming platforms.
“…What sets Mason apart from other students is his outstanding compositional and arranging skills. His charts are complex, voiced beautifully, engaging, and show a level of maturity of someone twice his age. There really hasn't been many composing and arranging students in colleges and universities across Canada showing such strong leadership, passion, and creativity as Mason….”
— Alastair Kay, Head of the Brass Department at Humber College
Lead Trombone, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass.
“…an emerging writer with a solid grasp of the craft of composition and a story to tell…”
— Scott Reeves, Director of the Scott Reeves Orchestra
Professor at CCNY & Julliard