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2018 Ron Lenyk Inspiring Youth Arts Award recipient Mason Victoria has been described as “…an emerging writer with a solid grasp of the craft of composition and a story to tell…” (Scott Reeves, Director of Scott Reeves Jazz Orchestra). Through his studies in trumpet performance at Humber College, Mason found his passion in composition which led to the creation of the Sonuskapos Jazz Orchestra (SSJO), a 21-piece contemporary jazz orchestra featuring Mason's original works. Mason's music went on to be performed in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, Calgary and Japan.
As a music technologist and graduate candidate of the University of Toronto's MMus in Music Technology and Digital Media program, Mason blends his unique jazz vocabulary with his newfound appreciation for audio design and sound manipulation. In addition to his vast amount of original live content, Mason focuses his creative energy scoring and providing sound design for games and films.
Mason also serves as an Artistic Producer and Composer at Spectrum Music. Mason has produced concerts such as "Coding Chaos", which involved the use of an Artificial Intelligence performing alongside a electric jazz trio including JUNO-award winning artist Larnell Lewis, Bruce Cassidy and Chris Pruden. Mason has also received the 2018 MARTY award for Emerging Solo Instrumental Artist, 2017 Duke Ellington Composer Award, the 2016 Dave Stillwell Arranging Award.
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