In Orbit featuring Jeff Coffin, Michael Occhipinti & Felix Pastorius

Great Canadian Jazz

Tuesday June 27 @ 6:30pm, TekSavvy Main Stage, Confederation Park


Jeff Coffin- saxophone
Michael Occhipinti - guitar
Felix Pastorius - bass
David Direnzo- drums
Tom Reynolds - keys

Few bands bring together as many diverse experiences and elements as In Orbit does. Based in Nashville, saxophonist Jeff Coffin is best known for his tenures with two of the world’s most popular bands: Bela Fleck & the Flecktones and the Dave Matthews Band. Coffin is also an active music educator, composer and bandleader. Toronto guitarist Michael Occhipinti is one of the country’s busiest jazz musicians, leading his Sicilian Project and a tribute to John Lennon as well as contributing to numerous other initiatives. Bassist Felix Pastorius owns perhaps the most famous surname in electric jazz, and he has followed his father Jaco’s footsteps in expanding the role of the electric bass, with Coffin’s Mu’tet, drummer Cindy Blackman Santana and the Yellowjackets. Rounding out In Orbit are pianist Tom Reynolds and drummer Davide Direnzo.