Al Kay

Alastair Kay, is busy as an arranger, composer, clinician, and a virtuosic jazz and classical trombonist. He has performed around the world with leading artists and entertainers such as True North Brass, Ella Fitzgerald, Rob McConnell, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Paul Anka, Buddy Rich, Slide Hampton, Nelson Riddle, Lionel Hampton, Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, and Andrea Bocelli.

Al has appeared with Canada’s leading orchestras, and has toured with the orchestras of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the National Ballet. In the recording studios, he has played on over a thousand radio and television jingles and soundtracks, and on numerous CD’s, records, and feature film soundtracks.  Al is a regular around Toronto playing with the bands of John MacLeod, Roberto Occhipinti, Hilario Duran, and his own 5 and 10 trombone jazz ensembles.

He has been first-call for most of the musicals in Toronto for the past 30 years including “Young Frankenstein”, “Dirty Dancing”, “Lord Of The Rings”, “The Producers”, “Lion King”, and “Chicago”. His association with Yamaha has led him to Japan helping design the YSL 697Z trombone, the Al Kay Artist Model mouthpiece, and performing with the Xeno Trombone Quartet.