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John Yelland


JOHN YELLAND (bassist/guitarist) is one of the youngest members of the Bourbon Street Buskers, and was the bass-player with the band when they performed in the “Sound of Toronto Jazz” Concert Series on February 24, 1997. Yelland graduated from Toronto’s Humber College with Honours in Music Performance. He has taught at Humber in recent years, as well as at the Toronto Percussion Centre, Music Mecca, Cosmo Music, and the National Guitar Summer Workshop.

Yelland is a player of multiple talents, moving easily from gigs with Toronto> bands including Luis Mario Ochoa’s Cimmarron, Mosaic, and Clazz, to classical concert engagements with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra and the Kitchener-Waterloo Phiharmonic Choir. He has toured with the Toronto production of 42nd Street, Gregory Hoskins and The Stick People, Meghdhanush, and vocalist Liberty Silver.