Praised as a fresh new voice, Trinidad-born saxophonist and composer Jesse Ryan was the 2020 recipient of the Toronto Arts Foundation’s Emerging Jazz Artist Award. As an arranger and producer, he’s worked with many jazz, gospel and world music artists. His ambitious Bridges project is an eclectic quintet that joins both jazz and Afro-Caribbean traditions. Jesse is set to take Caribbean Jazz out of its niche of ethnic fusion and into the mainstream.