Bryan Gloyd Combo – Bio

Bryan Gloyd, Piano

Bryan Gloyd’s musical career has many facets including working as a church musician, recording artist and jazz pianist. Bryan has accompanied many local musicians and organized jazz programming at The Aeolian. He has also accompanied two-time Grammy Winner Matt Alber, the legendary songwriter Marc Jordan and the Canadian National Jazz Award Winner Denzal Sinclaire.

As Curator, Jazz Programming at the Aeolian, Bryan takes an avid interest in researching current and emerging artists and being part of jazz events at the Aeolian. Bryan is also a passionate volunteer who has lends a hand across a variety of portfolios in the life of the venue and its programs.

Never not busy, Bryan is also an accomplished organist and knows his way around the kitchen. When he is not performing, rehearsing, working of volunteering, Bryan is known to enjoy the few minutes he has enjoying the garden, exercising or playing with his grandchildren.

Rob Larose, Drums

Rob Larose studied classical percussion at the University of Western Ontario, jazz drumming with Roger Flock at Humber College, and Latin percussion with Memo Acevado and Rick Lazar in Toronto. For over 25 years Rob has been a familiar fixture around London performing with numerous groups including: Orchestra London, London Pro Musica Chorus, new age jazz group The Antler River Project, salsa band Herencia Latina, The Blue Water Big Band, Celtic Shift, and funk band FunkINC!! For the past 10 years Rob has been touring throughout Canada and the U.S. with the Stratford based celtic fusion group Rant Maggie Rant.

In music theatre Rob has been in ‘the pit’ for “Annie”, “Joseph”, “Songs for a New World”, “In the Heights” and many more. Most recently Rob has been kept busy as part of the pit orchestra for Mamma Mia, Titanic and Mary Poppins at the Grand Theatre in London, ON.

As an educator Rob runs a private percussion studio in London and has been guest clinician for the Ontario Music Educators Association, The Metro Toronto School board and an adjudicator for jazz and percussion performances in Canada and the U.S. Rob was percussion faculty of the National Music Camp of Canada from 1995-1999 and has written a book on Latin Percussion techniques.

Andrew Kosty, Bass

Andrew Kosty is a professional double bassist as well as an electric bassist. Andrew started playing the upright bass playing classically, at age 9 in Windsor under the tutelage of Greg Sheldon, principal bassist of the Windsor Symphony. Throughout his teen years, Andrew started to branch out and play not only in Windsor but also in the Detroit in the Detroit Civic Orchestra and Detroit Civic Jazz band. This is also when he started to delve into other genres that the bass was capable of. After several acceptances, Andrew attended the University of Western Ontario on scholarship for his undergraduate degree. He studied with Joseph Phillips at the university as well as played in the school’s first jazz combo program under direction of Dr. Kevin Watson. Andrew Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in performance Double Bass. Andrew was able to play for the London Symphonia and the International Symphony Orchestra having been out of school for under a year. In his spare time Andrew enjoys reading, running, and playing with his London Based Band ‘Fox the Hound.