Tevlin Swing - New Orleans Rhythm

The Musicians


New Orleans Rhythm - Hannah Krapivinsky and Patrick Tevlin
Photo Ian Kindred

Patrick Tevlin – Leader, Trumpet, Vocal

Patrick Tevlin’s hot swing trumpet leads New Orleans Rhythm, as well as other groups performing in the Toronto area and around the world – including The Happy Pals New Orleans Party Orchestra, resident at Toronto's legendary Grossman's Tavern for over four decades; and Toronto's Magnolia Brass Band, featured annually in New Orleans’ French Quarter Festival.

Tevlin's groups have recorded often, always to rave reviews, such as “This is New Orleans jazz at its best.” (JazzReview.com, USA). Working in the studio, Tevlin has appeared on many other artists' recordings as well. He has toured extensively in Europe, and been featured as a guest artist with groups in France and the UK.

On his first trip to New Orleans, in 1978, Patrick met trumpet great Kid Thomas Valentine and promptly fell in love with the New Orleans style. He lives in Toronto, but his soul lives in New Orleans.

Hannah Krapivinsky – Vocal

Hannah Krapivinsky is "a wonder in concert; to see her on stage is to see a spark dancing on an open book of matches.” (Now Magazine, Toronto) She is "no blues shouter but a fine singer. She has a warm voice and great diction and control, and she uses her vibrato to enhance what she delivers. In effect, she could well be a big band singer of the thirties.” (Just Jazz Magazine, UK)

Singer Hannah Krapivinsky had a five-year stint as a lead vocalist with the Toronto All-Star Big Band, performing across Canada and the USA. She was singer, keyboardist, writer and producer with the Toronto band Foxfire, and is an alumna of The Happy Pals New Orleans Party Orchestra.

Hannah is a graduate of Rosedale Heights School of the Arts and is also an actor. She has recorded at Sun Records in Memphis and Muscle Shoals Studios in Alabama.

And, according to Toronto's NOW Magazine, "her voice is bewitching and pitch-perfect.”

Mike Evin - Piano, Vocal

Mike Evin is a Canadian pianist and singersongwriter originally from Montreal, now based out of Toronto. He is featured regularly with New Orleans Rhythm.

Over the past decade, Evin has toured extensively in Central and Eastern Canada and released five acclaimed albums. With his second release, Evin had inspired enough interest to recruit Jim and Andy Creeggan from Barenaked Ladies as producers on "I’ll Bring The Stereo," released in 2005. His song “Soapbox Racer” was featured in a Red Bull campaign in 2008.

Mike Evin's remarkable talent and creativity have earned him praise from some of Canada's most notable musicians, including Ron Sexsmith and Barenaked Ladies. And he rocks that piano!

Lucas Gadke - String Bass, Vocal

A graduate of Humber College’s Contemporary Music Program, Lucas Gadke has been playing in and around the Toronto area (and the world at large) for over 8 years. A bassist, banjo player, drummer, singer and songwriter, Lucas is able to turn his talents towards any style. He is a teacher of the double bass, electric bass and banjo.

Lucas anchors both New Orleans Rhythm and The Happy Pals with his powerful string bass. His musical activities extend from New Orleans party music and swing to country, bluegrass and metal.

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