The Massive Gravity Octet is a modern jazz group co-led by John Nicholson (woodwinds) and Andrew Thomson (Drums). The group plays original music that has its foundation rooted in the Jazz tradition but is wide-ranging and progressive, pulling influences from Indian Carnatic music to rock and modern classical. The members of the band are from all over Canada, but half the group now lives in Toronto and the other half in Montreal.
Meghan Gillespy – vocals
John Nicholson – tenor sax/compositions
Paul Tarussov – trombone
Patrick O’reilly – guitar
Matt Choboter – piano
Cole Birney- Stewart – double bass
Andrew Thomson – drums/compositions