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2024 "Instrumental Composer of the Year" Nominee

Canadian Folk Music Association

2024 "Instrumental Band of the Year" Nominee
nadian Folk Music Association

2022 "Performing Artist of the Year" Nominee
Folk Music Ontario

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" absolutely wonderful album of instrumental delights"
-Stuart Derdeyn – Vancouver Sun
Photo by Steven Lederman
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Queen Kong is an exploration of sounds inspired by the Radical Jewish Culture movement in New York founded by pioneer John Zorn.  Led by Toronto drummer, vocalist and composer, Lorie Wolf, Queen Kong seamlessly blends Ashkenazi Jewish idiom with jazz, free improv, rock and punk to explore new sounds and ideas. 

Queen Kong features Toronto's top young jazz and world music performers, improvisers, movers and shakers; Tom Richards, (Tuba), Max Forster (Trumpet), Michael Winograd (Clarinet) Nate Dell-Vandenberg (Trombone) Graham Campbell (Guitar), and Lorie Wolf (Bandleader, Vocals, Drums), with regular appearances by Allison Au (Sax), Tania Gill (Piano), Beth Silver (Cello), Michael Herring (Bass), Virginia MacDonald (Clarinet), Nolan Murphy (Tuba), Jaron Freeman-Fox (Violin), Majd Sekkar (Clarinet) Brett Higgins (Bass) and Rebecca Hennessey (Trumpet).  

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