The Wes Carroll Confabulation walks the tight-rope, balancing detailed arrangements with the power of spontaneity. Since early 2015, they have honed their unique blend: stretching out into a world of hip-hop grooves, soul and electricity while not losing their jazz footing. In that time they have most notably performed at four Victoria Jazz Festivals. In the summer of 2018, they released their debut album “Off Empire” which peaked at #4 in !EarShot’s jazz category for national campus and community radio plays. Their set blends instrumental with vocal songs that covers social justice themes, surveillance, mental health, climate change and of course, love songs too. Wes honed his craft at Vancouver Island University’s jazz studies program (2014) and is currently doing a masters in jazz performance at the University of Toronto. The Confab is set to release their second album “Elephant in the Sea” in early 2020 featuring 10 new originals.
Wes is in in Victoria from May - August (2020) and otherwise in Toronto.