The Tony Bali Group
Tony Bali- Guitar
Shane Statz- Sax
John Gray- Bass
John Gray has performed with Ray Charles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Lenny Breau, Nat Adderly, Petula Clark, Jack DeJohnette, Herb Ellis, George Shearing, Chris Potter, Hugh Fraser, Frank Rosolino, Gene Bertoncini, John Abercrombie, Clarence “Big” Miller, The Platters, The Inkspots, The Marvelettes, Billy Davis & Marilyn McCoo (5th Dimension), Carter Jefferson, Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Mark O’Conner, Mark Jordon, Charles McPherson, Hadley Caliman, Steve Slagle, Jon Faddis, Sam Noto, Ted Curson, P.J.Perry, Tommy Banks, Fraser McPherson and many more…
John Gray is currently the Bassist/Bandleader/Manager of the Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra, the Motown Tribute Orchestra, the Amy Winehouse Tribute Orchestra and the Blossom Dearie Tribute Band based in Calgary Alberta Canada.
Shane Statz is a jazz saxophonist and composer based in Calgary Alberta. His music is known for its sophistication, ear-catching inventiveness, and bold yet lush lyricism. Shane has been a featured artist with many groups and has had the privilege of sharing the stage with a variety of world-class musicians. Explore the music and feel free to get in touch with any comments or questions.
Tony Bali is a Montreal-based guitarist, educator, and composer. It wasn’t long before Tony realized that a career in music was exactly what he wanted in life. Surrounded by a community of musical talents in the vibrant Montreal cultural scene, he brings an original and innovative approach to his work. So far, Tony has made numerous recordings with various musicians and recently released his 1st original album for jazz quintet (So Far So Close), released last September 2021. Tony has composed and arranged numerous works combining different genres and styles. He is continuously performing as well as collaborating with many established artists from various musical backgrounds and experiences. Since 2015, Tony has remained active in the Montreal music scene, performing regularly in local venues and teaching talented students from different musical interests, backgrounds, and age groups. Currently, Tony resides in Calgary, and he continues to deliver promising performances in the city’s local venues and collaborate with other local talents.