Karl Silveira is a Trombonist and Composer from Toronto. He completed a Master of Music in Jazz Performance and Composition from the University of Toronto in 2019. Karl was also selected to attend the International Banff Jazz and Creative Music workshop in 2009 run by Dave Douglas. Through the years, he has studied with influential Jazz musicians in both Canada and the United States including Geoff Young, Terry Promane, Will Carn, Kelsley Grant, Andre Hayward, Andrew Downing, Jim Lewis, and Lorne Lofsky.
Since receiving his Bachelor, he has worked as a musician in Canada and abroad; playing on cruise ships for a variety of cruise lines including Celebrity, P&O, and Royal Caribbean for 2 years before returning to Toronto to play with The Boxcar Boys from 2011-2017 and the Juno winning Lemon Bucket Orkestra from 2011-2013. Since then Karl has worked as a freelance musician playing in a variety of projects including the Harley Card Sunset Ensemble, The Mike Herriott OTR Band, The Woodshed Orchestra, Roberto Linares Brown Orquestra, Harley Card Quintet, and Rebecca Hennessy’s Fog Quintet. He performed with Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Dave Young, Pat Labarbara, Brian Barlow, Jason Logue, Al Kay, William Sperendei, and Allison Au. Karl has also been recently active in the musical theatre community playing in successful shows such as Chicago (2018) at The Mirvish Theatre, The King and I (2018) at The Princess of Wales Theatre and Charlie and Chocolate Factory (2018-2019) At Mirvish Theatre.
Karl also runs several of his own groups such as the composing collective, The Rickshaw Quintet and Bossa nova band, Bossa dos Passaros. The Karl Silveira Quintet is his latest project featuring Allison Au, Matt Newton, Dan Fortin and Nico Dann. He regularly performs at the Tranzac, Rex and Emmett Ray.