Music Director for the Toronto Jazz Academy Orchestra Jules Estrin maintains a busy schedule giving master classes, lectures and clinics on band and jazz band pedagogy. He has recently presented at the Ontario Music Educators Conference, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Sir Wilfred Laurier University, Toronto District School Board, Peel District School Board, Halton District School Board and has adjudicated at the Brandon Jazz Festival in Brandon, Manitoba.
As a trombonist Jules Estrin has appeared with many internationally renowned entertainers and musicians including: Clark Terry, Paul Anka, Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, Ralph Bowen, Don Menza, Rob McConnell, Moe Koffman, Matt Dusk, Kenny Wheeler and PJ Perry. Jules has performed internationally in France, Ireland, Scotland, England and the United States and at jazz festivals across Canada.
In his fifteen year as Musical Director of the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band program his groups have performed with legendary jazz artists Randy Brecker, Bucky Pizzarelli, Lew Tabackin, Tom Scott, Wycliffe Gordon, Joey DeFranceso, PJ Perry and Guido Basso. In 2010 the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band opened for Al Jarreau at the Brantford International Jazz Festival.
Since 2019 Jules has been serving as Jazz Camp Director at Interprovincial Music Camp and has enjoys working with all the campers and the incredible faculty!
A graduate of McGill University Jules completed his Master’s degree at the University of Toronto.