About Us

 We are a quartet of standard jazz instrumentation with an unstandard approach to jazz.

Unstandard standards:  Trouble Clef is a jazz ensemble from Ottawa comprised of singer, Katie Hurdon, guitarist, Alex Tompkins, double bassist, Alex Mastronardi, and drummer, Matt Aston.  Together we focus on creating new and exciting arrangements of our favourite music from a wide variety of genres. We give ‘pop’ tunes a jazz treatment, and bring a creative, energetic reinterpretation to jazz standards while staying true to customary jazz dynamics, aesthetics and improvisations…