The Orion Trio originates out of the Kitchener Waterloo Ontario region in southern Ontario Canada. John McLelland – composer and pianist – has perfromed with many of Canada’s jazz luminaries. He is founder of The Phoenix Jazz Group whose original music has been heard on Canada’s Premier Jazz Station – Jazz FM 91.1 in Toronto – and on the Jango Radio Network in countries around the world. Art Lang, Bassist, is comfortable in both the Jazz and Classical worlds having performed in numerous ensembles that function in both Jazz and Classical genres. Mary Catherine Pazzanno is a vocalist who is comfortable performing in settings ranging from a Jazz Trio to being a soloist in a large choir with symphonic accompaniment.