Mario SilvA

Pe De Cana seven string's guitarist playing Choro and Samba. Pe De Cana has performed all over Canada in many venues and theatres and has been Artist-in-Residence three times at the Jazz Cellar.

The band has been featured in CBC radio on Canada Live and has performed live on other local radio stations in and around the lower mainland. Pe De Cana has also been in many well-known music festivals such as the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Festival Vancouver, Alberta Latin Festival and many more


"I am home for a 2 day break between tours and wanted to drop you a note. I picked up your acoustic yesterday and was once again blown away. I just can't get over how present and aggressive it is. I know have said it before but you should be very proud of that guitar and I'm honored to have it. Many thanks!!"


Marcus Takizawa

Marcus Takizawa is the assistant principal viola with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra, a core member of the Turning Point Ensemble and performs in the Onyx Trio with Joy Yeh, harp, and Mark Takeshi McGregor, flute.

He is known for his exceptional skill, artistry and unique versatility. He can be seen playing classical music engagements, contemporary music, and performing his own compositions using electronics and live instruments. Marcus holds a master degree from the the Juilliard School in New York.


Vlad Konieczny