2022 Music
Eli Bennett – LEO AWARDS Music Director
Eli Bennett

Juno Award nominated saxophonist and LEO AWARD winning film composer Eli Bennett is one of Canada’s most awarded and recognized emerging musicians. Returning for his fourth year as LEO AWARD Music Director, Bennett has performed twice at the GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles and has shared the stage with Oscar Peterson, the Neville Brothers and opened for jazz legend Herbie Hancock. He is a two-time recipient of the CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award from the National Jazz Awards and the Ottawa International Jazz Festival and was awarded the Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Award for music as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.

The composer on over thirty film productions including feature and short films, documentaries and web series, Bennett received two SOCAN Foundation Awards, and won a 2018 LEO AWARD for Best Musical Score.

Joining Eli tonight is Trilojay - known tonight as The LEO AWARDS Band...

Eli Bennett (saxophone), Jay Leonard (guitar), Jay Esplana (keys),
Jason Nickel (bass), Jon Holisko (drums)
Warren Dean Flandez - Featured Vocalist
Warren Dean Flandez

Multi-award winning, two-time JUNO nominated artist, Warren Dean Flandez describes his music simply as 'songs with purpose'. With 8 Gospel Music Awards and 2 WCMA's under his belt, this Yellowknife-born vocalist has rediscovered his gospel roots and is creating music that inspires. His album, Speak, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Inspirational Charts Top 100, and #20 on the iTunes Overall Charts Top 100. Warren is the founder of talent development company Studio Cloud 30 and Top Line Vocal Collective, a community choir dedicated to raising funds and awareness for various charities.

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