Thomas Steele is a Toronto-based saxophonist, composer and educator who has performed across Canada in both big bands and smaller jazz ensembles, sharing the stage with internationally acclaimed artists like Tim Hagans, Andrew Rathbun, Tara Davidson and more.

In 2019, Steele released a quintet album called The Bends. Now, his latest project 10Tet features a 10-piece jazz ensemble with some of the most engaging and lyrical musicians in Toronto.

For the New Music Spotlight, Steele joined us to talk about the new album and his compositional process.