Ashton Poon

Ashton began on piano and at age 12 started playing drums. At 15 he was gigging professionally. Ashton has performed with concert bands, jazz groups, funk and blues bands, pit orchestras, and even a West African drum ensemble. He has played at venues such as the Winspear, Jubilee Auditorium, Citadel, Yardbird Suite, and the Jazz Bisto in Toronto. Ashton has been recognized for his talents with numerous awards, including scholarships to attend Youth Jazz Canada’s summer workshop in Toronto for the past 3 years, and selection as a youth finalist in Roland’s V-Drums Competition for 3 consecutive years. He is currently studying music at MacEwan University. When he’s not teaching, Ashton keeps busy performing with his own groups and as a sideman. In addition to playing with peers, Ashton has also had the opportunity to work with established artists such as Jerrold Dubyk and Allan Gilliland. Ashton is excited to be joining the staff at Sherwood Park Music this year!