Tetyana Haraschuk is a 19 year old Jazz drum student at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.
Born in Kyiv, Ukraine Tetyana immigrated to Canada with her family in 2006. She started playing drums at the age of 10, and from age 14 to 18 took lessons with Quincy Davis, then the drum set professor at the University of Manitoba.
Tetyana has played in the Winnipeg Jazz Festival three times: as part of the Manitoba Honour Jazz Band, as part of an all female jazz ensemble, and with her own swing dance band. In 2015 and 2016, she was the drummer in the University of Manitoba Youth Jazz Collective led by Professor Jon Gordon. In 2016-17, Tetyana played in the South Side Big Band and in 2017-18 had the pleasure of playing with Brad Shigeta’s Swing Time Band. Tetyana also subs/gigs with The Executive Big Band, The Murray Riddell Big Band, and the East Side Jazz Band.
Tetyana continues to play in a few small jazz ensembles and is the drummer in the Ukrainian polka band Budmo. This summer, she is looking forward to composing more music and putting together her own ensemble.
Tetyana is thrilled to have received the Stanley Kay Scholarship. She would like to thank her parents, her high school band teacher/life coach/friend Mr. Dan Steinhilber, ensemble leader and wonderful human Professor Jon Gordon, and, of course, teacher, mentor and inspiration Professor Quincy Davis.