Upcoming dates

I’m looking forward to a couple of upcoming shows. November 25 I will be at the Vault Cafe in Nanaimo with my trio, including Ben Dwyer and Hans Verhoeven. The Vault is a great place to play, the perfect combination of casual and concert, with good acoustics and sight-lines. Ben, Hans and I have logged a lot of hours together so it’s always fun to do a show with this group. On December 2, I am the musical director for a fundraising...

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Duo shows with Brad Turner – Nov. 3/4

Duo shows with Brad Turner – Nov. 3/4

Back when I was in Grade 12 I was invited to play in a provincial honours band directed by Phil Nimmons. Young musicians from around British Columbia got together – I think it was at Handsworth school in North Vancouver – to rehearse for a few days and then put on a concert. We were playing a lot of Phil’s music, which was written for his great professional group from Toronto and very challenging. I think we probably rose...

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Couple of shows coming up…

I am going to be playing a couple of cool shows in March. First up is a weekend at one of my favourite venues, the Yardbird Suite in Edmonton. This show features quite a lineup, put together by Rémi Bolduc. Besides Rémi and myself, Kirk MacDonald, Kelly Jefferson and PJ Perry will all be on board. Dave Laing and Fraser Hollins are keeping us in line, or trying. Here is a video from a show we did in Montreal a few years back. The Yardbird dates...

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Toronto visit…

I’ve been back on the west coast, finishing up my law degree at UVIC. Nice to be back home, and the school is great. I am making a trip to Toronto next weekend (Feb 11/12) for a couple of things. First off, I am speaking at the Toronto PAMA conference, on the topic of “Fake It Until You Can’t Make It”. You can check out the details here. That’s on the afternoon of the 11th. Then on the evening of the 12th I will be...

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Music, Music, Music

I’m back at school now, but what a great summer of music in Toronto (mostly, I did make it a little farther afield occasionally). Over the summer I played with far too many great musicians to mention but some highlights were the Dave Young Quintet, Hilario Duran at the Jazz Bistro, my Trio Mondays series at Emmet Ray, Sax Summit TNG at the Rex and wrapping up with a recording session for the wonderful Diana Panton with Don Thompson and...

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