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CBC Eyeopener Interview & Article

Such a pleasure being invited on the CBC Eyeopener this morning. Enjoyed my chat with host David Gray. So much excitement over my recent JUNO nomination for 'It's About Time'.

For the podcast of the interview and article visit:

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JUNO Nomination - 'It's About Time'

A whirlwind of a day. Just found out that my debut album 'It's About Time' has been nominated for a JUNO award in the 'Jazz Album of the Year: Solo' category. Very humbled and honoured to be mentioned with so…

Sophmore Album 'Oop!' Now Available!

Had a great weekend releasing my second CD 'Oop!' this past weekend with old friends Tommy Banks (piano) and PJ Perry (sax) in Calgary and Edmonton.

Thank you to everyone who came out to listen. Such an enjoyable weekend of…

Oop! CD Release

Very excited for the release of my new CD Oop! featuring two of my oldest friends, Tommy Banks (piano) and PJ Perry (sax). We had a great time in studio recording some of our favourite jazz standards. There is a…

Yogi Berra on Jazz

An interview with the Master of Malapropisms

Interviewer:  Can you explain Jazz?  

Yogi:  I can't, but I will. 90% of all Jazz is half improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others are playing something they…

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Thank you for the 80th Birthday Celebration

Thank you to all my friends and family who came out to celebrate my 80th Birthday at the Ironwood Sunday. A wonderful surprise that Johnny Summers and Jim Murray organized for me. Such a pleasure seeing some old friends and…

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Trumpet Tips #3: Talent isn't enough

I've known some wonderfully talented players in my days, some, who never amounted to much. Everything came so easily to them. However, they didn't spend the necessary time on their horn to become a really good strong player. Talent just…

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Trumpet Tips #2

When starting off playing music, take every opportunity that comes your way to play with different ensembles - in all genres. Sometimes we put the blinders on, or close our ears to styles of music that may not be our…