Canada Council Sound Recording Program axed

The Canada Council’s Specialized Sound Recording program, that has supported some of my work over the years, was unexpectedly axed this summer. Having sat on one of these juries I can attest to the high quality of creative projects that were produced through this program.

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New look for

I am very excited to present the new look for

Innumerable thanks to Yesim Tosunar at Backyard Design for her art concept and graphic design and Joe Lagan for the backend setup and programming.

Some recent & upcoming creative and fun projects:
Had a great time performing a large-scale commission of mine with the Greg Runions bigband featuring trumpet ace Tim Hagans! Concerts in Kingston, ON and Toronto, ON were well received.

Members of the band also arranged three of my newer tunes from my imminent release FoMo:
music with more of a rock slant with Russ Johnson (trumpet), Adrean Farrugia (Fender Rhodes), Mark Kelso (drums) and myself (sax).

Artwork by Mark Ollinger
Watch for this new release early this Fall!

Off to France in October to play with great French drummer Bruno Tocanne‘s larger bass-less group, with a new piece premiered for this occasion too.

Then back to work in NYC on my Violin Concert for virtuoso Montrealer Nathalie Bonin.

Another fun longterm project to watch for:
May 2011 – a commission for Australian trumpeter Peter Knight’s 5+2 Brass Ensemble with the addition of myself on sax and clarinet.

See you out there!

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