Introducing the Wolak/Donnelly Duo!

Dear friends, I’m really excited to announce the Wolak/Donnelly Duo’s tour of the Canadian Prairies.  This tour is being presented in collaboration with Prairie Debut. Feb. 16 – Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre, Spruce Grove AB Feb. 19 – Anne Portnuff Theatre, Yorkton SK Feb. 21 – St. Paul’s United Church, Kindersley SK Feb. 22 […]

Introducing Myriad3

Dear friends, Myriad3 is releasing our debut album “Tell” with Alma Records on November 12th! We’ll be celebrating with a tour of Western Canada and two performances in Toronto. Nov. 8 – Yardbird Suite, Edmonton AB Nov. 9 – University of Regina, Regina SK Nov. 10 – The Bassment, Saskatoon SK Nov. 11 – Augusta Lutheran Church, […]

Artists and Creative Residencies (Part 2)

In my previous post, I mentioned that I recently returned from a month long creative residency in Bamfield, BC.  This was the result of a collaboration between Bamfield residents Nancy Hendry and Steve Clarke, and Music By the Sea.  I then reflected on the purpose of such residencies and some of the benefits that artists […]

Artists and Creative Residencies (Part 1)

I recently returned from a month long winter residency in Bamfield, BC. This was the result of a collaboration between Bamfield residents Nancy Hendry and Steve Clarke, and Music By the Sea. In case you haven’t heard of this place, Bamfield is one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited in Canada. Developed by Chris […]

Blog Competition Update

And the winner is…. Well, there is no winner. There were no entries. A bit disappointed, yes, but on the brighter side, I’m up $200 bucks! I also learned enough to make the next competition more successful. There are many possible reasons why I didn’t get any entries: Maybe it’s too busy a time for […]

Attention: Canada’s Jazz Community: Blog Competition Reminder!

Attention Canada’s Jazz Community: The deadline for my blog competition is about three weeks away (Jan 30th). If you’re a member of the Canadian jazz community, please forward this notice to your students, friends and colleagues.  This is important for a number of reasons: For Professionals: The future of our music lies with kids and students.  This […]

Announcing a Blog Competition!

Dear readers, I’ve published an advertisement in this blog post. I wasn’t very comfortable with this, considering it’s a product I’m unfamiliar with. So to make it up to you, I’m sponsoring a blog competition! Eligibility: You must be Canadian. You must be a student enrolled in a post-secondary, undergraduate jazz program in Canada. You […]

Announcing Two New Projects

I’ve been on a blogging hiatus the last few months.  One reason is that I’ve been devoting a lot of time to developing two new projects: Wolak / Donnelly Duo Kornel Wolak is a monster clarinetist.  His specialty is classical music, though he has many traits rarely seen in classical musicians.  For one, Kornel always […]

Upcoming Performance – Toronto Jazz Festival

Dear readers, I’d like to tell you about one of my upcoming performances in the GTA. I will be performing at the TD Toronto Jazz Festival on Wednesday, June 29th @ 12:00pm.  The venue is at Metro Square, located on the south side of King Street between Simcoe and John Streets. See map: Google Maps […]

Metamorphosis CD Info

Thanks to everyone for a successful CD release! Information on the new CD can be found on my Music page. And thanks to Karen Reeves for the great photos.  Here are a few: