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About

Trombonist & Educator

As a very active freelance trombonist in Southern Ontario, I have worked with several orchestras and theatre companies, numerous pop and rock performers, chamber groups as well as my jazz experience.   I have been on many recordings from gospel to video games to jazz combos.  I have been awarded a Canada council grant and am an active composer and arranger.

Degrees:

Jazz Performance Master of Music from McGill (Studied arranging with Joe Sullivan)

Graduate work at University of Southern California (Studied composing with Shelly Berg and trombone with Bill Watrous)

Bachelor of Music Ed from Western University

Bachelor of Education from Western University

Additional Music Qualification from OISE

Horns:

Olds Special c.1956

King 3B silversonic

Conn 88H

Awards: 

London Music Awards

     Best Jazz Group (5PGB)

     Best Tribute Act (Tim E and the Yes Men)

     Best High School Group (TVDSB Honour Jazz Band)

Presenter

OMEA - Working Together 2021

UWO MESA - Jazz Basics, Improvisation Help 2020

OMEA - Starting or Improving Your Jazz Band 2018

OMEA - Jazz in the Classroom 2016

OMEA - Instrument Repair 2010-2015

UWO MESA - Jazz in the Classroom 2016

UWO Faculty of Ed  - since 2017

Initiator (or Co-Initiator):

TVDSB Honour Jazz Band - Started in 2009

A school board wide all-star Jazz ensemble 

Jazz Night in London - Started in 2017

a concert where elementary and secondary jazz bands perform

and raise money for a scholarship that shares the same name.