Master Class Series at Carleton University 

I will be hosting three Master Classes at Carleton University as part of my post as Artist In Residence. The first will be this Friday Feb 12th and will focus on the art of saxophone playing. The second will be feb 26th on the Business of Music and your career path. The third will be on March 11th and will focus on Improvising.

2nd Concert of Crossroads series with Lynn Miles 

Dan Nawrocki took these fantastic photos of the second edition of the NAC Presents Crossroads series with Lynn Miles. I am learning so much through this series. I love folk music and the raw and direct art of story telling and great melody writing. I equally love the art of improvising in its pure and true, raw form. In order to maintain integrity when collaborating in a cross-genre setting the key is to rebuild from the ground up - treat each song as a melody to be built upon with the strengths and…

Metropolitan Room Presents: A night of Global Jazz: Oscar Penas Crossroads, Uri Gurvich 4tet & Petr Cancura’s Down Home  

Metropolitan Room Presents: A night of Global Jazz: Oscar Penas Crossroads, Uri Gurvich 4tet & Petr Cancura’s Down Home 

Friday, January 15th, 2016 

9:30 pm to 11:30 pm 

@Metropolitan Room 

34 West 22nd street 

New York NY 10010 

Three jazz improvisers from three different cultures and traditions decided to settle in New York, bringing their roots and flavors into their own original compositions, while making a unique contribution to the world of JAZZ. 


Oscar Peñas Crossroads 

Oscar Penas…

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Ottawa Citizen article  

Yesterday I was featured on the front page of the arts section at the Ottawa Citizen as part of the promotion for Friday's Crossroads concert. A great article by Peter Hum!


Friday show with Ian Tamblin 

This Friday is the first of the Crossroads series concerts where we feature a fantastic singer songwriter with a killin' jazz quartet. The first one with Ian Tamblin this friday is getting some great press, including from Apartment 613:

as well as The Ottawa Jazz Scene:

Friday's show at the NAC features:

Ian Tamblin - songs…Read more


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Recording Studio - Down Home

Ghost Train Orchestra solo

Down Home live at Barbes