“...One of the most burning piano players!"
~ Kenny Werner, jazz great
"A good messenger of the blues..."
~John Mcdonough, Downbeat
"...quite simply one of the most exceptional Jazz pianists of his generation that Canada has produced...."
~Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal
NEWS: SEPTEMBER 2019
In August, I had the opportunity to make a dream come true. I spent a full day at Canterbury Music Company making a trio recording with two of my favourite long-time musical collaborators, bassist Jim Vivian and drummer Alyssa Falk. Alyssa and I first played together over 15 years ago, and we instantly had a psychic musical connection. She lives and works as a teacher in New York State, so we don't often get the chance to play together. JIm is one of Canada's finest bassists, and we have a nearly 30-year history together that includes lengthy stints with saxophonist Mike Murley's quintet and Rob McConnell's Boss Brass. My life partner and frequent musical collaborator Fawn Fritzen (www.fawnfritzen.com), a wonderful vocalist and songwriter, also joins us as a guest on two tracks that we co-wrote. Watch for some beautiful new music coming soon from her as well!
Thanks to the generosity of Canterbury's Jeremy Darby for making this recording possible. I'm excited to share the music we made, which reflects the chemistry and common language Jim and Alyssa and I share, floating effortlessly between sparkling lyricism and driving swing.
This new music will be out next year. Stay tuned for details- there's more exciting news to come!
Oct 31-Nov 1 8:00 PM| Nov 2 2:00 PM, 8:00 PM
Fastlane to Paradise (A New Rock Musical by Doug Jamieson)
Capitol Theatre 421 Victoria St
Nelson, BC, Canada
Jazz at the Griff: David Restivo and Laura Landsberg
Charles Bailey Theatre 1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail, BC, Canada
8:00 - 10:00 PM
"Can I Be Frank?" with Melody Diachun
Vernon Jazz Club 3000 - 31st St
Vernon, BC, Canada