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I am a composer/guitarist from Ottawa, Canada. I write mostly instrumental, guitar-based music encompassing Latin, Caribbean and smooth jazz flavours. My music has received considerable airplay on CBC across Canada, Stingray Radio's Smooth Jazz channel (formerly Galaxie), Rythme FM 97.1, Jazz.FM91, The Jewel, and many other radio stations in Ontario.


My instrumental releases and reviews are available via the artwork icons below. Older releases can be found through the "Music" drop down menu above. Thank you for visiting and listening.

A special thanks to those who have purchased my music!



NEW "TROPICAL" ALBUM in the making...

Raphael Weinroth-Browne adding some much needed cello!



Great drum work from Kobo Town's Rob
Milicevic on two more tunes!



Norm Glaude on acoustic bass...



Terry, René and Dean--with "Island shirt" madness



Dean Watson of Gallery Studios taming the waves.



René adding timbale action to my cha-cha-cha.

 

 

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January 13, 2017

We had a great session today featuring a talented, young cellist named Raphael Weinroth-Browne. He played beautifully on a piece from my project that’s meant to convey a walk through the jungle. With January’s bitter weather, a jungle sounds pretty good right now!



2017




December
22, 2016


Today we had the final session of 2016 with local piano player and trombone man, Mark Ferguson. He added some great playing to five tunes on my project. What a talented and nice person to work with!



December 15, 2016

Rob Milicevic, the drummer for the cool band, Kobo Town, came in last night for our quickest session so far. He did an excellent job on two pieces; one calypso and one reggae-ish tune.


December 10,
2016


Norm Glaude laid down some beautiful acoustic and electric bass parts on two bossas from my new project.



December 3, 2016

We have completed the percussion parts for eight pieces. René F. played a nice variety of instruments; udu, timbales, caxixi, guiro, claves, cha-cha bell, maracas, woodblocks and even a pair of sandpaper blocks that my wife reminded me we owned. I can’t believe that I wrote so many percussion parts!



November 19,
2016


Today marks the start of tracking for my new, full-length “Tropical” album, just ahead of our first major snowstorm. We’re recording at Gallery Studios here in Ottawa with Dean Watson. For our first session, “Congaman” René Fortier laid down some great conga and bongo parts. We’re hoping to have our following percussion session late next week. A great start!




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