Come along with me and some of the world's most sought after musical talent on an exciting journey to record and share a new hybrid of jazz and classical. It’s entertainment of symphonic proportions!
Curious? Please consider investing in this project, and/or sharing this campaign. You may donate any amount. I'm offering these prizes for the following suggested donations:
up to $29 Digital Download or CD
$30-$49 Digital Download and Vinyl Record
$70-$99 Vinyl Record plus ticket to the 2019 launch performance . Offer expires February 15, 2019.
$100-$199 Vinyl Record plus 2 tickets to the 2019 launch performance plus autographed scores . Offer expires February 15, 2019.
$500-$649 Vinyl Record, CD, plus 2 tickets to the launch performance plus autographed scores, and one half-hour solo saxophone concert between July 15 and September 15, 2019. Offer expires April 15, 2019.
$1000+ Vinyl, digital download, CD, all other prizes, and Brunch prepared by me next time you’re in Montreal. Offer expires March 2020.
I’ll conduct What You Can’t Stopand Deerhead Hoof, both kind of epic fantasies that I created while completing a Master’s at McGill University, where I enjoyed studying with professor John Rea and conducting with Guillaume Bourgogne. Internationally celebrated guest conductor Christine Jensen will lead the ensemble while I play soprano and tenor saxophones on my composition Song Story, a rhapsody of three songs: 1. Gyre, 2. A Party, 3. Change of Scenery.
The band is all set to rehearse in the next weeks and then go into Studio Piccolo at the beginning of November. Please join my efforts to make this happen. Unstoppable will allow this long-time dream of mine to become a reality. The end result of this project will be to release a CD and Vinyl recording and launch it with a performance in 2019.
I'm following my symphonic dream and taking my "chamber symphony" to record at Piccolo Studio in Montreal. I went fishing in a pool of incredible Montreal talent and created this ensemble:
Flutes Billy Kerr, Nadia Sparrow
Clarinets Mark Simmons, Luc Jackman, Jennifer Bell
Tenor and Soprano Saxophone Joel Miller
Horn Jocelyn Veilleux
Trumpets Lex French, Bill Mahar
Trombone Dave Grott
Piano David Ryshpan
Acoustic and electric guitars Steve Raegele
Percussion Sacha Daoud, Erin Donovan, Kullak Viger Rojas
Drums Kevin Warren
Acoustic bass Fraser Hollins
Guest conductor Christine Jensen
Producer Engineer John Adams