He is trombonist and composer based in Edmonton who
studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music and the University of
He is an active member of the Edmonton music community
where he performs as a chamber musician, improviser and soloist and has
founded several ensembles such as the Pergolesi Brass, the Ritchie Trombone
Choir and Triceratops and was one of the duo who worked as MULE which
improvised and composed a score for the 1929 silent movie The Golem. This score was given its premiere
in 2004 at Edmonton’s Metro Theatre.
He has also performed several other premieres either as a soloist
and/or ensemble member.
He has played with countless other ensembles and
orchestras during his career including the Tommy Banks Orchestra, Calgary
Philharmonic Orchestra, Citadel Orchestra, Edmonton Metropolitan Brass,
Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Wind Ensemble, the NowAge Orchestra,
the River City Big Band, the Royal Regiment of Canada Band, the Red Deer
Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
He is a collector of works by composers from Edmonton
that use resources for the solo bass trombone that are electronically
enhanced. He is also a member
of Tonus Vivus - Society For New Music (previously known as the Edmonton
Composers’ Concert Society), the Music Director for the Ritchie Trombone
Choir and heads the Edmonton Trombone Studio.
No stranger to the studio he has appeared on many CBC
recordings as well as Snake Fence Country by the Edmonton Wind
Ensemble, Book of Hate by Katherine Yearwood, Bashaw: Music by
Howard Bashaw and Prairie Brass: Brass Music by Roger Deegan.
In 2009 he was a presenter at the Alberta Band
Association’s Music Conference and also in 2009 he put together the Music with the Moravians
concert series. In 2010 he was
a clinician at the Edmonton Cantando Festival.
Outside of music he is involved in the sport of karate
and is the founder and Program Director of the North Edmonton Karate School
Edmonton Wind Ensemble recordings
Snake Fence Country (Howard Cable)
CBC Records SMCD 5165
Conductor – Harry Pinchin
Liner Notes: Snake Fence Country