double bassist from Yorkshire, England, who took his formal studies at the
Banff Centre School of Music, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the
University of Toronto.
In 1983, he
joined the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and has served as assistant
principal bass ever since. He
appeared as a member of the Edmonton Wind Ensemble on their 1997 album, Snake Fence Country.
classical music groups with which he has performed include the Canadian
Opera Company, the Hamilton Philharmonic, New
Music in Toronto, Orchestra London Canada, the Thunder Bay Symphony, and
the Toronto Symphony.
He is also an
acclaimed jazz musician, and has become a mainstay at the Yardbird Jazz Festival. Some of the ensembles he has lent
his bass lines to include the Andrew Glover Sextet, the Bobby Cairns
Quartet, the Chandelle Rimmer Quintet, the Dianne
Donovan Quintet, the Jim Head Quartet, the P.J. Perry Quintet, the Sandro Dominelli Sextet, the
Steve Slagle Quartet, and the Strathcona String
which he appears comprise Faith in
You by Dino Dominelli, Kingley Crossing by James Clarke, and Melodia and Obsession by Kent Sangster’s
In the field
of music education, he heads the MacEwan Bass
Department, has taught at Alberta College, and has been giving private
lessons for the better part of two decades.
Edmonton Wind Ensemble recordings
Snake Fence Country (Howard Cable)
5165 (Snake Fence Country)
Conductor – Harry Pinchin
finds right chemistry with
- Liner notes: Snake Fence Country