We’re not big, and we’re not in a big city. But real jazz fans seem to like it that way, because when they talk about the best celebrations of jazz in Canada, we’re usually right in the middle of the conversation.
Unlike many artists who now live and work in Prince Edward County, I didn’t move here to start a new life. I was already here. My family has lived here for generations. I live next door to my great-great-great-great-great grandfather’s original land grant. (So we’re not exactly rolling stones.)
I think the world needs more jazz. I know I can’t get enough of it, and so I guess it’s only natural that I try to convince everyone else.
Nearly fifty years ago, when I played trombone in a terrific music program at London Central Secondary School, we brass blowers were looking for role models. There were none better than the fabulous “horn” bands like Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chicago, Tower of Power and of course, the Canadian group Lighthouse. There WAS a future […]