1. Tell us a little about what made you go into jazz music - was there a pivotal memory for you? I remember being in Grade 10 and being in the band room at lunch playing what little piano, which was a song I had lifted from Super Smash Bros. I'm a big nerd, and am also not classically trained at all. The band teacher heard me and asked if I wanted to play in Jazz 3, which is the lowest level of the three Big Bands the school had. I said "Yeah!" and got introduced to jazz that
1. Tell me more about this new album! What're the tunes? What're the themes? What style is it? Who's on it? The DETAILS!! Any originals?
The new album is all original music! That’s right, I wrote and arranged everything! The style ranges from early jazz tunes that are Super swingin and highly danceable and travels through some hard and post bop “moods”. It’s a bit eclectic but is unified by my quirky writing style and of course, the magnificent musicians who play on the rec