November 29, 2019

1. What's your favourite thing about leading a band? 

How can I pick just one thing?! Getting to work in-depth with great musicians who help me turn my vision into a reality has been wonderful. In addition to that, the support and enthusiasm that many members of the com...

November 13, 2019

Ingrid and I had the pleasure of meeting previously at Jodi Proznick's Girls Jazz Day at the VSO School of Music this past summer, and I was really digging her solos and improvisation during the faculty concert. Ingrid has this tendency to play super tasty stuff all th...

November 7, 2019

Have you ever gone to see a big band show in Vancouver and counted how many women were on the stage? I do, every time, and the most I have ever seen was six. Six women in a band of eighteen - that’s one third of the band - might seem like a low number, but if you’re a...

November 5, 2019

As the Sister Jazz Orchestra is poised to make its debut November 17th, headlining the West Coast Big Band Festival, I had the chance to catch up with some of the amazing musicians who will be making up the ensemble to talk about practice routines, gear, and why they c...

November 4, 2019

1. How did you get into music?

a. I think I was born into music. Since I was a child I just was a musician. My son is like that now. He embodies music in every way, in every interaction he has with the world.

I can’t imagine myself existing without music and I see that i...

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