Born: January 18, 1956
I studied drums with Lou Donders in London, Ontario as a young child. Lou was a jazz drummer and introduced me to a world of new music such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane. At the age of 11, we went together to a drum workshop by legendary jazz drummer, Alan Dawson, at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto. In grade 10, I won a prize for snare drum performance in a marching band. Jazz became a growing hobby and over the years, I built up a huge collection of vinyl and CDs. Initially this was primarily free jazz from the 1960's but it has stretched back to post-Bird bebop and forward to the current crowd...
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