Classical, jazz, blues, and pop music have all been part of Jan’s life since he began playing by ear at the age of three. His education includes a degree in Theory and Composition from the University of Alberta, advanced courses in theory and orchestration, and jazz studies at Grant MacEwan and North Texas State University. Mr. Randall’s classical works include A Midsummer Night’s Ice Dream (1991) which is possibly the first ballet composed for figure skaters.
CREDITS With over 800 film and television credits for CBC, NFB, the Discovery Channel and ACCESS TV, in 2001 he was Composer and Music Director for the IAFF World Championships Ceremonies that was broadcast to an estimated live audience of 4 billion people and featured original works performed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and a 1000 voice choir. He has also worked for Second City, the Banff World Television Festival, and as a regularly featured songwriter and performer on the CBC Radio comedy series, “The Irrelevant Show”.
VENUES -the Yellow Door (Montreal), Second City Theatre (Toronto and Santa Monica), Sketchfest (Seattle), the Saskatoon Folk Club, the Ironwood Grill (Calgary), the Minstrel Cafe (Kelowna), the Brown Derby (Tampa), the Regina Folk Festival, the Sasquatch Folk Festival, the Works Festival, and many Edmonton venues including the Edmonton Folk Club, the Edmonton Folk Festival, the Hovel, the Edmonton Singer/Songwriter Festival, the Blue Chair, the Citadel Theatre, the Winspeare Center, and the Haven Social Club.