Accomplished, professional, creative. Consistently demonstrates high level of achievement in numerous contexts. Open to change and facilitates diversity. Demonstrates success in artistic creation, performance, presentation, programming, assessment
Passion for the performing arts
I have managed a successful career as a performer in music for close to 30 years. During that time I have gained experience in virtually every aspect of music including performance, education, presentation, jazz improvisation, composition, arranging and doubling (flute/clarinet). The diversity of my experience has allowed for a creative and satisfying cross-fertilization of personal development that leaves me open to new challenges and career paths.
Recent feature performances
• 2019 - Various Redline Trio concerts with guests Brandi Disterheft, David Braid, Mike Rud, and poet/author Quincy Troupe • 2018 – Saskatoon Symphony presents “Both Sides Now’ – The music of Joni Mitchell with Sara Slean (vocals) – feature soprano saxophone soloist • 2018 – The Shuffle Demons – guest saxophonist on tour for feature performances at Panama Jazz Festival, and Havana Jazz Festival • 2017 – The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra – guest Canada 150 Suite premiere and live recording
Performing member of ensembles • 2017 – present – Redline Trio; feature performer/band leader of with weekly appearance at Betty Lou’s Cocktail Bar, Calgary • 2012 – present – Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble; founding member/performer - – Calgary’s newest contemporary big band has featured guests including NY saxophonist Ralph Bowen, Sean Jones, Brad Turner and James Zollar • 2001 – present – Outer Bridge Ensemble; founding member/performer - Featured guest artists included: James Zollar, David Braid, Oscar Noriega, Steven Bernstein, Brandi Disterheft Outer Bridge Ensemble highlights include: