Drawing its inspiration from the four corners of the globe, Small World Project’s music vibrates with Brazilian samba beats, Chilean folklore, flamenco, Hawaiian Island melodies, and the musical strains of Morocco, Senegal, India — with some good old American bluegrass in the mix. Primarily scored by ensemble leader Sébastien Dufour, this trio’s original music is […]

Gravity Trio is a unique group formed by three of Montreal’s most sought-after percussionists: Éric Breton, Patrick Graham, and Bertil Schulrabe. Originally brought together as the rhythm section for the critically-acclaimed instrumental project Absinthe, Éric, Patrick and Bertil have now branched-out into a new unit, composing and performing their own music. Between them, these three […]

My good friend Philip Hornsey is a fellow percussionist here in Montreal and founding member of the stellar percussion ensemble Sixtrum. He has recently started an exciting new percussion sales & rental company called Timpano Percussion, and has now moved to a brand new studio. Stop-by 2525 Rachel east in Montreal for the official launch […]

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Multi-talented percussionist, composer, artist, and all-around gentleman Jesse Stewart and I recently performed in a stunning environment of rock art created by John Felice Ceprano, at the Remic Rapids Park, Ottawa. 2011 marks the 25th year that John has been creating these amazing balanced-rock sculptures at the Rapids. His dedication and creative spirit are truly […]

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I have updated my YouTube Channel with several videos, including a vintage GaPa promotional video, performances with Hideo Arai in Japan, and some new live clips by Small World Project at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2011. The new Featured Projects playlist includes videos from a number of the groups and artists with whom I regularly […]

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In place of the cancelled NAFDA frame drum gathering that was supposed to take place in Toronto on June 19th, I organized a more intimate frame drum workshop with fellow instructor Ken Shorley. Ken is a multi-talented composer/ performer/ instructor based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and a great musician. Our workshop, covering lap-style frame drum, […]

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The month of May saw Small World Project on the road again for a great gig at the New York Uke Fest (we finally learned how to pronounce ‘u-ku-le-le’). What a city- always very exciting to perform in the Big Apple. Managed to squeeze a lovely visit with good friends Kaoru Watanabe, Mari, Miki and […]

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