April is a busy month, with two exciting trips in the works. First off is a visit to Brooklyn, to teach at Kaoru Watanabe’s Taiko Center, April 11-12-13. I’ll be sharing a weekend intensive program with the fantastic taiko artist Tetsuro Naito. We’ll be covering several topics including rhythm theory, katsugi oke-daiko, chappa and taiko […]

2013 has been an exceptionally fruitful year for CD releases. Several of the groups I perform with regularly have new recordings out, including La Nef, Trifolia, Small World Project and Bomata. In all, I’ve added a total of 8 new CDs of pretty great Canadian music to my discography. Have a listen to some of […]

Much to report… Small World Project has been especially busy this spring, with concerts in Zacatecas (Mexico), Vancouver, Burnstown (ON), and New York city at the Uke Fest. We’ll be hitting a number of stages over the summer, including for more performances of our live soundtrack to the animated film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed. […]

Sincerely excited to announce the completion of a new promotional film for a project close to my heart: Trifolia, with pianist Marianne Trudel and bassist Etienne Lafrance. We are close to releasing our first album and the film partly documents our last day recording at the incredible-sounding Studio Pierre Marchand. The film is beautifully produced […]

Pianist Marianne Trudel, double-bassist Étienne Lafrance and multi-percussionist Patrick Graham are Trifolia, a trio thriving at the fertile intersection of jazz, classical music and global rhythms. Inspired original compositions and virtuosic improvisations are the hallmark of this new group, who have performed at the OFF Jazz Festival in Montréal, L’Aglicane in Lévis, and the Québec […]