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Way North CD release Tour

Way North CD Release Tour

May 28th// the Rex Hotel Toronto
May 29th// a house concert in Kingston (contact me for details)
May 30th// Silence in Guelph

Way North is the best kind of musical collaboration – one born out of the joy of playing together. Formed by two Brooklynites, JUNO nominated saxophonist Petr Cancura (Down Home) and drummer Richie Barshay (Herbie Hancock/Chick Corea) and two Torontonians, bassist Michael Herring (Peripheral Vision) and trumpeter Rebecca Hennessy (Women’s Blues Revue bandleader/Hobson’s Choice), the band brings together four musicians who love to use jazz and improvisation as a means of exploring folk and world music. They will be performing in Southern Ontario, May 2015, to launch their new disk, Kings County. You can hear the influences of a wide range of folk genres, including the blues, old-time, Balkan, Brazilian and Calypso.

Recorded in one day at Tedesco in New Jeresy, Kings County finds Way North at its spontaneous best. A collaboration of two Toronto musicians, and two Brooklyn musicians, Way North uses improvisation to explore the influences of folk musics on modern jazz.

Way North Album is here!


Way North is a new collective band using jazz and improvisation to explore the blues and folk music. You can hear the influence of the Balkans, New Orleans, and Americana. Way North brings together two Toronto musicians (Michael Herring – bass, and Rebecca Hennessy – trumpet) with two Brooklyn musicians (Petr Cancura – saxophone, clarinet, and Richie Barshay – drums)

The official CD release is at the Rex on May 27th and 28th. In the meantime, take a listen below!

FOG at Canterbury Music

FOG band photo

FOG recently had an amazing recording session at the Canterbury Music Studio with Jeremy Darby and Producer Jean Martin. We were also fortunate to have Michael Fisher take some video footage and photos of the day. Come back soon to see and hear some of the music that we made! I can’t wait to share it with you.

Way North album!

Michael Herring and I have just finished mixing and mastering (with Jean Martin) a new recording that we made while living in Brooklyn
this past winter/spring. The album features Petr Cancura-tenor, Richie Barshay-drums, Michael Herring-bass and myself-trumpet and compositions by all four of us. It was recorded beautifully in New Jersey at Tedesco Studios. I can’t wait to share it with you!

Come back soon for more info on this!Leaf

Barnyard Drama Christmas Singalong album Vol. 9

1. Christmas Time Is Here (Vince Guaraldi/Lee Mendelson)
2. Christmasween (John Southworth )MP3
3. Garbage Paradise (Justin Haynes/Ryan Driver)
4. The Cherry Tree Carol (Child Ballad #54)
5. The Christ Child’s Lullaby (Traditional)
6. Immaculate Conception High School (Thom Gill)
7. Jingle Gentlemen (Nick Fraser) MP3
8. White Christmas (Irving Berlin)
9. Suzy Snowflake (Sid Tepper/Roy C. Bennett)
10. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree (Johnny Marks)
11. Where Do Kings Come From? (Ryan Driver/Justin Haynes)
12. This Is What I Want (Mary Margaret O’Hara) MP3
13. The Little Drummer Boy (Katherine Kennicott Davis)
Barnyard Drama
Produced by Jean Martin
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered December 5 – 17, 2012 @ The Farm
Artwork by Jean Martin
Jean Martin drums (2, 3, 6, 9, 10, 11, 13) handclaps (2, 6) voice (13) mellotron (11) Christine Duncan voice (5, 6, 9, 10) theremin (1) trombone (9, 10) tambourine/handclaps (2, 6) drum (13) Justin Haynes electric guitar (1, 3) classical guitar (1, 5, 7) Ryan Driver voice (3, 9, 10, 13) synths (4, 11) organ (11) flute (6) triangles (9, 10) harmonica (3) penny whistle (3) drum, el. bass (2) celeste (11) Thom Gill voice (2, 6) elec1tric guitar (2, 6) organ (6, 9, 10) Wurlitzer (2, 6) electric bass (2, 6) Andrew Downing acoustic bass (9, 10) cellos (11) celeste (8) John Southworth guitar (2) piano (2) voice (2, 11) Nick Fraser drums (7, 13) weird horns (7) voice (13) Felicity Williams  voice (6, 12) Alex Samaras voice (11) Michael Davidson vibraphone (1,6, 12) celeste (1) Rebecca Hennessy trumpet (12) accordion (12) Jim Lewis trumpet (1) flugelhorn (1, 7) Scott Thompson voice (1)Susanna Hood voice (1) Martin Arnold banjo (4) Janet Macpherson voice (4) Meaghan LaCroix voice (3)Yesim Tosuner clarinets (8) Larry Graves drums, voice (13) Dave Clark drum, voice (13) Jake Oelrichs drum, voice (13) Joe Sorbara drum, voice (13)