Music in Calgary
JazzYYC - A grass roots organization (of which I'm a member) working to bring awareness to Jazz in Calgary as well as building performance and education opportunities. My go-to for "what's playing?" around town.
Jazz Advice- Inspiration for Improvisers - This is THE blog I check out for everything jazz related. An incredible resource!
Clarineat- Reviews, Interviews, Givaways - This is Calgary clarinetist Sean Perrin's project. If you want to get nerdy about clarinets... Link to his podcast below which I quite enjoy.
Ralph Bowen is a world class saxophonist and was my mentor at Rutgers.
Jim Brenan is an excellent saxophonist and educator. This is his blog.
Remi Bolduc is a force of nature. His transcription skills are legendary.
Four on the Floor is an epic drumming blog run by Jon McCaslin.
Chronograph Records - Great independant Calgary based lable run by Kodi Hutchinson.
Death Defying Records - Alberta Jazz record label "Jazz for the initiated"
Deanne Matley - Awesome singer I work with frequently.
Keith O'Rourke is an excellent saxophonist and woodwind specialist.
Song Exploder - This is not Jazz, but Hrishikesh Hirway does an excellent job of breaking down modern (mostly electronic) music into its different layers. An interesting listen for aspiring composers.
Meet The Composer - As in still living "classical" composers. Don't be deterred. An incredibly engaging podcast!
Clarineat - Calgary Clarinetist Sean Perrin's interviews with interesting persons in the industry. Some neat stuff here including free giveaways!