CBC Searchlight Round II

Thanks everyone for voting for me in CBC Searchlight Round I.  Thanks to your votes, my song ‘Another Time Around’ – the title track from my upcoming album, has been voted in to the top 25 submitted songs in the region.  Now I need your votes once again to make it to the top 10.  You can vote once a day, and you can win Yamaha stuff by voting. Voting for round two closes on April 20th at 12pm PST, so please go ahead and


Thanks very much!

CBC Searchlight Uncle Sam

Vote for me in CBC’s Searchlight Contest and win Yamaha gear!

Vote and win Yamaha stuff!
CBC’s Searchlight Contest is on right now. Up for grabs is $20,000 in Yamaha equipment, and – more importantly – a spot in a high profile showcase that could help my band reach new venues and fans, as well as extra radio play during the contest.

I’ve submitted the title track from my album ‘Another Time Around‘, being released this summer. I’d really appreciate it if you would take a minute to vote and help me get my music out there.

…and I’m not the only one who could benefit by your voting. Note that signing up isn’t necessary to vote, but if you do, you can enter in Searchlight’s Yamaha Fan Giveaway. Prizes include Yamaha HPH-PRO400 Headphones, NX-P100 Bluetooth Speaker, or an RN-500 Stereo Receiver. Prizes are drawn weekly.

How to vote:
•Just click this link. There you can listen to my track, and click the blue ‘vote for this artist’ button.
•To register to win in the fan giveaway follow this link.

You can vote once a day, between Monday, March 30th and Monday, April 13th. I’d really appreciate it if you’d vote daily to help me get my music out there, and also win stuff yourself!

Thanks very much everyone! More info on the album release coming soon.


Butchart Gardens

Things are coming along, and some great shows are starting to come together for the summer.   One of those will be Butchart Gardens on August 19th.  Stay tuned for more as the summer bookings take shape, but exciting things are underway.

Victoria Jazz Festival

I’m happy to announce that my band will be performing on the main stage at the Victoria Jazz Festival on June 28th!  I’ve also been chosen to host the jam for three nights at Harbour Towers (June 22nd to 24th).  This is a very fun opportunity because musicians from all the touring bands drop in to play.  And I’ll be playing as a sideman with some other bands in the festival.  Specific dates and times will be listed on my show schedule closer to the fest.

New videos!

There’s some new videos posted from the show at Hermanns Jazz Club back in September.  I had it professionally filmed by Tim Quinlan and his team, but I wasn’t able to do anything with the footage until now because I was busy working on the album. Now there’s three songs online plus audience interviews, and I think it looks pretty good!

Check it out here

New Website!

Finally, my website no longer looks like it was made in the early days of the internet.  I hope you enjoy the new site!  It’s got some new features, including a 360° tour of my recording studio, lots of downloads for students, information on my upcoming album, and more.