2014 – The Winter is Over!

Well it’s been a busy time again. Lots of musical direction. Gearing up for JazzFM’s Jazz Lives 2014 Concert at Koerner Hall featuring Gary Burton, Earl Klugh and Lisa Fischer. It was great fun working on Michael Buble’s new CD, To Be Loved last year as well. It is selling in the millions as we speak. Finished up on The Ron James Show. 5 great seasons for the CBC with a great group of people. Also doing my annual gig with Aretha Franklin on April 25 at Roy Thomson Hall here in Toronto. That’s always a thrill. And...

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Happy New Year..here comes 2013.

Well, the studio is done and up and running. I’ll be posting pics very shortly on the site. The newest addition is my keyboard room. A dream home for my vintage stuff. In the room are: Schimmel 7′ Grand Piano, 1969 Hammond B3 Organ w/122 Leslie, Fender Rhodes Stage Model, Hohner Clavinet D6, and my newly restored MiniMoog from the mid 70s! All are working perfectly, and i’m just looking for a good Wurlitzer electric piano to finish it off. Right downtown at Spadina and Richmond. Just finished working on the new Michael Buble...

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The Hot Hot Summer

Sorry it’s been a while since i’ve checked in. Lots of changes. We moved back to Toronto after living in the country for 9 years. It’s great to be back! The new studio at Richmond and Spadina is almost done. I’ve partnered with well known engineer/producer Jeff Wolpert to build this studio in the heart of Downtown Toronto. Lots of exciting things happening: just started work on the new Michael Buble CD in Vancouver. The last Buble CD i worked on, Crazy Love, sold 7 million copies! And they say there’s no record...

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The new CD is out!!!

The new CD is out!!!

Well, it’s finally here! Welcome To The Boogaloo Lounge is out. It’ll be available on iTunes by next week, probably byJuly 27th. You’ll be able to order a CD here on my website…or get it at any of the digital download stores….or at The Orbit Room when i play there. It’s a tribute to the 60s and 70s music that i love. I wrote all the tunes last summer while at the height of my midlife crisis….thank god it was good for something.  There’s a ballad that i wrote for Dione Taylor and Duane Blackburn...

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Spring Has Sprung – April 1,2011

Spring Has Sprung – April 1,2011

Well, 2011 got off to a busier start than usual. I just finished the 2011 Genie Awards for CBC…highest ratings ever.  And The Ron James Show has been renewed for Season 3. We’ll be working on that in late spring and it debuts in September. Did a couple of records for my buddy Stevie Salas, which is always fun. Also, IIFA, also known as the “Bollywood Oscars” is in Toronto on June 25th at Skydome. I”ll be working with Enter The Picture Ent. on the opening number for that 6 hour extravaganza. There’s a list...

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2010 Wrap Up

2010 Wrap Up

Well here we are at the end of another year busy year. Time to reflect. I started the year off MDing the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala. This year we inducted Rush. Alex Lifeson is a good friend of mine, and it was great to see them recognized as songwriters. People don’t realize that songwriting is the hard part, and it’s very gratifying to see your songs, your babies, celebrated. Then the guys asked me to arrange the music for the opening short film for their Time Machine Tour 2010.  That was a blast….polka and...

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