Victoria Conservatory Mother’s Day Garden Tour

For nearly 30 years, the VCM Garden Tour has been a staple for Mother’s Day weekend in May. Last year, I sang the garden main stage with my combo and this year we are bringing two community jazz combos to the stage. A ticket to the Garden Tour will buy you 8-10 beautiful Victoria Spring Gardens, carefully chosen, and one garden will contain a stage where our students, including your’s truly, will perform. It is Read More …

Spring Combo Concert On April 8, 2019/7pm

I am privileged to be part of the Chwyl School of Contemporary Music at the Victoria Conservatory. Every Tuesday, my jazz combo joins our Band Coach, bassist Joey Smith in Room 302 to play together and refine our skills. It has been among the most intense and productive learning environments I have ever experienced and I hope you will come out to the concert on April 8 (small letters on the left side of the Read More …

Sonar Moment 2013

In 2013, I created a series of interviews with CEOs in the Victoria area.  They were filmed on the stage at Alix Goolden Performance Hall at the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Victoria, British Columbia.  Eric Backman  of Smack-Dab Video shot these interviews along with sound production and editing – and I am deeply grateful to him for his great work. Below is the link to the entire series but if you want just a Read More …

No God: How do you plan an Atheist’s Funeral?

Eventually, all of us reach the front line, that point in our lives where we become the oldest, living, generation in our family.  I am not there yet.  Fergusons have long telemeres.  But my Dad’s passing was a hint at mortality and in a very few words, he gave me much to think about. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-arguments/no-god-how-to-plan-for-an-atheists-funeral/article34645153/