Original Projects

As in projects that are "my bands", stuff where I'm a primary composer, improviser, or player

+ Space Elevator

Founder, composer, director, bandleader
20 person "Duke Ellington meets Meshuggah" jazz-metal big band that has sold out multiple Vancouver shows, played the main stage at Vancouver Jazz Festival to 1000 people, and released their debut album on the prestigious Redshift Records label.
“One of the most awe-inspiring demonstrations of musical prowess” - Discorder Magazine
(Facebook, Audio)

+ Big EviL

Baritone sax, composer
Instrumental 5 piece “punk jazz” group that plays crazy spastic music mixing jazz, punk, avant-garde, and a healthy dose of “skronk”.
(Facebook, Audio, Videos)

+ History Of Gunpowder

Baritone sax, effects pedals, stage antics
Take a blues band, turn it up and make it weird, led by Alex Morrison, The History recently toured through Germany and Italy for a month and is now prepping for their next album.
(Facebook, Audio, Video)

+ Key To Abyss

Bass sax, other smaller saxophones, various woodwinds
Completely improvised free-jazz quartet equally at home in a jazz club or a heavy metal bar. Often joined by some of Vancouver's top improvisers including Ron Samworth, Chad Makela, Jeff Younger.
Plus sometimes Mike brings his bass saxophone out to play with this band.
(Facebook, Audio, Video)

+ Babyface Brass

Tenor sax
Mostly-busking group that sometimes plays the rare indoor gig or headlines the odd festival stage. Often joined by our extremely talented musical friends from all across the West Coast.
(Facebook, Video)

+ Balkan Shmalkan

Soprano sax
Balkan brass band music with a party vibe. Playing a mix of traditional roma and Balkan music with some fun originals and covers thrown in, Balkan Shmalkan is a walking party anywhere they play.
(Facebook, Video)

+ Teapot In The Tuba

+ The Monthly Hiphopalype

+ KaraKata

+ Ducksback

+ The Happiest Big Band On Earth


Other Projects

As in projects that are "other people's bands", cover bands, stuff where all I do is blow into a sax or something

+ Teapot In The Tuba

Clarinet and accordion duo that performs original music as well as various covers of pop, jazz, roma, and world music.

+ Green Penny Folks

Dawn Boudreau's original compositions and arrangements presented in a folk jazz idiom (I get to be the “jazz” part of that)

+ Balkan Shmalkan

Balkan brass band that plays festivals, parties, parades, bars, pretty much wherever we can fit.

+ Jeff Gladstone

Cowboy noire music written by Jeff Gladstone performed by some of Vancouver's top musicians (and also me)

+ Spirogroove

Pop, funk, soul cover band that performs at private events, clubs, parties, it's good times music.

+ Drive Street Band

Community band that I help lead that plays pop, jazz, Dixieland, and funk music. If you ever want to come play, do it!

+ Other bands...

Wet Nightmare
Sadie Campbell
Sister Says
Bitterly Divine
There's probably more...