Travelling these roads happily and safely has been has been possible because of the generosity and kindness of the people I’ve met along the way. I’ve been in some unusual places and situations and know that, “There but for the grace of God and the kindness of strangers, go I”.
I’ve always been amazed by the generosity of spirit that musicians from Calgary and around the world have shown to me and to others loving and wanting to learn about jazz here in Calgary and in Mongolia. Thanks to all of you. The world needs more of your spirit.
Thanks to Murray Little who put this website together for me. There’s that generous spirit again. Thanks from me and all the others you’ve done this for.
I performed with Keith Smith starting from my first gig in 2003, sometimes in the Northern Lights Quartet, but mostly as a duo, until Keith, sadly, left this realm in 2016. Keith was a wonderful friend and mentor, patiently and gently guiding my learning. Thanks, Keith. Although you're no longer with us, you've never left our hearts.
To all the members of Northern Lights, thank you. Keith Smith, John Hyde, Robin Tufts, Simon Fisk, Kai Poscente and Bruce Petherick - thank you for teaching, guiding and being a part of the adventure. I hope that there are many more chances for us to explore together.
Thanks to the wonderful vocalists who have taught me so much and shared their friendship, especially Cheryl Fisher, Dee Daniels, and Viviane Martin. You are an inspiration for what you do and how you share it. I hope you know how much joy you have created.
And always, thank you to my Mom and Dad. You couldn’t have imagined where life would take me, but you gave me everything I needed to make the journey. Thanks for all the love and lessons.