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“Grooveyard” now available. Email me and I can sell you a copy or 10. June 29 Hilton hotel Toronto pool deck 4-7 pm  A quartet with me, Reg Schwager, Jake Wilkinson and Trevor Hogg.

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I’ve been busy practicing the bass, doing gigs and learning German. I took an intensive beginner course at the Goethe institut in Toronto in July. I spent ten days in Germany with my father in August. I’m back to a heavy practice routine . I hope to see you you at one of my gigs. […]

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If you don’t attend live jazz events you’re killing the music

Please inconvenience yourself and attend live jazz at all venues, not just your favourite ones. By all means support jazz radio,but,most importantly, support live jazz. Musicians grow by performing frequently. Please come out to gigs and meet the challenges of parking a car on an unfamiliar street, ordering a menu item that might disappoint, over […]

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Video Clip of Relaxin’ at Camarillo

Check out Ryan Oliver ripping it up on Bird’s Relaxing at Camarillo. With Amanda Tosoff and Morgan Childs. http://youtu.be/WF8wucyJJY4

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Video Clip of RWQ playing “Doxy” at the Rex on October 8, 2013

I hired some good people!   http://youtu.be/wQNgTJvENnc

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Re: “Grooveyard” and “Slow Night”

“Grooveyard” is available online from some Japanese retailers. I have copies of “Slow Night” for sale.

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Charlie Parker

I have been re-listening to my favourite Charlie Parker recordings and am reminded of how much I have been influenced by his music. The intense swing, soul, humour , rhythmic variety, and depth of his playing has affected me profoundly. He definitely had a point-of-view and could convey a wide range of human feeling and […]

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GET OFF YOUR ASS AND HEAR SOME LIVE JAZZ

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Watch Richard Whiteman Quartet LIve at The Markham Jazz Fest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a4udv9hRAI

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Exhume jazz from its grave by attending gigs or “shows”(God I hate that term).

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