Keep your ears and eyes open for Paul Tynan new recording “quARTet” on Origin records. A collaboration with six visual artists, Paul created six new musical compositions based on their work.
Exciting news: Bicoastal Collective WON the ECMA award for Jazz Album of the year. The European tour with drum wizard Greg Smith has also resulted in a live recording too – details coming soon!
Just received word that Bicoastal Collective: Chapter 5 was nominated for two East Coast Music Association Awards; Jazz Recording of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year. The awards will be presented in May 2018 at the ECMA 2018 conference in Halifax.
There has not been too much traveling this fall (Ive been really busy teaching mostly), but looks like the road will be calling again. I have some gigs coming up in Banff, and Ottawa and I’ll be heading back to Europe to make some music in Germany, The Netherlands, and Ireland this coming May. As those dates get locked down I’ll add them to my events. I’ve been also working on a new quartet project that’ll hopefully be ready for release this summer. YAY!
Bicoastal Collective: Chapter 5 is released today on OA2 records. Aaron Lington and I have put a lot into this project. I hope you get a chance to check it out! It’s a full big band album and we pulled out all the stops on it. You can check out some sound clips and order it HERE.
After an extremely successful pre-sale/crowd funding event BC5 will be launched with a fury that no other BC chapter has seen. I am proud to announce that BC5 will be released May 19. There is a fantastic press release up at Jazz Corner for you to dig into.
Happy happy joy joy!
After a super busy summer it was nice to take a bit of a break from traveling so much this fall. This summer found me in LA, Dallas, Chicago, Buffalo, Halifax, among other places. Aside from playing on the St. FX Visiting Artist Concert series (which included Lage Lund and Linda Oh this year) it was a welcomely slow fall. I’ll be back at it soon with hits in St. John’s (Newfoundland), Charlottetown (PEI), Potsdam (NY), and playing locally. Local concerts included a juicy gig with one of my favorite drummers and musicians, Matt Wilson (also part of the St. FX Visiting Artist series).
New project/releases coming soon include BiCoastal Collective: Chapter Five, Project quARTet, and new releases by Josh and Jake Hanlon and I make a guest appearance on Michelle Hanlon new singer/songwriter project. None of these have a release date yet, buy they are all in the can! Yay for music, and who knows maybe it’s time for a gig on alto. 😉