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Thank-you for visiting! Lots of new and familiar projects are in the works for 2024. The Jesse Greene Band, with Jeff Asselin on drums, had a blast playing at the Ottawa Bluesfest last summer and will be performing at the Atomic Rooster for a Bluesfest after-party this year on July 13. We'll also be playing the venue March 30, and a new album release is planned with the trio this year. Festival dates for the summer will be announced soon. 

Little Bones had a great show to kick off the month of March at the amazing Overflow Brewery (my favourite Ottawa live music venue these days, and I'll be back there March 22 playing with The Uninvited Guests). Bones played a Fully Completely 20th Anniversary show in late 2022 and replicated the album front to back, and we'll be doing a 35 year anniversary show for the Up to Here album later this year. Check littlebones.ca for more show dates, pics, videos and updates. 

I have two releases out now playing bass with Canadian country artists Rick and Val, featuring Canadian country music legends Al Bragg on pedal Steel, Steve Piticco on guitar, and Louis Schryer on fiddle. 

I was elated to play with one of my all-time favourtie songwriters and musicians again in 2023; Tyler Kealey has been writing, recording and performing some of my favourite music for years now, and I couldn't be happier to be playing with him again. Our next show is at the NAC Fourth Stage on April 9th. 

Looking back to a few other projects, I had the pleasure of playing bass on the 2018 jazz fusion recording Eagles/Schroeder featuring Boston area drummer Lee Fish. As well, I played bass on the Latin jazz release "Shades of Brazil" by L.A. based Grammy nominated vocalist Jelsa Paleo. In December 2015, The Beeched Wailers released their debut CD "The Johnson Lake Sessions."  The album received air play across the country and made the top 10 in jazz in Canada. 

In the last few years I have had the pleasure of spending time in New Orleans and in Nashville performing at various venues. I was also able to spend time listening, studying and furthering my research into the roots of jazz, blues and country music. I am currently a Professor of Music at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. At Carleton I teach jazz, blues and classical music history courses, as well as theory and bass performance classes. My current schedule includes a course on Baroque music, so I've been brushing up on my electrified versions of the Bach Cello Suites! I continue to work diligently to further develop my own voice in composition and improvisation. 

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