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(Updated June 7 2024)

Thank-you for visiting! Lots of new and familiar projects are happening in 2024. The Jesse Greene Band, with Jeff Asselin on drums, had a blast playing at the Ottawa Bluesfest last summer along with the Texas Horns, and we'll be playing the Atomic Rooster for a Bluesfest after-party on July 13. A new album release is planned with the trio this year. Also in July, we'll be playing the Beyond the Ceiling Festival in Brockville, as well as Irene's in Ottawa. 

Little Bones had a great show to kick off the month of March at Overflow Brewery (my fav Ottawa music venue, and I was back there March 22 playing with The Uninvited Guests). Bones played a Fully Completely 20th Anniversary show in 2022 and replicated the album, and we'll be doing a 35 year anniversary show for the Up to Here album this September. On Canada Day, we'll be headlining a festival in Greely Ontario. I'll also be playing with a new Neil Young act that day. 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 fav songwriters and musicians again in 2023; Tyler Kealey has been recording and performing some of my favourite music for years, and I couldn't be happier to be playing with him again. Our most recent show was 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've spent time in New Orleans and Nashville performing at various venues. I was also able to spend time listening 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. I teach jazz, blues and classical music history courses, as well as theory and bass. 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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