WORKSHOP: Trumpet Sound Effects


Studio d’Improvisation de Montréal and the Festival of New Trumpet Music Canada present a workshop based on my method book Trumpet Sound Effects. A first of its kind, Trumpet Sound Effects provides a simple and practical approach to extended techniques on the trumpet. With concise instructions, notation suggestions, etudes, and an audio companion, the book is a great resource for trumpet players and composers of all levels.

This workshop will use the book as a jumping-off point to explore achieving a balance between the development of extended techniques and their integration into a musical practice — free improvisation, jazz, contemporary classical music and beyond.

When: Sunday March 15, 2-4pm
Where: La Passe, 1214 de la Montagne
Costs: $15-20 sliding scale

Workshop attendants are welcome to bring their trumpets in anticipation of participation.
Language: English.

Send email to to register.

Trumpet Sound Effects will be available at the workshop.

Joe Morris / Mark Molnar / Craig Pedersen Winter Tour


I’m excited to announce that Joe Morris, Mark Molnar and I are touring to Guelph, Ottawa, Peterborough, Kingston and Montreal from February 25 to March 1st!

Guitar player Joe Morris is hailed as “… the most exciting and original jazz plucker to emerge in the last decade.” (JOHN CORBETT, DOWNBEAT). Joined by trumpet player Craig Pedersen and cello player Mark Molnar, the trio will tread through their collective take on tradition and innovation to places of joy, inquiry and contemplation in an effort to share the music they love.

Tour dates:

Feb 25, 8pm – Silence – Guelph, ON
Morris/Pedersen + Ken Aldcroft

Feb 26, 7:30pm – Black Squirrel, Ottawa, ON
+ Birse / Broscoe / Kavanaugh

Feb 27, 7:30pm – Tett Centre – Kingston, ON
presented by the Kingston Jazz Society and Tone-Deaf

Feb 28, 8:00pm – Curated – Peterborough, ON
+ in fallow

Mar 1, 8:00pm – La Passe – Montréal, QC
presented by La Passe