|Drumming with the Tom McMahon Trio during the Ottawa Jazz Festival, July, 05.||Same event.||And again. More JazzFest photos can be found at photographer Brett Delmage's site.||Playing a bass saxophone while riding your road bike. Why not?|
|The Hawk, Ronnie Hawkins. The TF band opened for him when he played at the Carleton Place Festival in Aug. '04, and I snapped a few photos. You can see one of him and Trevor at my Special Moments page.||Jammin' w/Cam, Trevor, Popo, Steve, and Nigel at a benefit for our musical colleague Larry "The Bird" Mootham, who passed away suddenly in Oct. 2000.||Me, burpin' on the bari sax with Mumbo Jumbo Voodoo Combo at Rideau Hall, Ottawa JazzFest '95. After not playing this instrument since high school, I got back into it from '94 to '97.||A very big saxophone! This is not a PhotoShop trick, but an actual contrabass sax, made in the 1920s. Some of these old beasts still exist, and you can order a new one for a mere $40,000 or so...|
|"Just Voices", a local activist choir led by Greg Furlong, posing after our show at the Ottawa Folk Festival - Aug. 2004.||A few choir members after taking part in an anti-war demonstration on Parliament Hill - Oct. 2004. (More photos at the choir's website.)|
The big blue surdo.
|My parade snare drum (on top of the blue surdo). |
This was made from an ugly old 14x10 tom tom. I simply added snares, a pair of turnbuckles (as tensioners), cut a snare bed, and covered the paint with some colourful Samba-inspired fabric. This drum cost me about $30.00 to build.