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Paul Delong Drum Clinic, Monday, May 30 • 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the Capital Hotel

May 30, 2011

Monday, May 30 • 7:30pm – 9:00pm at the Capital Hotel, 208 Kenmount Road, St. John’s, NL
Free Admission. Doors open at 7:00. Limited seating.

Best known for his multi-platinum success with rock artist Kim Mitchell, Paul has forged a career which encompasses funk, fusion, jazz and latin, working with such diverse artists as Tom Scott, Domenic Troiano, David Blamires, Lawrence Gowan, Carlos Del Junco, Carol Welsman, Dave Restivo, Nick “Brownman” Ali, Colm Wilkinson, Doug Riley, Hilario Duran, David Clayton Thomas, Roger Hodgson and The Canadian Tenors to name a few.

As a… Juno award winner and respected session player Paul has performed at P.I.T. and the N.A.M.M. shows in L.A., twice at the Montreal Drumfest and at the Cape Breton Drumfest. He is one of SABIAN cymbals most popular and effective clinicians.

Always active on the studio scene, Paul has recorded numerous jingles and worked on TV shows such as Degrassi Junior High, Top Cops, Counterstrike, E.N.G. and more recently, How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? He can also be heard on the new Hockey Night In Canada theme.

Paul has taught part-time at Humber College in Toronto for the past 23 years and written several articles for Modern Drummer magazine. He also taught and performed at KOSA 2010. His new book “DeLong Way” To Polyrhythmic Creativity On The Drumset is now being distributed worldwide by Hudson Ltd. In 1994 Paul became involved in musical theatre, first subbing on shows such as Tommy, Joseph and Rent in Toronto, and then touring across Canada and the U.S. with those same productions. He was the first sub on the Toronto production of The Lion King for three and a half years and in 2004 was first chair for the musical Hairspray. Next came Hair in 2006 and Peter Pan in 2007.

Paul’s fusion band The Code has 3 CDs, the last release being “Mianca”.

Current endorsements include Yamaha drums, Sabian cymbals, Remo drumheads, LP Percussion and Vater sticks.


This Week in Short: September 8th

September 8, 2010

Kellylee Evans French Twist – 2010 Festival performer Kellylee Evans has been invited to Paris to make a CD reflecting her love of Nina Simone’s music. To read more from this Ottawa Citizen article click here. You can also view Kellylee’s latest newsletter here

More Photos from the 2010 Festival on the Wreckhouse Blog – Check out our blog to see see pictures from the festival including Elizabeth Shepherd

Free online copy of Jazz Inside Magazine – Download your FREE copy of the September issue of Jazz Inside Magazine, 80 pgs, featuring bassist Stanley Clarke.

Chris Kirby 2010 Song Quest – Chris Kirby has been selected in the 2010 Great Canadian Song Quest, Find out more here
Chris Kirby to quit his day job2010 WIJBF performer takes it full time. Find out more in the Scope. Link

Interview with former WIJBF Performer Hilario Duran – The Latin Jazz Corner website ( has published an interesting  three part interview with Hilario Duran read them at the following links, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 (part 4 new as of 7th September)

Elements of Jazz blog compiles Jazz guides and reference – The blog Elements of Jazz has compiled a great list of books on jazz and prominent musicians. Why not take a look and see what should be on your reading list. Click here

New and remastered music out this weekClick here

We want your photographs! – We would love to receive any photographs that you took during the 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival. We would love to add them to our Flickr page to show views of the festival.


JUNO Category of Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year, 2010.

March 5, 2010

The five nominees for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year are Charles Spearin for ‘The Happiness Project‘, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society for ‘Infernal Machines’, Hilario Duran for ‘Motion’, John Roney for ‘Silverbirch’ and Kirk MacDonald for ‘Songbook Vol. 1’  . Below is a brief bio of each artist and an example of their nominated album.

Charles Spearin – The Happiness Project

A member of the band Broken Social Scene, Spearin is no stranger to the JUNO Awards, previously winning two awards. This album, which is based around the spoken word recordings of his neighbors in Toronto talking about happiness. ‘The Happiness Project’s” success has come as a refreshing surprise

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society – Infernal Machines

‘Infernal Machines’ is the debut album by Darcy James Argue.  The album utilizes Argue’s 18 piece big band using traditional styles in new and innovative ways. A native of Vancouver, Argue earned his masters degree in Boston and now lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Hilario Duran – Motion

A performer at last years Wreckhouse International Jazz and Blues Festival with Luis Mario Ochoa, Hilario Duran has produced another JUNO nominated album in ‘Motion’. Cuban born Duran, now based in Toronto is a two time JUNO winner (2002 and 2006) for his albums ‘Havana Remembered’ and ‘Perspectiva Encuentro en la Habana’. He has also received a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Instrumental Solo.

John Roney – Silverbirch

A Grand Prix du Jazz nominee at the 2003 Montreal Jazz Festival and has become an integral part of the Montreal jazz scene. John has built a reputation as a talented pianist, representing Canada at the Martial Solal International Piano Competition in Paris, France. A native of Toronto, Roney has toured the world showcasing his considerable talent.

Kirk MacDonald Quartet – Songbook Vol. 1

Kirk MacDonald has numerous JUNO nominations and a JUNO award (Best Mainstream Album in 1999) as a solo artist plus several other nominations as part of other groups. The Nova Scotia native is one of Canada’s leading saxophonists and has worked with some of the finest jazz musicians around today.

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