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21 January 2006



Looking forward to hearing it. Did you play an instrument yourself, nowadays?


Hey Mwanji,

I was a jazz piano major at McGill, played around Montreal a fair bit (including at the Montreal Jazz Fest in 2000) and continued to play throughout my NEC years -- my graduate recital was half quintet (with me on piano) and half big band. But after moving to New York, I realized that running a big band and breaking into the NY scene as a player were two separate full-time careers, and I had to choose one of them. I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss it, and of course I still play for my own enjoyment, but when it comes down to it, there just aren't enough hours in the day for me to do both things at a level that would be acceptable for me.

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