... to my site.
I'm a saxophonist, a journalist, and a jazz educator, and on this site, you’ll find information about my rather eclectic background in the music business, as well as some of my adventures in academia. I’ve also added a few music clips, some of my CDs, and a few other things…
Long time readers of this blog will perhaps remember my 2010 "Jasper Clarke" recording project. For newbies I'll do a brief recap.
Jasper Clarke was a bassist/composer from Vancouver, Canada who died of a brain tumor in 2010, at the age of 49. Jasper and I met as students in 1991 in the Jazz and Commercial Music program at Vancouver Community College and very quickly developed a close personal and professional relationship.
Born in Seattle Washington in 1953, John Doheny studied clarinet as a child, and played in youth orchestras. Switching to saxophone in his mid-teens, he began his professional career in 1972, backing strippers in cabarets in Vancouver, Canada, an experience he asserts “taught me what it means to be a professional musician. We played six sets a night, six nights a week, and I learned the techniques of pacing, stamina, and consistency, skills which have served me well throughout my subsequent career.”