People (music-related) & Bands
- Lubo Alexandrov
- This fretted and fretless guitarist and composer combines
Bulgarian, Turkish, and Gypsy influences with jazz. His website
features mp3s, event and project/band information, and photos.
- Jennifer Bell & Bill Mahar
- My teacher for many years, Jennifer Bell is a fantastic
musician, bandleader, and person. This is her and her husband
Bill Mahar's (who I also studied with via the McGill
Conservatory) website and features information and album samples
from their bands Altsys and Streetnix.
- Bass player's personal website with mp3s, booking, event, and
A former New Yorker, this guitarist features mp3s, lessons
information, and upcoming event information on his website.
- Chris Budhan
- Bass player, and entrepreneur whose website is a
resource for students of jazz music, as well as information on
his City Stages jazz festival.
- Home of the band "Byproduct", which is composed of Chet Doxas
(reeds and electronics), Jim Doxas (drums), and Zach Lober (bass)- all
Montreal-area jazz musicians. The website has mp3s, booking,
and event information.
- Isaiah Ceccarelli
- Drummer, composer, photographer, and writer whose website
includes mp3s, booking, event, and other information.
- Steve Coleman
- Tons of resources available here regarding Steve Coleman, his
music, M-Base, and music theory. Seeing as some of his
recordings can be difficult to find in stores, Mr. Coleman has
chosen to make most of them available at no charge from his website.
- Jon Day
Pianist and web designer Jon Day's very slick website contains
booking and event information as well as mp3s.
- Ben Henriques
Saxophone player's personal website with mp3s, booking, and
event, and project information.
- Marc Houde
Pianist and closet writer Marc Houde has a number of articles on
the philosophy of music at his blog.
- Saxophonist Dave Liebman's site contains a ton of
biographical/discographical/historical information as well as
educational information and several original articles written on
various musical subjects. Also available are photos, RealAudio
recordings of live performances, itinerary, and other information.
Ross is a local Montreal bass player and his website contains
booking, event, and extensive equipment information.
Some resources and mp3s of Jason Moran's music.
- Greg Osby
Tons of mp3s of live performances, charts and discussions of
original compositions, and other information relating to Greg Osby.
A very sharp-looking site for pianist, singer, and composer
Amandine Paccioni. Contains music samples, booking, event,
project and other information.
Linux- and organ- geek Martin Petersen's site has software and
other computer-related stuff as well as mp3s, upcoming gigs,
pictures of his organs, and other music-related things.
- Bryn Roberts
Mp3s, booking, and event information for pianist Bryn Roberts.
- Vanessa Rodrigues
Organist's personal website with mp3s, pictures, booking, and
- Maria Schneider
Band leader and composer Maria Schneider's website is a great
example of an artist's site built with entrepreneurship in mind. It
has a ton of resources regarding her music including recordings,
scores, play-alongs, interviews, etc.
Saxophonist, Planet Smashers cofounder, and software
developer's personal website.
On the music side of things his website has mp3s and
- Joshua Walker
Currently based in Virginia, I met and played with guitarist
Petersen's Certified Organic Jazz Quartet. His website has
pictures, mp3s, and upcoming shows.
Now that the Internet boom is over and we've all grown up, not too
many of my friends still have websites- here are a few that still
cling tightly to the good old days.
- Alvin Loh
Personal website from a friend of mine from the McGill Computer
Science, now a manager at Microsoft. Among other things,
contains a slightly dated page of restaurant reviews of
- David Stephen
My dad's website. Yes, that's right, my dad has a website.
Jazz in Montreal
- Sorties Jazz Nights
Comprehensive listing of jazz shows happening in Montreal on a
weekly basis. Updated every Thursday.
- JAZZ Montreal
- Musician bios, concert listings, clubs, venues, photo galleries,
and more with a focus on Jazz in Montreal. A very ambitious
local jazz musician/fan resource project which will hopefully succeed.
- Upstairs Jazz Club
Local jazz bar/restaurant with live music most nights of the week.
Reference & Theory
Chord changes to tons of standards. Be careful, though, as some
(many?) of the listed chord changes are incorrect and/or very
This is the website for a high-quality orchestral samples
product, but it also includes a very comprehensive reference for
the orchestral instruments from which the samples are derived
(just click on "Instruments" from the main page).
The Tonal Centre
Andy Milne's straight-forward approach to basic musical concepts
(from a jazz point of view) that stands out due to its
consideration of "contemporary"
labels: the problem with music
A very on-the-money description of how the major labels screw
over the artists.
"[...]In 37 years as a recording artist, I've created 25+ albums for
major labels, and I've never once received a royalty check that didn't
show I owed them money."
- rec.music.makers.saxophone/alt.music.saxophone FAQ
A comprehensive FAQ for all things saxophone.
The website for the IRC channel
which is a channel where users of the music notation software
idle and help each other
out with technical issues.
A jazz saxophone blog with some good content.
AI-driven animation for games and special effects. (where I
used to work)
- Initially, SJH
Design studio and showroom featuring a custom blend of
hand-crafted items, gifts and artwork. (website designed by me)