Rhythm Section

These guys keep the time and lay down the bass line!                                                            This crew is key to keeping the Big Band groove going!

Jonathan Reichert: Guitar

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Jonathan holds a B.Mus from the University of Victoria. Currently a resident of Maple Ridge, BC Jonathan is a talented professional musician who happens to love Big Band Music :). As a gifted and skilled multi-instrumentalist, Jonathan has taught and performed extensively for the past two decades. For 10 years he has been a pianist for the Royal Academy of Dance and the Cecchetti Society of Canada. He has been a drummer with the Bruce James Orchestra (now Guitarist), has participated in numerous performances and recordings for several musicals including The Wizard of Oz and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and stage performances. He is also studio musician and works as a drummer, guitarist or bassist with various local artists. Along with his passion for music and his dedication to perfection, Jonathan is also a brilliant transcriber and composer of music for media.

Glenn Lemiuex: Piano

Glenn Lemieux is a pianist, arranger and composer.  He transcribes and arranges music for Musicnotes.com, an internet publisher of digital sheet music.  He holds advanced degrees in music from the University of North Texas and the University of Iowa.  His jazz piano teachers include Sheldon Zandboer, Chris Sigerson and Miles Black.

George Goodall: Bass

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George started on bass in various rock bands playing back-road Alberta. A native Edmontonian, George’s band ‘Footlose’ recorded ‘Leaving tomorrow for Maui’ which made it to #1 in Winnipeg (and airplay across the country). After moving to the coast in ’91, George played in various blues groups before turning down his first request to join the Bruce James Orchestra. One more earnest plea from Bruce convinced George to pick up his upright and join his new Big Band. George is also a licensed Realtor and serves all areas in the lower mainland: http://georgegoodall.com/

Jason Overy: Drums

Jason holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Victoria. He has played, recorded, and toured both nationally and internationally with Uzume Taiko since 1999. Jason has been fortunate to have the opportunity to study with some of North America’s taiko and percussion masters such as Percussion Master Sal Ferreras and Drum Set Master Lou Williamson; he has also studied with Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka: Master Taiko Drummer, Kenny Endo, and Taiko Star Tiffany Tamaribuchi.  In return, he has enjoyed teaching music in workshops, private lessons and institutionally, to people of all ages locally, nationally and internationally. Jason is also an Instructor of Shotokan Karate-do and travels to Japan with his Sensei to study as often as possible. When not performing or teaching, Jason enjoys the travelling, but when at home, he most enjoys the outdoors in beautiful British Columbia with his Pug, Ella.

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