Jazz guitarist, Polaris Music Prize juror, Former DownBeat contributor, 12x Award-winning 10x nominated short TV movie Director, Short Filmmaker, former Rhythm'a'ning jazz radio host.
Kerilie McDowall is a BC, music/arts writer. She is the owner of Canadian Online Guitar Lessons &
Services, and as a publicist is a recording musician’s self-empowerment Canadian music industry instructor and coach.
McDowall was a DownBeat, music writer contributor monthly until the 2020 pandemic. She was a jazz
bandleader, guitarist and composer in the 1990s in Vancouver. View her work in DownBeat, All
About Jazz, Canadian Musician, Inspired 55+, and other publications. Opt-in to Kerilie’s
jazz and arts e-blog, In the Zen. McDowall is a 12-time award winning TV Director/ jazz short documentary
filmmaker who judges the Polaris Music Prize and is still judging as a DownBeat Critics Poll critic. She
works with rising star and JUNO Award and Order of Canada-winning recording artists and aspiring young musicians.