Michael Boyce is a published author of fiction, artist reviews and criticism.
Michael Boyce, born in Ottawa, has lived from coast to coast, and lives
now in Vancouver,
still dreams of Montreal. He has 3 multi-disciplinary degrees, including a
PhD focusing on
social production of culture, and has worked with some of the greatest
intellectuals of the
Century, but he is not an academic. He is an artist who has produced
work as a musician,
videographer, editor and writer for media and new-media projects. He is
a writer of essays,
reviews and criticism, and has published novels and short stories. He
has worked in
publishing for print and online journals as a contributing & managing
editor. He is Irish
Catholic/Scottish Presbyterian by lineage and Pagan/Taoist by nature.
Buy his books
& Anderson from Pedlar Press.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because... it makes my head go up into the clear blue sky
I was first exposed to jazz... as a child thanks to my mom and dad, who used to dance to
oscar peterson's live orchestra in montreal
I met [Dana Reason]... at a radio station we both did shows on - she is one of the greatest
unsung (or not sung enough, anyway) pianists i've ever heard - like a combination cecil
taylor, teddy wilson, la mont young, john cage and bach al la glen gould
The best show I ever attended was... toss up between ornette coleman toronto 1982, cecil
tayor toronto 1977 and john zorn masada montreal 1997
The first jazz record I bought was...oscar peterson the trio (pass, pederson live)
My advice to new listeners... you don't need advice, you just need to listen
Or whatever else you have in mind.