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Michael Boyce

Michael Boyce is a published author of fiction, artist reviews and criticism.

About Me

Michael Boyce, born in Ottawa, has lived from coast to coast, and lives now in Vancouver, but still dreams of Montreal. He has 3 multi-disciplinary degrees, including a PhD focusing on the social production of culture, and has worked with some of the greatest intellectuals of the 20 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 Monkey & 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.

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