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Al Muirhead

Al Muirhead Al Muirhead has long been an iconic gure on the Canadian jazz scene. And the trumpeter, composer, arranger, sideman and recording artist has been making listeners take notice for longer than jazz fans might realize. Born in Regina in 1935, he was playing in the Regina Symphony and dance bands by age 12. Muirhead began to take notice of greats such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, and Louis Armstrong. While Muirhead’s playing is infused with the indelible in uence of the jazz giants, his owing, melodic sound is his own — and has become in uential in its own right. He unleashes melodies that are incredibly inventive and utterly timeless. Muirhead has worked with legends such as Diana Krall, Paul Anka, Rosemary Clooney, Frank Mills and Dizzy Gillespie.

Awards

In recent years, Al has been honoured with the American Federation of Musician’s Citation Award and the Western Canadian Music Alliance’s Heritage Award for his mentorship and industry-building. He’s also earned the Saskatchewan Jazz Festival’s Special Recognition Award, a 2016 and 2017 YYC Music Award, a 2016 JUNO nomination, a 2017 Western Canadian Music Award nomination, and has charted #1 in Canada and #3 in the US.


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Albums

Saskatchewan Suite

Chronograph Records
2021

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It's About Time

Chronograph Records
2018

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Undertones

Chronograph Records
2018

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Northern Adventures

Chronograph Records
2017

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Top!

Chronograph Records
2016

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September 1905

From: Saskatchewan Suite
By Al Muirhead

A Tune for Cal

From: Undertones
By Al Muirhead

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