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Jan Randall

Classical, jazz, blues, and pop music have all been part of Jan’s life since he began playing by ear at the age of three. His education includes a degree in Theory and Composition from the University of Alberta, advanced courses in theory and orchestration, and jazz studies at Grant MacEwan and North Texas State University. Mr. Randall’s classical works include A Midsummer Night’s Ice Dream (1991) which is possibly the first ballet composed for figure skaters. CREDITS With over 800 film and television credits for CBC, NFB, the Discovery Channel and ACCESS TV, in 2001 he was Composer and Music Director for the IAFF World Championships Ceremonies that was broadcast to an estimated live audience of 4 billion people and featured original works performed by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and a 1000 voice choir. He has also worked for Second City, the Banff World Television Festival, and as a regularly featured songwriter and performer on the CBC Radio comedy series, “The Irrelevant Show”. VENUES -the Yellow Door (Montreal), Second City Theatre (Toronto and Santa Monica), Sketchfest (Seattle), the Saskatoon Folk Club, the Ironwood Grill (Calgary), the Minstrel Cafe (Kelowna), the Brown Derby (Tampa), the Regina Folk Festival, the Sasquatch Folk Festival, the Works Festival, and many Edmonton venues including the Edmonton Folk Club, the Edmonton Folk Festival, the Hovel, the Edmonton Singer/Songwriter Festival, the Blue Chair, the Citadel Theatre, the Winspeare Center, and the Haven Social Club. OTHER CREDITS


BMI Canada Prize 1975 Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association- Best Music 1998 Lost Over Burma (NFB) Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association-Best Music 2001 Torngats (Discovery)


"An original...an earthy voice, a keen sense of perception and his piano work is mesmerizing" "sharp insightful lyrics and unforgettable piano melodies" "a sensory fusion that defies description" Al Beeber, Lethbridge Herald "He's a good song writer and an excellent piano player" Graham Hicks, Edmonton Sun "a world class artist" Anna Borowiecki, St Albert Gazette "amazingly versatile" Anna Michelin, Red Deer Advocate

Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


Victoria Conservatory of Music Tues and Wed. $80/hour

Clinic/Workshop Information

I do clinics on Music Composition (all styles) and Sibelius notation. I also do masterclasses on performance of my music.

Album Discography


Taj Mahal
guitar and vocals
Etta Baker
guitar, acoustic

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