The Jivewires is my main project and as leader I’ve produced 5 albums of original songs since the bands inception. This seven piece horn driven band is based in Ottawa performs original music in the “jump jive” or “jump blues” style and has toured in Europe and the Northeastern US.
Inspired by Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, Winnonie Harris, Duke Ellington, the bands’ original music blends the social satire of post war black popular music with jazz improvistation in the rhytmn & blues musical format.
Formed in 1989, the band has recorded 5 albums and toured Canada, the US and the UK.
1989 No Vacancy
1991 Aw Shaddup!
2003 Laughin’ In The Poorhouse
2011 Jivewires Do Jordan