Canadian Musicians Overseas

Photo of Aaron Lumley by Ron Gaskin

Aaron Lumley. (Photo by Ron Gaskin.)

Montreal-based double bassist Aaron Lumley reports, “I am spending the winter and part of the spring in Europe: Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Hamburg. I am over here to study double bass and improvisation with three distinctly individual masters of the instrument—Wilbert de Joode, John Eckhardt and John Edwards—as well as to meet and make music with other improvisers in Europe.” Aaron’s European sojourn has been made possible by the Canada Council’s Grants to Professional Musicians program, which in recent years has also allowed improvisers such as David Braid, Josh Zubot, Tony Wilson, Dylan van der Schyff, Marilyn Lerner, Rainer Wiens, Gordon Allen, Kyle Brenders, Lori Freedman, Mark Segger and Heather Segger, to compose, collaborate, research, or study in ways that aid their professional artistic development.

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