Saxophonist John Doheny was born in Seattle Washington in 1953 but has spent much of his adult life in Canada, primarily in Vancouver and Toronto. After early experiences accompanying strippers in bars and cabarets he became a professional R&B sideman in the late 1970s, touring and recording with artists both prominent and obscure. In 1991 he returned to Vancouver and began a program of intense musical study, both in academe (Vancouver Community College, the University of British Columbia) and in the more informal area of performance. He asserts that "all human intercourse is either an opportunity to learn or to teach. Everything that I know about jazz performance (to the extent that I know anything at all) I owe to those players, teachers and students who have suffered to share the bandstand and the teaching studio with me." Since 2003, Mr. Doheny has been a permanent resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, but makes every effort to spend summers in Canada because "it's too damn hot down here then."

Friday, December 19, 2008

The 12 Yats of Christmas.

I'm currently freezing my butt off in northern climes, but I'll be back home in New Orleans on December 22nd, just in time for Christmas. Here's a link to a seasonal favorite.


There's an awful lot of New Orleanians who can't get home for Christmas, and my heart goes out to them. As Benny Grunch himself is wont to say this time of year, this goes out to all displaced New Orleans people, everywhere. Merry Christmas, from ya mom 'n' nem.

Comments on "The 12 Yats of Christmas."


Blogger Tomzilla said ... (10:05 AM) : 

Hi John. I check in on your goings on now and again. Nice to see you are still out there doing your thing.

I'll drop you an email one day.

Tom Saul (VCC)


Blogger John Doheny said ... (6:39 AM) : 

Hey Tom, nice to hear from you. By incredible coincidence, I had an e-mail from Jasper Clarke just the other day.

Yeah please do drop me a line. I'd love to hear what you've been up to the last few years.



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