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."

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Doheny on CBC Radio's "Hot Air" Show This Saturday.

This coming Saturday, March 5th, I'll be appearing on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's "Hot Air" (yes, I know. Very apropos for me) radio show.

I've done the show many, many times, starting in 1999, but this will be my first appearance with new host Margaret Gallagher, and also my first 'remote.' Every other time I've appeared on the show I've done it from CBC's West Coast studios in Vancouver. I did a remote "phoner" for Mardi Gras 2006, but that was a show called "Good Morning Canada," hosted by Rick Kluft. It was the first Carnival after Katrina, a very emotional moment for the city, and a kind of weird disconnect for me. About halfway through I realized Kluft was under the impression I was in the French Quarter, surrounded by breast-baring co-eds, when in fact I was deep-ghetto in Central City, surrounded by ruined houses and a truly surpring amount of people, many of whom had driven hours or days from various places of exile to be there. I cried at one point, which was embarrassing for me, but of course "radio gold" for Kluft.

Anyway, I'm all set up here in my office, ready to go, with my headset-microphone combo that makes me look like Lily Tomlin's 'Telephone Operator' character. If you're interested in listening online, go here:CBC Radio, Hot Air Show we'll be on at 5:05 p.m. this Saturday, PST, right after the news.

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Blogger jan said ... (5:25 PM) : 

I am listening to it now, and I just wanted to say thank you for doing this, and releasing the cd of Jasper's stuff. I'm good friends with his daughter, and I spent a lot of time with the whole family over the last three of four years, and I miss him. Thanks, Hailey


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