- Created on Saturday, 04 April 2009 03:48
- Last Updated on Friday, 29 March 2013 21:37
- Written by Karin Carlson
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Hello, and welcome to my website!
I am a computer professional and professional musician.
It's probably pretty unusual for a professional with two seemly disparate specialties to combine them on one website, but there is a surprising amount of overlap between my two "lives." I also believe that you bring your whole self to a project, and skills learned in one area are often transferable to the other. I've designed websites for musicians (and the Musicians' Union), and the bands that I play in are sprinkled liberally with computer people.
2009-2010 saw an increase in the bands in which I play trombone, and sometimes sing, as a regular member and some just part-time, including the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, the Executive Big Band, Murray Riddell's Big Band, Papa Mambo, 252 Legion Band, Winnipeg Pops Orchestra, West Side Stage Band, Executive Dance Band, Million Civilians world beat band, Bella Vista Social Club, Cool Runnings Reggae band, Winnipeg Winds Concert Band, The Northstar Duo, and several others. I also got the opportunity this past year to play in the pit orchestra for the Gilbert and Sullivan Society's production of "Patience," and record a song with Les Surveillantes (French folk/pop group here in Winnipeg) for their upcoming album.
I play piano and sing at my church quite regularly, and try and get down to sit in with other groups whenever I can. Check out my Gig Calendar for more information.
Thanks for visiting!