Jamie's Early Years

Jamie grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and went to Magee high school, where he was an active vocalist, trumpet and tuba player. He won a Bell Canada scholarship and entered the music program at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where he completed a Bachelor of Music in classical performance. 

After graduating from UBC, Jamie lived briefly in Paris and New York before returning to Vancouver to play and record with groups such as the Powder Blues, The Paperboys, Green Room, the Springer Ducommun Group, Mimosa, Crash, the Big Band Trio, Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians, and others. During this time he also performed at the Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, Sacramento, and Las Vegas Jazz Festivals and was featured in a CBC television documentary on the group Mimosa. His music has appeared in several other films.


with Mimosa, Canada Day, 2003