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P. J. Perry

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born on 2/12/1941 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Links www.pjperry.com (English)

P.J. Perry

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Paul John (P.J.) Perry Guloien (born 2 December 1941 in Calgary) is a jazz saxophonist from Edmonton, Alberta. He has won one Juno award as a solo artist, and one for his work with The Rob McConnell Tentet.

Perry was born to prominent western Canadian band leader Paul Perry and Margaret Yeo. Early in life they moved around Canada between Medicine Hat, Regina, Sylvan Lake and Vancouver. He learned to play the clarinet and piano before becoming a saxophonist for his father's band. Perry, known for his bebop-influenced style of play, is active across Canada as a studio musician, jazz soloist, concert performer, and recording artist with Justin Time Records.

Awards and honours

  • 1993 - Juno Award, Best Jazz Album
  • 1993-1997 - Jazz Report Magazine Critics' Choice, Best Alto Saxophone
  • 1996 - Honorary Diploma in Music, Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton
  • 2001 - Juno Award As part of the Rob McConnell Tentet, Best large jazz ensemble album
  • 2003 - The National Jazz Awards Canada, saxophonist of the year award
  • 2005 - Lifetime Achievement Award, city of Edmonton Mayor's night of the arts
  • 2007 - Honorary doctorate of law, University of Alberta

Discography

  • 1978 - Sessions
  • 1978 - At the Montreaux Jazz Festival
  • 1991 - Worth Waiting For
  • 1992 - My Ideal
  • 1999 - P.J. Perry and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
  • 2004 - Come Sunday
  • 2005 - Time Flies
  • 2006 - P.J. Perry Trio
  • 2007 - Joined at the Hip (with Campbell Ryga)
  • 2009 - Nota Bene

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