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October 11, 2008

Edmonton’s Jan Randall Releases CD

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Jan Randall

Jan Randall
CD Release Good Fair World
Saturday, October 11

Haven Social Club, Edmonton

Solo CD Features 11 Original Blues, Folk & Jazz Songs

Philadelphia born, Edmonton based pianist and singer Jan Randall celebrates the release of his new CD Good Fair World tonight at the Haven Social club in Edmonton. Joining Randall for the event is guitarist Jamie Philp, along with opening act Neil MacDonald.

Good Fair World, which features Randall in a solo format, is the culmination of more than 3 decades of songwriting and music composition. The album is comprised of 11 original tunes that blend of blues, folk & jazz that are quickly gaining international acclaim.

A master musician, composer, music director and performer, Jan Randall has built a long and illustrious career in music. As a performer, his work is familiar to audiences across Canada, appearing at venues such as the Hovel folk club in Edmonton, Montreal’s Yellow Door, the Regina Folk Festival, the Edmonton Singer/Songwriter Festival, the Sasquatch Folk Festival, the Works Festival, the Blue Chair and the Edmonton Folk Club.

Included in his many credits are years spent as music director of Second City, where he collaborated with numerous actors including Katherine O’Hara, Robin Duke, Ryan Stiles, Richard Kind and Mike Myers. Jan has also composed three ice ballets for the National Ice Theatre of Canada – Midsummer Night’s Ice Dream, first produced as a television special and subsequently arranged for concert as an orchestral suite.

To date, Jan Randall has scored over 700 television shows in Canada for the likes of the Discovery Channel, NFB, and CBC for programs including David Suzuki’s “Nature of Things.” Recognition for the quality of his original soundtracks include the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association’s (AMPIA) award for Best Music (1998) for the NFB documentary “Lost Over Burma” which was narrated by Christopher Plummer. In 2001 he was both Musical Director and Composer for the World Championships in Athletics opening and closing ceremonies which was broadcast live to over four billion people.

Jan has also worked as a sideman for many other original artists including international legends Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Sha Na Na, and Gary US Bonds as well as many original Canadian artists including Gaye DeLorme (The Rodeo Song), Lionel Rault, Rusty Reed, Dave Babcock, Jeremiah McDade, and Amos Garrett.

Jan Randall is also well-known to CKUA Radio listeners, where he hosts the Saturday and Sunday Breakfast shows.

Jan Randall
CD Release Good Fair World
Saturday, October 11, 2008
doors at 8, show at 9
The Haven Social Club
Tickets: 780-420-1757
Megatunes 10355 Whyte Avenue 780-434-6342

for more info visit http://www.myspace.com/janrandall

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