In Conversation With Jack Malmstrom, Part II

by Wanda Waterman the Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 21 2014-05-23 “Jazz washes away the dust of every day life.” – Art Blakey Jack Malmstrom is the swing clarinetist who put together Jack’s Cats, a vintage-style jazz sextet based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that also includes keyboardist Gordon Fader, guitarist Dylan Quinn, bassist Mark Roberts, drummer Dave Skinner, and vocalist Kitty Farmer. The project, which quite successfully revives the “pre-bland” portion of the big band era in music, has also attracted the participation of some of the best jazz names in Atlantic Canada, including Holly Arsenault, Adam Fine, Mike Lee, … Continue reading In Conversation With Jack Malmstrom, Part II

In Conversation with Jack Malmstrom, Part I

by Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 20 2014-05-16 “Memory is a paradise out of which fate cannot drive us.” – Alexandre Dumas, fils Jack Malmstrom is the swing clarinetist who put together Jack’s Cats, a vintage-style jazz sextet based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, that also includes keyboardist Gordon Fader, guitarist Dylan Quinn, bassist Mark Roberts, drummer Dave Skinner, and vocalist Kitty Farmer. The project, which quite successfully revives the “pre-bland” portion of the big band era in music, has also attracted the participation of some of the best jazz names in Atlantic Canada, including Holly Arsenault, Adam … Continue reading In Conversation with Jack Malmstrom, Part I