JASON VALLEAU

Bio

Jason Valleau (upright bass) is the son of a band teacher and first started his music lessons in Sexsmith Alberta at the age of three years of age strumming chords on the ukulele. At the age of 10 he began private piano lessons and in grade 5 he played clarinet in the school band and electric bass in the jazz ensemble.  Jason majored on clarinet during his first year at the University of Lethbridge and by the age of 20, he added the upright bass while completing his Bachelor of Music degree with Distinction at the University of Calgary.  Jason's interest in multiple genres enabled him to play with some of Canada’s finest musicians. In 1999 Jason started a band with his brother Sheldon called The Polyjesters, a group that has toured extensively around North America.


Jason has had a broad and rewarding spectrum of musical experience and careers including performance, band management, global touring, venue management, large music institute program management, music education and administration. 

 
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CURRENT PROJECTS

Future Goals

EDUCATION

Enrolled at UCalgary (Education Degree)

YouTube Channel

Clinician at Band Camps - clarinet, basses, guest conducting

Teacher at FAMI - basses


Education Goals:

Teach in public school system as band teacher

Develop and deliver music workshops

Train and encourage youth in music

Explore therapeutic effect of music

Background:

B.Mus with a major in Secondary Education

Extensive teaching and development experience

Family musical lineage

CREATION

YouTube Channel

Fill In Host on CKUA

Grand Stand Show

NMC Exhibit

The Polyjesters

Various studio recording projects


Creative Goals:

Produce shows, large and small

Collaborations

Study of instruments, technology and culture of music

Create, record and share content

PERFORMANCE

The Polyjesters

John Wort Hannam

Blake Reid Band

Freelance side musician

Performance Goals:

Larger venues, concerts and festivals

Collaborations

OPERATIONS

Operations for The Polyjesters

Consultant

Operations Goals:

Developing backend arts infrastructure

Arts systems management and integration

Background:

Created and managed a small music festival in Carstairs AB

(Mountain View Music Fest)

Created and managed a small bistro and live music venue

(The Cafe Radio)

Two years as Programs Manager at National Music Centre

Two years as Operations Manager for JazzYYC

 
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