Since then, I've attended festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Guelph, and Ottawa, as well as many concerts all over. In my non-journalistic capacity, I volunteer for the Ottawa jazz festival  (since 1989!) selling T-shirts and other souvenirs.

I like all types of instrumental jazz, from free jazz to standards to bebop, as well as many vocalists.

Occasionally I get worried that I too uncritically like the music, but then I hear an absolute clunker of a performance and am reassured of the high standard of almost all the musicians I hear – and especially our local Ottawa-Gatineau musicians!