A screening of the documentary followed by a performance with Mike Murley & Mark Eisenman
Scots Canadian Jim Galloway (1936-2014) from Dalry, outside Glasgow, became Canada's ambassador of jazz. Galloway's saga is about the global transmission of African American music, America's greatest gift to the world. Galloway studied at the world famous Glasgow College of Art. He emigrated to Toronto in 1964. He was recognized internationally as a wondrous saxophonist collaborating with stalwarts like Buddy Tate and Jay McShann. Co-founder of the Toronto Jazz Festival, Galloway also made his mark as an impresario and music journalist.
Jim Galloway - A Journey in Jazz was filmed in Dalry, Glasgow, Kansas City, New York, Toronto and Vienna following the path of Galloway's extraordinary career.
Director/producer: James Cullingham
Editor: Deborah Palloway, CCE
Director of Photography & Post-Production Supervisor: Igal Hecht
Executive producers: James Cullingham, Anne Page Galloway and Mark Jones
Produced by Tamarack Productions with the creative participation of the School of Creative Arts and Animation and the School of Media Seneca College, Toronto
Produced in association with TVO
Photo Credit: Patrick LaCroix
An engaging, lyrical saxophonist, Mike Murley has emerged as one of Canada’s finest jazz talents and one of the most versatile players on the scene today. Currently active as a leader in various formations from duo to septet, Murley also maintains a busy schedule as a sideman and jazz educator (University of Toronto).
Since 1991, Murley has played on nine Juno Award winning recordings. He was also named saxophonist of the year eight times by the Jazz Report Awards/National Jazz Awards.
Murley's latest CD release, Still Rollin', is the debut recording for his septet. It features the saxophonist's compositions and arrangements performed by some of Canada's finest jazz improvisers. Other recent recordings include two in 2008 as a co-leader, DMBQ Live and Day and Night with his former teacher David Liebman. Murley's critically acclaimed 2006 recording, "The Melody Lingers On", finds the saxophonist's trio live in concert at the Glenn Gould Studio with a twelve-piece string ensemble conducted by Rick Wilkins. Also featured on the recording are Guido Basso (flugelhorn) and Tara Davidson (saxes) with string arrangements by Murley and guitarist Reg Schwager.