About Us

https://youtu.be/ShOronNgm9k Upstream in 1992: Inaugural concert

For over 25 years, the Upstream Music Association has been creating pan-genre orchestral nujazz, beyond classical, cyber world, experimental music improvisation, composition & conduction ensembles, concert series, festivals, recordings, workshops and symposia in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

You can support Upstream Music by becoming a member. Donate $10.00 and you will receive a $5.00 discount to all Upstream Music events in the 2015-16 season.

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Board of Directors - 2015/16

Richard Starr - writer

Dr. Chris Elson - Secretary - musician, professor at King's College
Dr. Marilynne Bell  - Treasurer - medical doctor

Members at Large
Tom Donovon - Director - lawyer

Wendy Lill - Director - Playwright

Nancy Morgan - Director - Arts Exceutive

Lukas Pearse  - Director - composer/musician, 


Lukas Pearse -  Artistic Director
Gay Hauser - Administrator
Lorne Armstrong  - Bookkeeper
Lyle/Tilley/Davidson - Accountant

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Musicians (past and present)

Norman Adams – Cello

Karin Aurell – Flute

Alexandra Bates – Viola

Meredith Bates – Violin

Bob Bauer – Guitar 

Howard Beye - Viola

Jerome Blais - Composition

Ruth Boggild - flute

Christoph Both – Cello

Arthur Bull - Guitar

Gina Burgess - Violin

David Burton – Drums

Rosanna Burrill - Violin

David Christensen – Clarinet 

Steven Dann – Viola (Toronto) 

Ann Denny - vocals, keyboard

Doug Cameron - drums

Paul Cram - Tenor Saxophone and Clarinet 

Patti Creighton – Flute

Tim Crofts - Piano

Tim Elison – Trumpet

Zachary Fairbrother - guitar

Adam Fine – Bass

Lori Freidman – Clarinet (Montreal) 

Mark Frewer – Violin (Toronto) 

Jamie Gatti - Electric Bass and Contrabass 

Geordie Haley - Guitar

Dawn Hatfield – Baritone Sax

Maya Homberger – Violin (Ireland) 

Francois Houle – Clarinet (Vancouver)

Margaret Isaacs - Clarinet 

Janice Jackson, Soprano 

Bruce Jacobs - Electric Bass 

Dave James – Drums

Celeste Jankowski – Violin 

Max Kasper – Contrabass

Eric Landry – Trombone

Phillippe Lauzier - Bass clarinet, Soprano saxophone

Mitch LeBlanc – Alto Sax

Suzanne Lemieux – Oboe 

Lisa Lindo - voice

Steve MacDonald – Guitar 

Danny Martin - Bass

Joe McPhee - Saxophone

Chris Mitchell - Saxophone

Kirsty Money – Violin 

Sandy Moore - Accordion, Irish Harp, Piano 

Steven Naylor - Piano, Synthesizer 

Eric Normand - Electric Bass

Daniel Oore – Tenor Sax 

Chris Palmer – Bassoon

Don Palmer - Alto and Soprano Sax, Flute 

Tena Palmer - Voice – (Iceland) 

Lee Park – Violin

Danny Parker - Double Bass

Anna Plaskett – French horn

Paul Plimley - Piano, spoken word

Lukas Pearse - Double Bass

Jeff Reilly - Bass Clarinet and Clarinet

Tom Roach – Drums

Susan Sayles – Viola

John Scott – Cello

James Southcott - Viola  

Jeff Torbert - guitar

Liam Tucker – Bass

Richard Simoneau – Trumpet 

Anne Simons – Violin 

Steve Tittle - Trumpet

Seth von Handorf – Alto Sax

Ellen Waterman - Flute

Rick Waychesko – Trumpet

Chris Wilkinson – Violin