Biography

Jan Mulder is a Calgary based composer. He has composed and arranged over 50 works for both small and large sized ensembles. His genres of music include Jazz, Latin, and Classical music.

Education

His list of teachers and mentors include Jan van den Eynde, Wes Foster, Gerry H├ębert, Richard Harding, Bruce Petherick, Paul Ashwell, John Korsruth, Hugh Fraser, and more recently, Phil Dwyer.

Instruments and Ensembles

Jan plays saxophones and clarinet. He is a founding member of the Jazz Winds Composers Collective (since 2003), and the Razzamajazz Big Band (since 2001). He regularly performs with both ensembles at public and private venues.

Awards & Nominations

Canada Council (individual grant), 2008
Calgary Arts award (nominated), 2015

Music facilitation

Jan has been the organizer and moderator of the Cliff Bungalow - Mission Jazz series since its inception in 2010. The monthly series offers an opportunity for Calgary based Jazz musicians to present original works and arrangements to a quiet listening audience.

Discography

BLOWOUT  Release date: Fall 2015 
SOUNDSCAPES  Release date: Fall 2015 

Full bio upon request.