|Southern Winds Brass Quintet|
Jeff Renaud – Member Profile
comfortable hamming it up in front of an audience, Jeff was a welcome
to the quintet when he joined in 2003. Adding
a new dynamic of showmanship, he brings many ideas and talents to the
grew up in LaSalle, pursued a music degree at the University of Western
Ontario, lived in London and then Chatham then moved back to LaSalle
now resides with his wife, Patti, and his two sons, Bradley and
Nicholas. Jeff is a
Shipper at Costco Wholesale and
hopes that as his family matures he will be able to complete the two
courses needed for his B.Mus.A.
the age of six, Jeff played the orchestral bells at school, and at age
started singing solos at Christmas. He
picked up the trumpet at age eleven and put everything else on hold. In high school he was
sparked by his music
teacher who led him to learn piano through musical theories as well as
concentrated on vocals and at sixteen
landed a spot in the pit orchestra on trumpet in his first commercial
production of Man of
ain’t Baroque, don’t fix it.
Jeff’s musical resumé includes:
1985-1987 -Trumpet and keys for the Jigsaw Affair (eventually evolved into The Tea Party)
1996-1998 -Lead Trumpet in JB and the Compass Swingers. This is where he met other great local musicians including Tim Beneteau, Jeff and Margo Cole, Ethan Barbour (best stand up bass player in the area) and Ric Moor.
2003 - Joined Southern Winds as the First Trumpet player, where he has evolved into the Guitarist, Piano Player, Vocalist and Bus Driver
When asked about memorable musical experiences or incidents, Jeff responded “There are far too many campfires in Muskoka that included the guitar and copious amounts of Sambuca.”
“You may think you can B sharp or flat…but just B natural.” is one of his favourite quotes. (You knew it’d be corny) and as far as hobbies and interests go he replied “Fast cars. Fast Women” then wonders if he’s being too cliché.
Jeff’s last words here are:“Don’t believe everything you read about me on the net…unless it makes me look really, really good.”
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