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Mr. richard harding

Richard has worked as a music educator and professional saxophonist in Calgary for over 25 years. His teaching responsibilities at Western Canada High School include Sr. Jazz Band, Sr. Jazz Combo, Jr. Jazz Band and Jr. Jazz Combo. Richard is also an active woodwind clinician and guest conductor in the southern Alberta area and is currently working as a music adviser at Heritage Christian Academy.

As a professional musician Richard has performed with many outstanding local groups such as the Prime Time Big Band, Johnny Summers Jazz Band (CJO), Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), Lorna MacLachlan Quintet, Soul Providers, Penguins on Broadway, TR3, Tim Tamashiro Orchestra and his own jazz quartet. His most recent show experience includes Rhapsody In Blue, An American In Paris, Let’s Dance and Sinatra and Beyond with the CPO; The Drowsy Chaperone at Theatre Calgary and Dancers In Love with Decidedly Jazz Danceworks. Richard’s soulful playing can be found on the CD’s of the Prime Time Big Band, Lorna MacLachlan Quintet, The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, The Henry Cowell Wind Band, Tim Tamashiro, Terrain, Bluesland and Camie Leard.