P. J. Perry
|P. J. Perry|
|Birth name||Paul John Guloien|
December 2, 1941 |
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Labels||Royalty, The Jazz Alliance, Unity, Justin Time|
|Associated acts||Rob McConnell|
Perry was born to saxophonist Paul Guloien, who performed under the name Paul Perry, and Margaret Yeo. Early in life they moved around Canada between Medicine Hat, Regina, Sylvan Lake and Vancouver. He learned to play the clarinet and piano before becoming a saxophonist for his father's band when he was 14. Perry has spent most of his time in Canada.
Awards and honours
- Best Jazz Album, Juno Award, 1993
- Best Alto Saxophone, Critics' Choice, Jazz Report magazine, 1993–1997
- Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, Juno Award, with Rob McConnell Tentet, 2001
- Saxophonist of the Year, National Jazz Awards Canada, 2003
- Lifetime Achievement Award, City of Edmonton, 2005
- Honorary Diploma in Music, Grant MacEwan College, Edmonton, 1996
- Honorary doctorate of law, University of Alberta, 2007
- Order of Canada with grade of member, 2016
- My Ideal (Unity, 1989)
- Worth Waiting For (Jazz Alliance, 1990 )
- With the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (Justin Time, 2000 )
- P. J. Perry Quintet (Unity/Page, 2004)
- Time Flies (Justin Time, 2005 )
- Joined at the Hip (Cellar Live, 2007)
- Nota Bene (2009)
- Old Friends (Royalty, 2014)
- Yanow, Scott. "P.J. Perry | Biography & History | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
- "Olympians, jurists, researchers among 113 new appointments to Order of Canada". CBC News. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
- "P.J. Perry | Album Discography | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 December 2016.