Music Workshop: Focus on the Experimental
Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) Robin Ranger hails from Fort William First Nation, located along the north shore of Lake Superior. As a jazz composer, singer, songwriter, jazz guitarist and upright bassist, he has been an active recording and touring musician for over ten years.
The first album of his own instrumental compositions, The Robin Ranger Quartet – On the Shortest Day of the Year (2004), was recorded, live off the floor on December 21st, 2003 with a full jazz quartet. He was awarded a grant from the Ontario Arts Council for his second record, Robin Ranger – The View From Seventh Sky, featuring his own vocal jazz compositions.