Good Fair World
\'Grippingly memorable and astonishingly original tunes - Jan Randall\'s smooth vocals and masterful piano work are at times incredibly exciting, sometimes deeply moving, and always engaging.\'-Andy Donnelly, CKUA Radio Jan continues a spectacular and distinguished career as composer, music director, and performer. He has been a featured artist at venues like the legendary Hovel folk club in Edmonton, Montreal's Yellow Door, the Regina Folk Festival, the Edmonton Singer/Songwriter Festival, the Sasquatch Folk Festival, the Works Festival, the Blue Chair and the Edmonton Folk Club. A veteran music director of Second City, he collaborated there with many well known actors including Katherine O\'Hara, Robin Duke, Ryan Stiles, Richard Kind and Mike Myers. He has also composed three ice ballets for the National Ice Theatre of Canada-Midsummer Night's Ice Dream was produced as a television special and subsequently arranged for concert as an orchestral suite. To date, Jan Randall has scored over 700 television shows in Canada for the likes of the Discovery Channel, NFB, and CBC for programs including David Suzuki\'s \'Nature of Things.\' Recognition for the quality of his original soundtracks include the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association's award for best music in 1998 for the NFB documentary \'Lost Over Burma\' which was narrated by Christopher Plummer. In 2001 he was both Musical Director and Composer for the World Championships in Athletics opening and closing ceremonies which was broadcast live to over four billion people. Jan's education includes a music degree in composition, jazz and big band arranging at North Texas State University, and a scholarship to the Banff School of Fine Arts. Jan has also worked as a sideman for many other original artists. These include internationally known legends Bo Diddley, Otis Rush, Sha Na Na, and Gary US Bonds. He has led and fronted numerous cover and house bands, and has performed with many original Canadian artists including Gaye DeLorme (The Rodeo Song), Lionel Rault, Rusty Reed, Dave Babcock, Jeremiah McDade, and Amos Garrett. Although Jan was born in Philadelphia, he was raised in Canada and only recently discovered that he is third cousins with Arlo Guthrie. Jan currently lives in Edmonton, Alberta. He has just released a CD of original songs, \'Good Fair World\' which he will be touring to promote Fall 2008-Spring 2009.