Kelby MacNayr – Drums
Drummer / composer / band-leader Kelby MacNayr performs groundbreaking original music; a beautifully crafted blend of innovation and tradition that engages and inspires audiences. A dynamic and creative musician MacNayr performs in Canada and abroad with leading musicians from New York, Seattle, Portland, Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. A faculty member of the world-renowned Jazz Port Townsend Festival under director John Clayton, staff at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, Kelby is continually reinventing himself as a performer, composer and educator. In November 2013 the Kelby MacNayr Quintet released has the much-anticipated album The Measure of Light featuring Phil Dwyer, Dan Lapp, Miles Black & Tom Wakeling.
Born and raised on Canada’s west coast, Kelby is connected to small but mighty musical community in his home-town, a great and varied musical community across the country and an ever-changing world of musicians in the Pacific Northwest, and across the US. His passion for the human-element in music-making has fostered a love of numerous world-music traditions as well as artists of all styles and mediums.