A musician for over 30 years and a professional guitar instructor for 20, Wayne performs and records both as leader and sideman in a variety of musical styles and ensembles. Based in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, he has music-related BA, BA Hons, and MA degrees and is an Endorsing Artist for a wide-variety if musical instrument companies, including: Eminence Legend Speakers, G&L Guitars, DiMarzio Pickups, and John Pearse Strings.
Although currently instructing a wide-range of styles, Wayne was the first (and still only) person to teach rock guitar in a Canadian University. He has been a Guitar Performance Instructor at Carleton University’s School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC: Music) since September 1992.
Wayne maintains a busy private music-teaching schedule, does independent concert promotion, and acted as Concert Manager for the Carleton University Committee on Cultural Activities (UCCA) from June 1993 until April 2002. Among the events Wayne has promoted are performances and/or clinics with The Dave Holland Quintet, The Mike Stern Band, and The Dave Weckl Band.
Current projects include The Bitches Brew Tribute Band, the jazz-rock jam band CHUNGA, and Moe Tongue (blues-rock & funk). Upcoming projects include a trio recording with bassist Mike Milligan and drummer Billy Kilson (of the Dave Holland Quintet and Big Band). His latest release is the jazz-rock CD How’s Now? on the Carleton Sound label (CSCD-1005).