Saxophonist Perry chases trout and steelhead all across Canada’s West
For our 2016 Fishing Special issue, Outdoor Canada recruited a supergroup of acclaimed Canadian recording artists, who also happen to be hard-core anglers. And these fishin’ musicians agreed to sing about their favourite Canadian fishing holes—74 in all. For the full list, see The Fishin’ Musicians.
Widely acclaimed as one of Canada’s finest jazz saxophonists, P.J. Perry has been playing professionally since he joined his father’s dance band at age 14—and he’s been fishing since age 12. Known for his bebop-influenced style, Perry has accumulated numerous awards over his six-decade career, including a Juno in 1993 for his solo album My Ideal and another for his work with The Rob McConnell Tentet in 2001. Today, the long-time Edmonton resident still records and tours and, as you can see from his hot spots, remains passionate about beautiful fish in lovely places.