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Cole Schmidt: composer.
guitarist. programmer. from Vancouver - unceded territory of the
Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and
Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm
Cole composes music for
multi-genre band PUGS & CROWS, improvising psychedelic chamber
jazz ensemble SICK BOSS, and post-noise soul loopers I THINK I SAW
YOU SEE ME.
As a guitarist, he performs
regularly with Marin Patenaude, Kids Tables’ 4tet, and Peggy Lee’s
Cole has been curating
DIY shows in Vancouver for over 10 years. He is part of the
multidisciplinary outfit Sawdust Collector, and works as a
programmer for the Vancouver International Jazz Festival. He is also the Artistic Director for Barking Sphinx Performing Society.
In July 2023, Cole released a debut album with his band I THINK I SAW YOU SEE ME.
As performer, with other projects:
Lee’s Echo Painting
and the Means
Press quotes:“SICK BOSS consistently delves deep beyond musical boundaries, blurring borders between genres, and scenes.” - Discorder
"Rejuvenating, visceral and absolutely stunning." - CBC / Pugs & Crows
"The album is a bold work that melds jazz, post-rock, folk and pure ad lib spontaneity." - Ride The Tempo / SICK BOSS