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COLE SCHMIDT


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 (Musqueam) Nations.
    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 Echo Painting.
    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.

   Recently, Cole released SICK BOSS’ second album “BUSINESSLESS” (November 2023), and I THINK I SAW YOU SEE ME’s debut album (July 2023).




 

    Videos:

SUPERIMPOSER 2
Isolation Commissions #20
Sick Boss Mondays


    Selected Discography

As composer:

SICK BOSS

I THINK I SAW YOU SEE ME

Pugs & Crows
As performer, with other projects:

Marin Patenaude
Peggy Lee’s Echo Painting
Karen Foster
Cortez The Killer
Copilots
Debra-Jean and the Means


    Press quotes:

“Sick Boss represents the current wave of North American avant-rock. Influenced by decades-ago innovators from across the pond (i.e., Henry Cow), this outfit still manages to sound uniquely strange and compelling.” - Avant Music News
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“SICK BOSS consistently delves deep beyond musical boundaries, blurring borders between genres, and scenes.” - Discorder
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"Rejuvenating, visceral and absolutely stunning." - CBC / Pugs & Crows
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"The album is a bold work that melds jazz, post-rock, folk and pure ad lib spontaneity." - Ride The Tempo / SICK BOSS

    Curation work:

Barking Sphinx

Coastal Jazz
Sawdust Collector


    Contact:

actartmgt@gmail.com


    Photo credit:

Myriam Casper
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