All instruments performed by Colin Maier – Oboe, English horn, Clarinet, Bassoon, Flute, Alto Sax, Violin, Double Bass, Mandolin, Balalaika, Banjolele, Musical Saw and Percussion
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About Colin Maier

*BIG NEWS* The 2nd solo CD “The Fabulist – Oboe and Other Thingsis here!!! Very eclectic, very original and very fun!! Spanning the globe of genres with classical, jazz, celtic rock, gospel and film. New commissions from Rebecca Pellett, Vincent Ho, Mark Camilleri, Aura Pon. With guest performances by Quartetto Gelato, The Misguided Band, Dr. Erika Reiman and the Colin Maier Orchestra. It is a lot of good clean fun!!

 Thank you to this wonderful group of fabulous executive producers!! Your support towards this project is humbling; Pat and Don Maier, Blaine Wicentovich, Karla Chambers, Richard and Elizabeth Yacyshen, Nathan Woynarski, Jospeh Banke, Peter de Sotto, Troy Davis, Tanya Sudy, Twaine Ward, Doreen Hyndman, Gary Armstrong, Greg Quinn, Brigette Campbell, Warren Brown, Lesley Duff, Victor Lough, Amy Melnychuk



July 5 – 11, 2015 @ SUNY Fredonia, NY U.S.A.

Discover the depths of your musical self and how to connect to your fellow musicians and your audience using improvisation, spontaneous group arranging, busking, and theatre workshops. Spend the week making music in new ways!
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Colin’s first CD “Advice From a Misguided Man” received glowing reviews from Fanfare!, American Record Guide and WholeNote Magazine!!! It also received cover features and interviews on publications of Fanfare and the IDRS Journal (International Double Reed Society)!

Remember to keep listening to the radio because Advice From a Misguided Man can be heard on classical radio stations on 230 radio stations in 17 different countries! For more info on this CD, click here.

Canada’s Colin Maier is a theatrical performance oboist who sees his oboe and music as part of a larger performance. He currently plays with the Canadian group “Quartetto Gelato” which tours the globe with its theatrical take on the classical genre. For more info on Quartetto Gelato click here.

Backed by a brilliantly versatile rhythm section, Colin’s solo project entitled ”Colin Maier and the Misguided Band” features fun, theatrical and original music. Completely unlike anything heard on the oboe before. For more info on The Misguided Band click here.