Jarred Albright has played the violin since he was seven years old and music has been his focus ever since. He trained classically throughout his youth but quickly fell in love with the fiddle style and joined the Calgary Fiddlers Association, of which he was a member for 11 years. He devoured Celtic, folk, old-tyme, and bluegrass styles before entering post-secondary to pursue jazz performance there.
Since then he has endeavoured to teach himself to sing and play mandolin, guitar, and banjo, and spent 5 years as the Calgary Fiddlers' assistant artistic director and full time accompanist. In 2012 he and Ben Plotnick were awarded the 10k20 grant from Rawlco radio and their bluegrass duo recorded the self-titled CD Rye & Fairy Tales, to much acclaim. He has spent much of his time since then in Toronto but has returned to his home province of Alberta and currently resides in Edmonton.
Music has taken him around the world including the United States, South Korea, Scotland, England, and Ireland. These days Jarred can be found performing with many diverse local acts as a sideman and has also found new excitement in recording, producing, and videography. He happily spends his days practicing, performing, puttering about the recording studio, and sharing his love of music with his many students.
Freelance Performer. Session Player . Music Teacher . Producer . Recording Engineer . Video Editor . String Arrangements