Gary Barclay's Audio Tape Preservation Transfer

About Gary Barclay

Since 1968 I have recorded, firsthand, approximately 240 behind-the-scenes interviews with some of the world’s great jazz and blues musicians. From 1971 to 1985, I produced and hosted The All-Night Jazz Show on CHQM and QM/FM in Vancouver, while independently producing jazz features for CBC Radio and co-producing features by remote correspondence for Radio Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I have written 45 “Q’s Reviews” on jazz topics for CHQM and 31 articles on jazz personalities for various regional publications. I have transcribed several of my interviews, with brief introductions and extensive endnotes, for a projected book with the working title Jazz Verbatim. I have produced 21 one-hour radio shows, recorded “live” on location at Vancouver nightclubs with such groups as The Bill Evans Trio, Jack DeJohnette’s Directions, The Headhunters, The Ahmad Jamal Quintet, The Gabor Szabo Quartet, Oregon, The Mose Allison Trio and The Grant Green Quintet. I have been credited for my interview contributions with Dizzy Gillespie on the 1992 National Public Radio 13-part series Dizzy’s Diamond and with Sonny Rollins on CBC Stereo’s The Arts Tonight and, in 2007, on Hot Air on CBC Radio One. I graduated with a B.A. in English Literature (Hon.) at the University of British Columbia in 2000 and with a B.A. in Religion, Literature and the Arts in May of 2004. I withdrew after completing one term of a Masters of Archival Studies at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at the University of British Columbia at the end of 2004. I co-hosted and provided interviews from my collection for The Bean, a two-hour CBC Radio One Special, broadcast nationally on Thanksgiving Day 2006.

Audio Engineering Society – Chair, Vancouver Section (2012–2014)
Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC)
Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)
Oral History Association