For over two decades, saxophonist and composer Jerrold Dubyk has had his feet planted firm in a polarity of worlds. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Dubyk is a consummate saxophonist with a warm, self-evident tone that is distinctly his own. In addition to performance and composition, he lives in the world of music education where is he is very respected. Always in a continuous search to find the truth in the music, a push towards the depth of the music has guided Jerrold to study with his current mentor and teacher, Branford Marsalis in Durham, North Carolina. As Branford clearly explained to Jerrold, “The pursuit for the new sound is through the old…The study of melody and tradition (both jazz AND classical) is the suitable new sound.”
In recent years, Jerrold has focused on performing outside his home city and highlights have included performing at the 2018 Havana Jazz Festival (five concerts in Cuba), Northern Ireland in 2022 for a 10 day tour with local jazz artists and the 2023 Halifax Jazz Festival. Currently, Dubyk is the Director of Music at Strathcona High School as well as serving on the faculty of Macewan University where he teaches saxophone and ensembles. He is also a proud member of Edmonton Avenue Magazine's Annual Top 40 Under 40 from for his contributions to jazz music and music education in Edmonton.
Jerrold is a Silverstein Ligature Artist.