Blair attended Humber College (School of Creative and Performing Arts), and graduated from the University of Toronto (Jazz Performance). Has studied with Don Johnson, Steve Crowe, Chase Sanborn, John McLeod, and Kevin Turcotte.
Blair moved to Trenton in 2000 to begin teaching at Centennial Secondary School (Regional Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts). At Centennial Blair directs the Jazz Orchestra, Concert Band and Music Theatre Pit Band.
Recently Blair has been excited and inspired to be making music with Percy Alder. Adler-Yarranton is an exciting duo featuring Percy (guitar/ toolbox) and Blair (trumpet/ fx). New Music coming soon!
Here is a sample of a session recorded the amazing Dan School of Music and Drama at Queens University by Mike Cassells. It features Mike Cassells - drums, Paul Morrison - piano and Paul Clifford - bass
Blair has shared the stage with many great musicians including: Kenny Wheeler, The Temptations, Guido Basso, Tim Hagans, Fred Stride, Brian Barlow, Paul Tynan, and John Lamb. Blair has performed at many major jazz festivals including the Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival, All Canadian Jazz Festival, Prince Edward County Jazz Festival and The Thousand Islands Jazz Festival.
It was a pure pleasure working with Blair, building this pedal board for such a talented an innovative musician was a real treat. Check out his YouTube rig rundown!