When you have someone who’s had a remarkable life and career, and they’re also a fantastic storyteller and fountain of wisdom, it’s make for a fun conversation. That’s we have for you this week! Orin Isaacs is maybe best known for being the musical director of Canada’s longest running late night traditional talk/variety show, Open Mike with Mike Bullard, and since then he has become the country’s most in-demand TV composer. If you’ve watched cable TV in Canada in the last two decades, you’ve certainly heard his work on shows like Big Brother Canada, Amazing Race Canada, Canadian Idol, The Launch, The Juno Awards, and many, many more. As a bandleader and musical director, Orin has worked with such superstars as Mariah Carey, George Clinton, Tom Jones, and Anne Murray. He’s also received a Harry Jerome Award for professional excellence, an Urban Music Industry Special Achievement Award, The Reel Black Award, and others.
Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief for Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, and other magazines. He’s a fan of long conversations about music and the music industry.
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