Joe Sealy Biography For several years, Joe Sealy has enjoyed a successful career as a musician, actor, composer, music director and recording artist. He has worked in variety television and in such films as "Brown Bread Sandwiches" and "I'll Take Manhattan". Joe was featured in the Bravo television "Jazz Man" series and in Adrienne Clarkson presents, "The Spirit of Africville". He was also featured in the stage productions of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" and "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill" and won a Dora Mavor Moore award for music direction in the Toronto production of "Ain't Misbehavin'". Joe has performed with a wide variety of notable performers such as Sammy Davis Jr., and John Candy, and with jazz greats, Joe Williams and Milt Jackson. He also toured for six months with "Blood Sweat & Tears". In January and February of 1997, Joe completed a 19 concert tour including the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. of his Juno winning CD release, "Africville Suite". In the spring of 1997, Joe was featured in a 20 city national tour of Timothy Findlay's "Piano Man's Daughter" along with Veronica Tennant and Sylvia Tyson. He was also a featured guest on the "Hallelujah" television show. In 1998 the Joe Sealy quartet performed in 8 concerts in Western Canada, including live appearance on "Vicki Gabareau Show" and did a 2 week tour of Norway and Denmark including a performance at the world famous "Jazz House" in Copenhagen. In the same year he was nominated for a Gemini award for his musical score for the documentary film "The Road Taken". In the year 1999 Joe wrote and recorded a new theme and music for Television Ontario's "Imprint" book show and in the same year he and his music/business partner Paul Novotny, released their Juno nominated CD, "Blue Jade". Joe often performs in concert as a soloist, and with The "Nathaniel Dett Chorale". He has also been touring with Cindy Church and George Koller in their Hoagy Carmichael musical revue called "The Nearness Of You", and were featured performers on the televised 2002 East Coast Music Awards Show. In October of 2003, Joe and Paul released a seasonal CD called "The Man In The Red Suit" on their Triplet Records label. Most recently, Joe was the music director of the highly acclaimed "Tonya Lee Williams Gospel Jubilee" television special, a CBC radio Words & Music Special called "East Coasting", and "The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards". Joe is also the host of a weekly radio show called "Joe Sealy's Duets" on Jazz FM 91. Paul Novotny is a jazz bassist. composer and audio producer. As a bass player and music producer, Novotny releases recordings that have garnered Juno awards and nominations (Joe Sealy's "Africville Suite" Carol Welsman's "Lucky to be me" and Sealy/Novotny's Dual Vision and Blue Jade") on his co-owned jazz record label, Triplet Recordings (Triplet Recordings.com). As well, Paul can be heard in Toronto Jazz clubs with artists such as Cedar Walton, Geoff Keezer, Jo Anne Brakeen, Junior Mance, Darrell Grant, Don Thompson, Brian Browne and Joe Sealy. Novotny also plays regularly with the Dave Mc Murdo Jazz Orchestra, performing with Kenny Wheeler & Norma Winston and Phil Nimmons. Paul just performed at the 2006 International Association of Jazz Educators Convention in New York City performing "Conversations", a new commissioned work composed by Phil Nimmons. Mark Miller of the Toronto Globe and Mail mentioned Geoff Keezer and Paul Novotny's Montreal Bistro performance in 1991 as a jazz highlight of the year. Mark Miller as well mentioned Novotny's "methodically melodic solo's" in his accompaniment of veteran bop pianist Cedar Walton at the Montreal Bistro January 27, 28 and 29 2005. Comments from Irwin Block of the Montreal Gazzette in December of 2003 regarding the Sealy/Novotny recording titled "The Man in the Red Suit", "Check out this bright and hardy recording"... " This CD will help chase away those holiday blues"... "Novotny's pinpoint lyricism makes the melodies evermore expansive". As a composer and member of The Guild of Canadian Film Composers, Novotny also creates music for television, commercials and film. Conversant in traditional and contemporary musical idioms, his composing accomplishments to date include CBC, The National, CBC The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, Newsworld's News Now and Ikea's Space For Living on HGTV. Paul has also scored three feature films, Blue Monkey (Howard International), Relative Secrets (HBO) and No Angel (Independent). Commercials include work for Suzuki, Humpty Dumpty, Simmons, The Bay, Velamints, The CN Tower, Mastermind, Honda, Mazda and many more. Paul is currently in development on several new projects. Big or small, Paul approaches every task with enthusiasm and conviction. His love of family, skiing and cycling rounds out his life and brings fresh creative energy and excitement to his music.his music.