ACNW Music Selection Committee

Committee MemberBiographyTerm
Ria Renouf Ria Renouf is the managing editor of New West Anchor, a hyper-local publication that launched in May of 2022. An award-winning host and journalist, she spent time in radio and television, with bylines at Global BC/Global 980 CKNW and CityNews Vancouver. When she's not running New West Anchor, you can find her reading a book, walking around downtown New Westminster, or playing cribbage with her husband, Jon.2022
Jesse CahillJesse Cahill started playing drums at a young age and worked his first professional gigs at 16 in restaurants and clubs in his hometown of Victoria, British Columbia. In 1993 he moved to Montreal to study music at McGill University, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance (with distinction).
While Jesse’s freelance resume boasts an extensive list of Canadian and international names it is his long term musical collaborations with west coast artists that have resulted in his most notable work. He has appeared on dozens of recordings with western Canadian musicians including Jodi Proznick’s Juno nominated CDs Foundations (2007) and Sun Songs (2018), Cory Weeds’ Juno nominated Up a Step (2012), and Jerrold Dubyk’s WCMA Jazz Album of the Year The Maverick (2008). Jesse has also released three albums with his own group The Nightcrawlers and has been a regular member of rockabilly power trio Cousin Harley for nearly two decades.
Jesse is also a dedicated educator and currently enjoys a busy teaching schedule at The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music in downtown Vancouver.
Deb RobsonBiography to come2022