Jack Kelly has been an active recording engineer, musician, composer, and sound designer since 2008. He began his career as the guitarist / bassist and founding member of the progressive instrumental rock band Sweet Mother Logic. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Electroacoustic composition at Concordia University, where he graduated with distinction. He has earned a Master's degree in sound recording at McGill University under esteemed professors Richard King, George Massenburg, Martha DeFrancisco, Wieslaw Woszczyk, Carl Talbot and Steven Epstein. During his time at McGill, he has distinguished himself with numerous awards and scholarships. In addition to his recording career, he is currently pursing research in 3D audio as a PhD candidate at McGill University.
Jack produces music in all genres. His work has been released on major labels such as Analekta, Pentatone, Decca, and Atma Records. He has worked with notable artists such as Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà, violinist James Ehnes, The New Orford String Quartet, pianist Charles-Richard Hamelin, Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, cellist Matt Haimovitz, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Collectif9, violinist Kerson Leong, pianist Phil Chiu, Pronto Musica (conducted by Maestro Alexis Hauser), Danilo Perez & the McGill Jazz Orchestra, and Kevin Dean. As an educator, he teaches an undergraduate video production course at McGill, and an electronics for audio course at Recording Arts Canada.