Greg Buium has spent more than two decades work­ing as a jour­nal­ist in Toron­to, Edmon­ton, and Vancouver.

His arti­cles on cul­ture have appeared in the Believ­er, the Wal­rus,, and most of Canada’s met­ro­pol­i­tan dailies, includ­ing the Globe and Mail and the Van­cou­ver Sun.

Our Frac­tured Sto­ry, his fea­ture-length doc­u­men­tary on his­to­ry, mem­o­ry, and dig­i­tal cul­ture, was pro­duced for Ideas, CBC Radio’s flag­ship pro­gram, in 2012.

A wide­ly not­ed music crit­ic, he has con­tributed to Down­Beat, the Wire, and Coda, among many oth­ers. His writ­ing on jazz and impro­vised music has been trans­lat­ed into Span­ish and Ger­man and was anthol­o­gized by McSweeney’s in Con­fi­dence, or the Appear­ance of Con­fi­dence: The Best of the Believ­er Music Inter­views (2014). He has writ­ten lin­er notes to numer­ous record­ings for inde­pen­dent labels in Cana­da, Switzer­land, and the U.K. His col­umn, Jumpin’ In, appears quar­ter­ly in Point of Depar­ture.

Born in Van­cou­ver in 1969, he is a grad­u­ate of McGill and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go, where he stud­ied history.

He is cur­rent­ly writ­ing a biog­ra­phy of Cana­di­an pianist Paul Bley.

He lives with his fam­i­ly in Vancouver.

  • Travel & Research

    83 Alden St.
    In ear­ly autumn I spent a week in the Paul Bley archive in Cher­ry Val­ley, N.Y. This mate­r­i­al is now in Ottawa, and will be added to his col­lec­tion at Canada’s nation­al library.

  • Online

    Point of Departure
    An excerpt from the Bley biog­ra­phy appears in my quar­ter­ly PoD col­umn, Jumpin’ In.