Bluesman Denis Parker is retiring as Music Newfoundland & Labrador’s Executive Director and from the association altogether after eighteen years.
Denis Parker, Music Newfoundland and Labrador executive director, will be retiring from the association after 18 years of service on June 27. — Photo by Rhonda Hayward/The Telegram
“It’s time to resurrect my music career, which has been on the back burner for far too long,” Parker said in a news release.
President of MusicNL, Peter Daniel Newman, praised Parker for his contribution.
“The province of Newfoundland and Labrador has known no greater advocate for music than that found in Denis Parker. He has been a leader, mentor, musician and teacher to the music community and his contribution to our industry cannot be overstated. The board thanks Denis for his many years of service and wishes him the very best in his well earned retirement,” Newman said.
Parker will officially retire from the association effective June 27th but said he will still be helping artists with their careers.
“It’s been a pleasure helping and creating opportunities for our member’s and I will continue to assist developing artists,” he said. “A huge thank you goes out to past and present board members and staff that have worked alongside me over the past eighteen years”.