Blair attended Humber College (School of Creative and Performing Arts), and graduated from the University of Toronto (Jazz Performance). He has studied with Don Johnson, Steve Crowe, Chase Sanborn, John McLeod, and Kevin Turcotte. He moved to Trenton in 2000 to begin teaching at Centennial Secondary School (Regional Centre for the Visual and Performing Arts). At Centennial, Blair directs the Jazz Orchestra, Concert Band and Music Theatre Pit Band.
Blair continues to maintain a busy performance schedule as a member of the Brian Barlow Big Band (Toronto), The Commodores’ Orchestra (Belleville), The Swingmasters (Kingston), and the Bay City Band. He has shared the stage with many great musicians including: Kenny Wheeler, The Temptations, Guido Basso, Tim Hagans, Fred Stride, Brian Barlow, Paul Tynan, and John Lamb. Blair has performed at many major jazz festivals including the Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival, Toronto Beaches Jazz Festival, All Canadian Jazz Festival, Prince Edward County Jazz Festival and The Thousand Islands Jazz Festival.