Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Summer in the City – 2019 TD Toronto Jazz Festival

It’s a sure sign of summer when the TD Toronto Jazz Festival takes over the city, or at least Yorkville, running from June 21st...
Audrey Ochoa: “I Just Like to Write Songs!”

Audrey Ochoa: “I Just Like to Write Songs!”

Audrey Ochoa has designs on her career. “Deep down,” she says, “I just want to be a pop star!” She’s much more than half...

Mary Lou Williams, Geri Allen and Teri Parker: Free Spirits

To be fair, there’s also Allison Au, Rebecca Hennessy, Lauren Falls and Sarah Thawer. Together they will join Teri Parker to form Free Spirits,...

Q & A with Lizt Alfonso (Dance Cuba)

Conversation with Lizt Alfonso: Dancer, Company Founder, Director, Choreographer Extraordinaire By Patricia Bell-Newson According to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Cuban dancer and choreographer Lizt Alfonso...
Being Patricia Cano

Being Patricia Cano

There is an iconic quote from Horace that describes Patricia Cano perfectly: poeta nascitur, non fit - “the poet is born, not made”. It...
Ernesto Cervini: Quantum of Energy

Ernesto Cervini: Quantum of Energy

Pounding away the calories... Quickening the heart rate… According to research the average drummer who weighs in at 185lbs can expend 1058.4 joules of...
TU Jazz Fest 2018: Next-Gen Jazz Musicians Spend Their Inheritance

TU Jazz Fest 2018: Next-Gen Jazz Musicians Spend Their Inheritance

The lineage of Jazz has now gone back almost four generations since the legendary Buddy Bolden is known to have blown his life out...
Hilario Durán "Contumbao" - TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2018

Toronto Jazz Fest 2018: Still About the Music

When the outspoken musician and multi-instrumentalist Nicholas Payton deemed himself the preserver of “archaic pop” he was giving a kind of true, historical legitimacy...
Allison Au: Lithe, Elegant and Swinging Anew

Allison Au: Lithe and Elegant, and Swinging Anew

By all accounts 2017 was a stellar year for the composer and alto saxophonist, Allison Au. The ethereally beautiful second album Forest Grove that...
Lina Allemano x 2: Sometimes Y and Squish It

Lina Allemano x 2: Sometimes Y and Squish It

The Canadian composer and trumpeter Lina Allemano, who splits her time between Toronto and Berlin seems to have spent much more time in the...

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