Tuesday, July 7, 2020
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...
Larnell Lewis and Mark Kelso at The T.U. Jazz Festival 2017

T.U. Jazz Festival 2017: Of Role Models and Acolytes

Our knowledge of human history is limited by several stumbling blocks. The greatest of these is belief; not belief of the religious kind but...
JUNO Nominees Duo Erin Propp and Larry Roy Sign with Chronograph Records

JUNO Nominated Erin Propp and Larry Roy sign with Chronograph

Calgary-based boutique record label, Chronograph Records, is excited to announce the addition of Winnipeg songstress Erin Propp and guitarist Larry Roy to their roster...
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

Allison Au: Like a Melody Blooming

I am nervous about meeting Allison Au and have been so for a whole week (and more) before the 20th of June, when we...

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,...
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...

Youn Sun Nah Trio in Toronto

Youn Sun Nah Trio - Toronto Centre For The ArtsGeorge Weston  Recital Hall - June 29, 2019 K-Pop Tis’ Not Youn Sun Nah or YSN as she...
Bill McBirnie: The Technique and Theory of Improvisation

Bill McBirnie: The Technique and Theory of Improvisation

Four years ago, Dalya Alberge of The Guardian wrote that the great violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy lamented the dearth of individuality among pianists and...

Lulaworld 2019: Red Hot Samba Party

Lulaworld Festival, a happening event with shows through the beginning of June. I was able to attend...

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