Friday, August 23, 2019
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...
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...
TU Jazz 2017: Pioneers of the Future

TU Jazz 2017: Pioneers of the Future

When the English Romantic poet, William Wordsworth published his poem, “The Rainbow” one of the lines he wrote became an iconic rallying call for...
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...
Wayne Shorter Quartet at Koerner Hall - Toronto - April 22 2017

The Wayne Shorter Quartet In Concert

Wayne Shorter Quartet At Koerner Hall, Toronto, April 22, 2017 I Dare You The Wayne Shorter Quartet, a treat for our times, these troubled times, when...
Rich Brown & RinsetheAlgorithm at the Jazz Bistro

Rich Brown and Rinsethealgorithm at The Jazz Bistro

Jazz Bistro  - Toronto,  April 1st, 2017 - RinsetheAlgorithm:  Rich Brown - bass; Luis Deniz - sax; Robi Botos - keys; Larnell Lewis -...
Cory Weeds Cellar Jazz Club

Cellar Live: West Coast Cool

I’ve never been to Canada’s West Coast, by which I mean to British Columbia. By all accounts it seems like a swell place to...
Emilie-Claire Barlow - Photo by Steve Webster

Emilie-Claire Barlow: Clear Day

You cannot help fall in love with the voice of Emilie-Claire Barlow To call it beguiling would be understating the fact that it will have...

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