Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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...
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...

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