Month: June 2020

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal – Charlotte Cardin

Montreal born Charlotte Cardin took the stage (designed especially for this virtu-fest) and kicked off the second night of Montreal Jazzfest. At just 25 years old, she has taken some impressive strides in her profession, having earned several awards and nominations in Canada’s music industry. She started her set off with Les Èchardes, one of …

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal – Malika Tirolien

The “digital” Montreal International Festival launched last night, opening with Malika Tirolien, Guadeloupeean Singer/song writer and pianist.  Tirolien has such a beautiful and soothing voice. The music she and her musicals played was a symphonic glorious mix of world music, digitally mastered by Tirolien and her electronics. What I really loved about her music are …

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TD Ottawa Jazzfest- Kellylee Evans LockedDown/OpenedUp Ft. Seamus Blake

Tonight the festival featured the Kellylee Evans and saxophonist  Seamus Blake. This Juno award winning artist from Scarborough Ontario is a soulful jazz singer with a slew of accolades under her belt and is an esteemed academic at Carlton University. James Hale asked Evans some really pertinent questions and Kekkylee’s replies were outstanding. We learned …

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival – Dan Tepfer – Natural Machines

Tonight the Ottawa Jazz fest streamed a live performance of pianist Dan Tepfer’s brain child, Natural Machines. In a world with so many technical advancements, this show fits right in. Tepfer defines his creation best as “ It’s a project where I explore the intersection, in music, between natural and mechanical processes. I do free …

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The Prime Rib Band

Prime Rib Band with guest saxophonist Joel Frahm Tonight the Festival streamed a promo video of Ottawa’s own Prime Rib Band with special guest saxophonist and grammy winner, Joel Frahm.  The song, Crunch, is a track from the band’s latest album, Choice Cuts. I’m guessing Ed really likes meat because of the album name choice …

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