For those that care, the list of 2013 Juno Award nominees can be viewed here: 2013 JUNO Award Nominees | The JUNO Awards.
CJSF 90.1FM and The Jazz Spectrum have announced the four nominees for the 2013 Julian Award for Excellence for Emerging Canadian Artists. Read article . . .
This past Tuesday Jesse Cahill’s Nightcrawlers played the first of four weekly gigs at The Cellar that are being recorded for a forthcoming double CD release. Cahill is asking for financial support via crowd-funding web site, indiegogo. Cahill explains in this video.
From today’s Georgia Straight: After more than 40 years on Robson Street, O’Doul’s Restaurant & Bar (1300 Robson Street), located at the Listel Hotel, is closing its doors after dinner service on June 2. Read the entire article. The article doesn’t explain that the restaurant will be undergoing a major renovation and reopen under a [...]
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Juno Awards, handed out earlier today in Ottawa. Winners in the Jazz categories: Contemporary Jazz Album Of The Year Changing Seasons, Phil Dwyer Orchestra feat. Mark Fewer (Alma/Universal) See Changing Seasons – Phil Dwyer In Conversation with Nou Dadoun Traditional Jazz Album Of The Year Verge, David Braid (Independent) [...]
Trombone Shorty/Preservation Hall Jazz Band (New Orleans Double Bill) Friday, June 22 @ 8pm The Centre for Performing Arts Balkan Beat Box plus special guests Geoff Berner Wednesday, June 27 @ 9pm Vogue Theatre The Cookers with George Cables, Billy Harper, Billy Hart, Cecil McBee, Eddie Henderson, Craig Handy and David Weiss Friday, June 22 [...]
Vancouver’s signature festival celebrates its 27th edition June 22 – July 1, 2012. The Festival is pleased to announce that tickets will go on sale Saturday, February 18 at 10 AM at www.northerntickets.com for a selection of major artists performing at this summer’s ten-day event. More major artists to be announced later. George Benson Saturday, [...]
Vancouver drummer and restauranteur Arni May, originally from Ottawa, passed away on December 13, 2011. May was better know locally as a restauranteur than musician, having owned Rossini’s in Kitsalano for 18 years till it closed in August 2010. Rossini’s featured jazz nightly, mostly resident musicians but also presented internationally known players regularly. Linton Garner had a regular [...]
On hearing Changing Seasons, Phil Dwyer’s sister paid him a (funny) back-handed compliment: “It sounded great, I had a hard time believing you wrote it!” Since its release last month, accolades for the Phil Dwyer Orchestra‘s release Changing Seasons have been seemingly unanimous. Writing for a large ensemble, especially incorporating strings is notoriously tough to [...]
A new initiative at CBC to provide video of some of this country’s most respected musicians has been launched. In this case the focus is on a set of new jazz videos recorded in CBC Studio One during the TD Vancouver International Jazz Fest. The Phil Dwyer Septet featuring Laila Biali videos are now online. [...]keep looking »