Ever wanted to spend April in Paris? Hot Air will take you there this weekend with a gypsy jazz special, featuring Budge Schachte of Van Django. The talented guitarist shares a few of his favourite tracks of manouche music as his swinging quartet gets ready to play the 8th Annual April in Paris Gypsy Jazz Festival at St. James Hall. From Django Reinhardt's Hot Club of France to Vancouver's own Hot Club of Mars...Budge will take you on a springtime flight of musical fancy.
This week our guest will be singer Denzal Sinclaire. He's in Vancouver
for a very special project - a tribute to Frank Sinatra. He'll be joined
by the Jill Townsend Big Band for two nights of great music inspired by
Frank's days at the Sands in Las Vegas where he performed with the
Count Basie Orchestra. We'll hear some of those classic recordings and
catch up with Denzal.
This weekend on Hot Air, we'll pay tribute to teachers & mentors.
Jazz musicians are always happy to talk about the players who have
influenced them and helped become better players. We'll find why Hugh
Fraser picked fellow trombonist Slide Hampton, why saxophonist Mike
Allen looks to guitarist Sonny Greenwich as his mentor. We'll also hear
from singer Dawn Pemberton, bassist Jenn Hodge and many more.
The Saturday on Hot Air...we'll bring you the final sets from Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club. We
were there for this emotional end of an era evening for performances by
some of Vancouver's finest musicians and singers. You'll hear Jennifer
Scott, Hugh Fraser, Mike Allen, Miles Black, Cory Weeds of course and,
Brandi Disterheft, Jodi Proznick, Sharon Minemoto, Amanda Tosoff, Kate Hammett-Vaughan, Ingrid and Christine Jensen, Jennifer Scott, Laila Biali...these are just a few of the BC women who make the jazz scene shine. This Saturday is International Women's Day. So Hot Air is spinning great tracks from great BC jazz musicians who happen to be women.
They say March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. We've got
that kind of dynamic range in musical form! We'll kick off a new month
with some brand new jazz releases. We've got the latest from Seamus
Blake, Jaclyn Guillou, the Arntzens, the prolific Cellar Live label and
This weekend on Hot Air we welcome a special guest and an old friend,
longtime Hot Air producer Neil Ritchie. He's taking us on a sentimental
journey to some of the city's swinging jazz clubs of yesteryear...from
the Cave to the Palomar to the Bayside Room. You'll hear Oscar Peterson,
Ella Fitzgerald, Fraser MacPherson and more...and Neil share some great
memories and music...including a few rare gems.
This week on Hot Air...we'll celebrate Family Day in BC. Musicians with
strong family ties often make wonderful music together - and on Saturday
afternoon we'll share some of our favourite tracks by the Arntzen
family, the Brubeck clan, the Jensen sisters and the Adderley brothers
to name just a few.
This week on Hot Air...Winter fun and games with a jazz twist. The
Winter Olympics are right around the corner. So we're playing gold medal
music that celebrates cold weather adventures. From skiing to skating
to chilling out afterwards...we even have some hockey.
This week on Hot Air...singing and swinging. Drummer Jesse Cahill and
singer Dawn Pemberton guide us on a journey that explores collaborations
between great singers and great bands, from Nancy Wilson and Cannonball
Adderly to Joe Williams with Mel Lewis and Thad Jones...and more.