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Hot Air
with Margaret Gallagher

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Hot Air on Saturdays at 5:05 p.m. (6:05 p.m. MT)
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Coming Up:

Malcolm Aiken & Tanga!

Malcolm Aiken.jpeg    This week on Hot Air...trumpeter & ethnomusicologist Malcolm Aiken. He's getting ready to open Granville Island's annual winter festival Winterruption, with his group Tanga. Before that he'll drop by the Hot Air studio to share some of his favourites tracks from all parts of Latin America.

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Miles Black!

I'm Margaret Gallagher and this week on Hot Air...Miles Black.

He's one of Canada's top jazz pianists, but he's also a talented singer, guitarist and composer. He's written so many great tunes that Mike Allen Quartet will be devoting an entire concert to the Music of Miles Black. And Miles will be playing guitar for that show. We'll find out more about the diverse musical life of Miles Black, next Saturday afternoon, here on Hot Air. BC's jazz show is on every Saturday at 5:05, 6:05 mountain. On CBC Radio One.


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Dylan Cramer - Tribute to Sonny Criss

his week on Hot Air...saxophonist Dylan Cramer. At age 17, he heard a Sonny Criss album, and decided there and then to make the trek from Vancouver to Los Angeles to find Criss. He convinced the influential saxophonist to take him on as a student, and worked with Criss until his untimely death in 1977. Cramer is paying tribute to Sonny Criss at Frankie's this month. But first he joins us on Hot Air.

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Musical Mentors

This week on Hot Air we're paying tribute to teachers and musical mentors. We'll hear  from Jill Townsend, Jodi Proznick, Celso Machado and Bill Coon and find out why artists like Kenny Wheeler, David "Fat Head" Newman, Yamandu Costa and Jim Hall inspired them to become the great musicians they are today.


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Hot Air's Jazz of the Month Club

We'll look ahead to 2016 with a jazz inspired by the months of the year. From
I'll Remember April and Fourth of July to
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in the Rain, we'll cover all the season on our first Hot Air of the new year
​.​ Please join us!

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Tribute to Billie Holiday

This week on an encore edition of Hot Air

, we'll celebrate singer Billie Holiday.  The legendary vocalist has influenced generations of
jazz artists. One hundred years after her birth, hits like "Strange Fruit", "God Bl
ess the Child" and "Ain't Nobody's Business" still inspire performers today.
This Saturday, we'll devote the hour to "Lady Day" and also hear from some of the singers who've fallen under her spell.

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A Jazzy Hot Air Christmas!

his Saturday we'll celebrate the season with some jazzy tunes sure to get you in the holiday spirit. We'll hear Christmas picks from Michael Kaeshammer, Chuck Currie, Brad Turner and more. It's the Hot Air Christmas jazz special.

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Celebrating Sinatra's 100th Anniversary with Kenny Colman

Saturday would have been Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday and all over the world music lovers are paying tribute to the legendary singer. We're jumping on the 'ol blue eyes bandwagon with Kenny Colman a singer that knew Sinatra as both a friend and mentor. Expect some great music and stories this Saturday on BC's Jazz show, Hot Air.

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Jon Bentley and Paul Keeling

Join us this Saturday when our special guests are saxophonist Jon Bentley and pianist Paul Keeling. Keeling's influences include Steely Dan, Haydn and Elgar. Bentley is part of many bands, including Ugetsu and Waxwing and his own Quintet.The frequent collaborators will share music from their latest albums...Ancient Lights and A Bowl of Sixty Taxidermists.

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Rejean Marois on Billy Strayhorn

This Sunday would have been composer Billy Strayhorn's 100th Birthday. To honour this jazz legend, Hot Air has asked Rejean Marois to tell us about his life and play some favourite tracks - everything from "Take the 'À' Train" to Lush Life, UMMG and many more. We'll also have a clip from the Hot Air archives featuring Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington in conversation with Hot Air founding host Bob Smith.
 Rejean Marois teaches at Capilano University and early in the new year he is organizing a special concert to pay tribute to Billy "Sweet Pea" Strayhorn.

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Encore: The Jill Townsend Big Band plays the music of Ross Taggart!

This week we have an encore performance of a show we broadcast last June. Our guests are Jill Townsend and Bill Coon. They released an album with the Jill Townsend Big Band called "Legacy: The Music of Ross Taggart". It's a project they'd worked on ever since Ross passed away in 2013 and the show was rich in emotion and music.