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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:

Encore: Cellar Finale!

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, many others.  
Join us for an encore presentation of this historic event and listen to the evening now at CBC's Concerts on Demand
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Encore: The Dan Brubeck Quartet

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This week on Hot Air, an encore performance by the Dan Brubeck Quartet. Dan is the son of the legendary jazz pianist, the late Dave Brubeck. In this concert he pays tribute to both his father and his mother Iola Brubeck - who passed away just a few weeks after this recording was made.
It was a wonderful evening of music, featuring several songs written together by Dave & Iola and performed by Adam Thomas, Steve Kaldestad,Tony Foster and drummer Dan Brubeck.
I hope you can join us for this special encoe edition of Hot Air

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Encore: Gypsy Jazz!

Ever wanted to spend April in Paris? Hot Air will take you there this weekend with an encore presentation of our 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.
Photo by Mark Brennan

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BC Jazz Exports!

This Saturday on Hot Air, we'll celebrate the BC Day long weekend by paying tribute to all the BC musicians who have made the big move to another city.  From Bria Skonberg and Evan Arntzen to Diana Krall and Dee Daniels our BC exports are earning respect in other communities while maintaining strong ties with home.

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Jazz Mentors!

I'm Margaret Gallagher, and this week on Hot Air, another episode in our series on jazz mentors. Musicians stand on the shoulders of the artists that came before them and after every show our guests are  keen to tell us about the musicians that they consider mentors.
This week we'll hear who has inspired Rene Worst, James Danderfer, Cat Toren, Mike Allen and Hugh Fraser. Please join us.

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New Releases!

Summer is here and it's the perfect time to check out some of the great music BC artists are creating. This Saturday afternoon, we'll bring you fresh tracks from people like Oliver Gannon, Jennifer Scott, Craig Scott, Jen Hodge and more. Join us!


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Michael Kaeshammer!

This week on Hot Air boogie woogie pianist Michael Kaeshammer. We're really looking forward to talking to this talented musician, singer, songwriter...and chef... before he heads out on a summer tour

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Straight Up! with Steve Kaldestad

This week on Hot Air, our guest will be saxophonist, composer and teacher,  Steve Kaldestad. He's teamed up with the Mike Ledonne Trio to record a new album on the Cellar Live label called "Straight Up". It's a great mix of jazz standards and original work and he'll join us to debut some of the new tracks this Saturday afternoon
Photo by Steve Mynett. Graphic design & layout by Ian Hendrickson-Smith

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Cat Toren

A couple of years ago pianist Cat Toren followed her jazz dream and  moved from Vancouver to New York City. Now she's visiting her hometown to play the Vancouver International Jazz Festival as one quarter of the Juno award winning Pugs and Crows, and as a solo artist. She'll also stop by Hot Air to share some songs and stories about jazz life in the big apple with you and host Margaret Gallagher.
Image by Michael Asti Rose Photography

West Vancouver's Jazz Waves festival begins 28 June at the Silk Purse

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Hugh Fraser!

This week on Hot Air, Hugh Fraser is our special guest. The award-winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, band leader and teacher has a busy jazz festival schedule ahead and he's releasing a new album. We'll hear some of the new tracks and find out about some of his upcoming gigs. Please join us!

The VEJI Reunion is at Pat's Pub on Friday, February 15 at 9:00 pm

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Jazz Festival Time!

This week on Hot Air we'll look ahead to the Vancouver and Victoria jazz festivals. Our guest will be John Orysik, long time organizer of Vancouver's festival. He'll be by with some of his personal picks and must see artists - many of whom will perform in both cities. You'll hear music by Bobby McFerrin, Jason Marsallis, Cassandra Wilson, Jon Ballantyne  and many more.