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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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Winter Jazz

The weather outside might be frightful this time of year, but the jazz that inspires us is delightful. We embrace the cold and the impending holiday season with some winter songs. From Ellington's take on the Nutcracker to Suite to Brubeck's Winter Ballad, to BC's own Chris Davis, Karin Plato, and the B3 kings...we'll play a few of our favourite things, musically speaking.
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Photo by June Hunter



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Hot Air - More from our musical vaults

We take another trip to the Hot Air Archives. BC's jazz show has been on the air since 1947, and we'll bring you archival gems from the shows early days.
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New Releases!

This week on Hot Air...winter's coming, but there's plenty bloomin' in BC's jazz garden. We've got a crop of new releases from folks like Dee Daniels, Michael Blake, Jennifer Scott, Adonis Puentes, and Cory Weeds Cellar Live label--including Champian Fulton, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band
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Joe Coughlin - Saloon Standard!

What makes a great jazz ballad?  We'll find out from singer Joe Coughlin. The two time national jazz winner wraps his smoky voice around some real classics on his new album Saloon Standard. Joe Coughlin will be Margaret Gallagher's guest this Saturday afternoon on Hot Air.
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The Art of the Duet with Jillian Lebeck and Adam Thomas

This week on Hot Air, talent times two. Jillian Lebeck and Adam Thomas started playing music together while in high school. That musical friendship has blossomed through the years, and now they're creating an album together of vocal duets, channeling the spirit of Ella and Louis and Elis Regina and AC Jobim. We'll get a preview, this Saturday afternoon and hear about their upcoming Heart and Soul concert on November 27th at St. James Hall.

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Swing Jazz with Alan Matheson

Alan Matheson answers the question "What Makes It Jazz?" with his popular music appreciation courses at the VSO School of Music. This week he joins us for a crash course in Swing. Alan will turn his encyclopedia knowledge of jazz to the music of Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Count Basie...with nods to notable swingin' Canadians too
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"Open Air" CBC Music Festival Special

This Saturday, Open Air, an occasional music series hosted by Grant Lawrence, returns with a highlights package from the 2014 CBC Music Festival.

Many of Canada's favorite pop and indie bands played the festival held at Burnaby's Deer Lake Park back on June 14th. You will hear pop sensations Tegan and Sara, the luscious-voiced Hannah Georgas, and straight-to-the-heart songsmith Dan Mangan and Blacksmith.

Hot Air returns next week.

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Senator Tommy Banks!

This week on Hot Air...Senator Tommy Banks. The legendary jazz pianist, composer, arranger and so much more will be in Vancouver to be honoured by the Access to Music Foundation. While he's here, he'll drop by the Hot Air studio to share some of his favourite music and highlights from his long and varied career.
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Dawn Pemberton!

This Saturday afternoon, our guest will be singer Dawn Pemberton.
We've been looking forward to this day since the last time Dawn was on Hot Air back in January with drummer Jesse Cahill. She told us then she was working on the new album...and we made her promise to come back when it was ready to go. "Say Somethin' " will be officially released on October 28th, but Dawn will give us an early listen this Saturday.
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Find out more about the Cuban Music Festival

Next Saturday, 25 October on Hot Air, our guest will be jazz legend Senator Tommy Banks. He's being honoured by the Access to Music Foundation

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Thanksgiving Jazz!

On Hot Air this week...jazz for the Thanksgiving weekend.
We're blessed with an abundance of wonderful jazz music - from the earliest recordings in New Orleans through to the boundary challenging sounds of today.
So, we're asking - what jazz are you thankful for? Is it a piece that simply makes you smile...or one that reminds you of someone or a  special time in your life?
Giving thanks for great jazz...this weekend on Hot Air.

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