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Hot Air on Saturdays at 5:05 p.m. (6:05 p.m. MT)
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The Jill Townsend Big Band plays the music of Ross Taggart!

This week our guests will be Jill Townsend and Bill Coon. They're releasing a new album at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival with the Jill Townsend Big Band called "Legacy: The Music of Ross Taggart". It's a project they've been working on ever since Ross passed away in 2013 and we're really looking forward to hearing these new arrangements of his music. Join us!

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Tim Tamashiro!

This week our guest will be Tim Tamashiro. You may recognize him as the host of "Tonic" - CBC Radio 2's national jazz show, but Tim is also a singer of note. He's a fan of "drinky jazz"  and he'll be bringing it to this year's Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Find out what "drinky jazz" is this Saturday at 5:05, 6:05 (Mtn).

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Jazz Festival Season!

This week, we'll help you fill your dance card with some more picks from the upcoming festival season. We're throwing a spotlight on some of the talented BC artists playing the Vancouver and Victoria jazz festivals, including New Yorkers like Cat Toren, Renee Rosnes and Seamus Blake who are coming back for a hometown gig. Please join us.


If you'd like tickets to the Hot Air 65th Anniversary Concert on June 22 at 5:30 in CBC Studio 40, please RSVP at and put Hot Air 65 in the subject line.

If you would like to attend the Chris Tarry Group concert on Saturday night please come down to the CBC at 700 Hamilton Street. This is a first come, first served event. It begins at 5:30 in CBC Studio 40.

You can also find out more on the website for the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

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Encore: Bicycle Jazz!

This week on Hot Air, we'll get you geared up for the summer biking season and wrap up Bike to Work Week by showcasing jazz with cycling connection. This encore pres From Dave Brubeck to Emilie Claire Barlow to the Nightcrawlers, the bicycle edition of Hot Air is sure to put some air in your tires.

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Cellar Live Celebrates 100 Albums!

This week on Hot Air, Cory Weeds. His vibrant Cellar Live music label is celebrating the release of its 100th album this month. Cory released his first Cellar Live CD 14 years ago and the music he's supported is some of the best to come out of the west coast.He'll drop by to share some stories and play a few of his favourite tracks from the first 100. Join us!

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Maestro Bramwell Tovey

This week on Hot Air...the Maestro meets Gershwin. You probably know Bramwell Tovey as the celebrated conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. You may not know that he is also a fine jazz pianist and an expert on Gershwin.
 In fact, he travels all over the world, leading great orchestras as they play the music of Gershwin. The always-entertaining Bramwell Tovey will travel into the Hot Air studio this weekend to share some of his favourite Gershwin tunes.

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The Jensen Sisters!

This week on Hot Air, the Jensen sisters. Raised in Nanaimo Christine focused on the saxophone & Ingrid on the trumpet - and both have gone on to worldwide acclaim for composing, playing and teaching. They're coming to Vancouver to premiere a new work by Christine with the Hard Rubber Orchestra and they'll take a break from rehearsing to drop by our studio for a chat.
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Jazz in Bloom!

This week on Hot Air, we'll take time to appreciate the garden of jazz. The blooming flowers at this time of year remind us of the rich profusion of jazz inspired by nature...or composed by people like Lily Frost, Blossom Dearie...or dare we say, our old friend Cory Weeds.
Join us for a stroll along these musical pathways this Saturday afternoon.
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Musical Portrait of Clark Terry with Alan Matheson

This week on Hot Air...we pay tribute to the late great Clark Terry. Fellow trumpet player Alan Matheson is planning a special concert in Victoria in Clark Terry's honour. Alan will join us to share some favourite music and stories from his old friend.

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Springtime New Releases

This Saturday on Hot Air, spring has arrived and, as sure as April showers bring May flowers, the new season brings us a great burst of fresh recordings from artists near and far. We'll hear music by Oliver Gannon & Miles Black, The Dan Brubeck Quartet, Laila Biali, The Cookers Quintet and many more.


Check our playlist section for more information on the music we're playing on Hot Air this week.