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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:

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.

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.

Photo by garussell11 (Creative Commons)

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Jaclyn Guillou - Winter for Beginners

On Hot Air this week...singer Jaclyn Guillou. She's about to release her new CD "Winter for Beginners". She'll drop by to give us a preview and tell us about her plans now that this two year long project is finally ready.

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Nick La Riviere!

This week on Hot Air, trombonist Nick La Riviere. The Victoria based musician & composer is busy writing and arranging music and songs for an album with his Brand New Original Band. He's recorded a few tracks already and he'll bring them along for a sneak preview when he stops by the Hot Air studio. That's the busy and talented Nick La Riviere, this Saturday afternoon on BC's jazz show, Hot Air.

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September Songs and more...

On Hot Air this week, jazz for summer's end. September in the northern hemisphere hints at the cooler weather coming our way...while we linger over memories from the long days of summer. Many great jazz tunes have been inspired by September's many moods and this Saturday afternoon we'll bring you some of our favourites.

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Jazz Outlook

This week on Hot Air, getting back at it. The summer is winding down and the jazz scene is heating up. Jazz societies are sending out reminders to members about upcoming club offerings, churches are ready with various vespers services...and of course nightclubs from Vernon to Victoria are getting ready to welcome back their patrons. We'll give you the highlights.

Some useful links:

Vancouver Jazz Calendar

Pender Harbour Jazz Festival

Vernon Jazz Club

U-JAM Jazz Calendar

The Georgia Straight Jazz Society

Jazz Club in Salmon Arm

Hermann's Jazz Club

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Best of Hot Air-Pt 1

This weekend on Hot Air...we'll look back over some of the highlights from earlier this season. Dee Daniels dropped by with tracks from her new album State of the Art, Denzal Sinclaire paid tribute to Sinatra at the Sands, James Danderfer was in a Great Gatsby mood and former Hot Air producer Neil Ritchie took us on a tour of gone, but not forgotten Vancouver nightclubs.

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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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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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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.