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Hot Air
with Margaret Gallagher

Listen Live to CBC Radio One

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

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
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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.
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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.

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Andre Lachance

This week our guest will be teacher and bassist extraordinaire, Andre Lachance. Andre is one of BC's busiest musicians and it would take several shows to play even a fraction of the music he's recorded over his long career. We'll get started by listening to some of his favourite projects this Saturday and tell you about his upcoming performances at the 11th Annual In the House Festival.

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Bicycle Jazz!

This week, we'll be rolling along with great jazz in honour of Bike to Work Week. This celebration of cycling culture encourages folks across the province to park the car and get out for a bike ride. This Saturday afternoon, we'll provide the soundtrack to inspire your pedal pushing revolutions.

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Jazz Royalty!

This week, we'll help you jazz up Victoria Day long weekend in royal fashion, with great music from BC and beyond. We'll bring you tunes by and about Kings and Queens and Dukes and Counts. So pour yourself a cuppa and tune into the royal edition of BC's jazz show.

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Damian Graham

Saturday on Hot Air...Victoria drummer Damian Graham. He's one of the island's go-to guys when it comes to jazz, roots and blues. Damian has played with the likes of Phil Dywer, Mark Atkinson, the Paperboys and Michael Kaeshammer...to name just a few. He'll be here to share new tracks from his band "The HiFi"....