August 2011 Archives

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Two Class Acts

brass_quintet_280.jpgMany jazz musicians credit their high school band teachers helping them find their way to jazz. That's why we've invited two award-winning music educators to share some of the music they consider essential listening for jazz students...and jazz lovers. It's a one hour lesson you won't want to miss.

Jazz on the Mountain at Whistler starts on Friday, September 2nd

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Favourites - Part Two

Thumbnail image for Radio_250.jpgThis week we'll bring you the second installment in our look back at highlights from this past season. John Doheny will take us to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, we'll dive into the history of the Hammond B3 with Chris Gestrin and Jesse Cahill of the Nightcrawlers and Dylan Cramer explains why as a teenager, he headed to LA in search of legendary sax player Sonny Criss.

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Open Air Two

OpenAir2_280.jpgThis week in the Hot Air time slot "Open Air" returns with more highlights from the CBC Musical Nooners series.
"Open Air" hosted by Radio 3's Grant Lawrence will feature music by double Juno award winning funk-soul-pop artist Greg Sczebel, indie-rock mastermind Daniel Moxon of the band Bend Sinister, and more...

Don't miss these fun and lively concerts perfect for your summer listening enjoyment. Let us know what you think!

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Favourites - Part One

Radio_250.jpgWhenever we get chance, we like to sit down and chat with some of the fascinating British Columbians making great jazz here and abroad. This Saturday we'll bring you the first of two summer shows featuring highlights from some of our favourite interviews. You'll hear from Renee Rosnes, Dee Daniels, Cory Weeds and more.

MusicFest Vancouver gets started this weekend and you can look forward to plenty of jazz all week long.

PS: Margaret is now on Twitter. Follow her at @GallaghMargaret