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October 2012 Archives

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Oliver Gannon!

Guitarist Oliver Gannon cut his teeth as part of the house band at the Cave. Since then he's won many awards and accolades as part of influential bands like the Fraser MacPherson Trio and Pacific Salt. Gannon is still going strong, and is considered one of the best this country has to offer. He'll help us get ready for "Guitar Month" this Saturday on Hot Air.
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Photo: Ken Stewart


Coming up.....
Hot Air's Margaret Gallagher will be hosting an artist talk with the great Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes on November 1st, 2012 at Noon in the Alice MacKay Room at the Main Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.
The Chucho Valdes Quartet will appear at the Chan Centre on Friday evening at 8:00

Both the talk and the performance are being presented by the Chan Centre


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Photo courtesy Library of Congress. Used with permission
The latest installment of "Jazz Giants" is on line now at cbcmusic.ca This week's audio treasure is Hot Air founding host Bob Smith's interview with Louis Armstrong on January 17, 1968.

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New releases!

We've got plenty of great new music to share with you from BC and beyond from new albums by Jennifer Scott and Rene Worst, Steve Einerson, Alexis Baro, Cory Weeks, Maria Ho, Haram, Van Morrison and Emilie-Claire Barlow.

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Photo by Phillip Ditchburn



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Chris Tarry Group

This week on Hot Air, a concert with the Chris Tarry Group. The talented bass player and composer performed for an enthusiastic Hot Air audience this past June and it was one of the highlights of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
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Photo by Diana Piruzevska

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Hot Air is celebrating the launch of the new CBC bureau in Kamloops on October 16th at the Parkside Lounge. The show will feature hometown favourites, the Anita Eccleston Quintet and The HiFi, a brand new jazz band from Victoria. The show starts at 7:30 pm. Email rsvp.radio@cbc.ca to get your tickets - it's free! Just put "Hot Air in Kamloops" in the subject line and let us know how many tickets you'd like. See you at the Parkside!


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Photo: Ronald Dumont Hulton Archive, Getty Images. Used with permission.
The latest installment of "Jazz Giants" is on line now at cbcmusic.ca This week's audio treasure is Bob Smith's interview with singer Ella Fitzgerald in 1967 when Ella played the legendary Cave in Vancouver.