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November 2012 Archives

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Jazz Goes Pop!

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There's a long history of musicians finding the swing in pop tunes - if fact a lot of what we think of now as jazz standards began life as in musicals or on radio hit lists. Saturday on Hot Air we'll hear where where jazz is taking today's hit pop songs.

This week, cbcmusic.ca has a great blog post on the relationship between jazz and pop.

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A Tribute to Ross Taggart


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Ross Taggart is one of our most beloved jazz musicians and a founding member of many of the best jazz bands in BC. Right now, he's fighting cancer and as a tribute to Ross, the members of the bands he helped to greatness are putting on a benefit in his honour. We'll start the ball rolling with an entire show devoted to music that Ross Taggart has a hand in.

The sold out  Our Friend Ross Taggart Benefit takes place on Monday, November 26th at Capilano University.
Hot Air's Margaret Gallagher will co-host the evening with the Early Edition's Rick Cluff.
A special Facebook page has been created with details on this tribute concert and other ways to support Ross Taggart.







The latest installment of "Jazz Giants" is on line now at cbcmusic.ca This week's audio treasure is Hot Air's founding host Bob Smith's 1972 interview with Charlie Byrd

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Ian McDougall

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This week on Hot Air our guest will be the legendary musician, composer and arranger Ian McDougall. For over 20 years he was the lead trombonist with the Juno award winning Boss Brass. Over his long career he's played on dozens of albums and he's about to release a new one featuring his 12tet....and we're getting a sneek peek.






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Ian McDougall and many other top BC musicians will perform at the upcoming tribute concert for Ross Taggart. The Our Friend Ross Taggart Benefit takes place on Monday, November 26th at Capilano University.
Hot Air's Margaret Gallagher will co-host the evening with the Early Edition's Rick Cluff.
The pre-concert starts at 6:30 and the concert itself begins at 8:00 - and it's all happening at the North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts on the north shore campus of Capilano University.
Tickets can be purchased - with all proceeds going to support Ross Taggart and his battle with cancer - at the Cap U box office.

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Jazz in Standard Time

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Coming up on Hot Air, music to lighten a dark long weekend afternoon. We've got music by Brandi Disterheft, an old favourite by Tony Bennett, a track by the Adderley brothers, a Reverie by Claude Ranger and much more...

Here are some links to a few of the things we mentioned on the show this week:

Bassist Brandi Disterheft's BC tour

The benefit for Ross Taggart on November 26th at Capilano University.

Feu Vert - A Tribute to Claude Ranger.

The Vancouver Jazz Dance Festival






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Producer Michael Juk has just posted the second half of an interview Tony Bennett did with Hot Air's founding host Bob Smith. It's part of the Giants of Jazz series, which mines the storied Hot Air archives.

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Live at the Parkside!

This week on Hot Air, highlights from a concert we recorded recently in Kamloops. We went there to celebrate the launch our new CBC Radio station - which you can hear on 94.1 FM. And..we had a great time in front of a sold out crowd at the Parkside Lounge, listening to the music of the Anita Eccleston Quintet and The HiFi. It's a concert performance you won't want to miss!
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The latest installment of "Jazz Giants" is on line now at cbcmusic.ca This week's audio treasure is Bob Smith's mid-1960's interview with singer Tony Bennett.

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Juno award winning bassist Brandi Disterheft is just begining a tour of British Columbia. Her first stop in BC will be in Golden this coming Thursday, November the 8th.
After that, Brandi Disterheft and her band will perform in Salmon Arm on the 9th, in Kelowna on November the 10th, in Vancouver on November 11th. After that she'll be perform in Nanaimo on the 13th, on the 14th in Duncan and finally in Victoria at Hermann's on November 15th.
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