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December 2012 Archives

2 Time Juno Award Winner David Braid

12_David_Braid_thumb[1].jpgThis week on the Performance Hour 2 time Juno Award winning pianist and composer David Braid. Hailed by McLeans Magazine as "A Jazz Genius to call our own" Braid's music is lyrical, his playing impeccable and his inventive approach to the instrument inspiring. Recently awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year in Canada, Braid is also a recipient of SOCAN Composer of the Year, recognizing his output of over eighty works including compositions for solo piano, jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles, and symphony orchestras. He has released nine recordings, garnering six Juno nominations and two Juno awards; he is also a multi-National Jazz Award Winner and a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts' "JazzID Award. David Braid was recorded at the D.F Cook Recital Hall in St. John's on a stop during his international touring schedule.

2 Time Juno Award Winner David Braid

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This week on the Performance Hour 2 time Juno Award winning pianist and composer David Braid. Hailed by McLeans Magazine as "A Jazz Genius to call our own"  Braid's music is lyrical, his playing impeccable and his inventive approach to the instrument inspiring.

Recently awarded Jazz Pianist of the Year in Canada, Braid is also a recipient of SOCAN Composer of the Year, recognizing his output of over eighty works including compositions for solo piano, jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles, and symphony orchestras. He has released nine recordings, garnering six Juno nominations and two Juno awards; he is also a multi-National Jazz Award Winner and a recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts' "JazzID Award.

David Braid was recorded at the D.F Cook Recital Hall in St. John's on a stop during his international touring schedule.
 
 

It's Christmas with The Once

 

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for highres-oncepic.jpgNewfoundland's folk/roots trio "The Once" celebrate the yuletide spirit with their fourth annual Christmas concert at the historic Gower Street United Church in St. John's. The show is a graceful weave of traditional and contemporary folk music with seasonal classics beautifully arranged to feature their spectacular vocals and harmonies. Recently voted Vocal Group of The Year at The Canadian Folk Music Awards, the Once, Andrew Dale, Geraldine Hollett and Phil Churchill, are joined by special guests Matthew Byrne and Greg Walsh.


Photo Credit Renita Fillatre

 

Christmas In The Archives

Guest host Jamie Fitzpatrick presents Christmas in the Archives:

From the CBC Newfoundland and Labrador Archives, a sampling of seasonal broadcasts from years past. We'll hear season's greetings from Newfoundland to the British Empire in 1943, a ride aboard the Newfoundland Railway on Christmas Day 1959, a 1973 program on the declining outport tradition of mummering, and much more.

He's making a list!

Christmas tree albero_.jpgIf you're still pondering what to get that certain someone for Christmas you might want to consider the gift of music. This week on The Performance Hour I'll chat with a group of colleagues who have close ties to the music industry including Tom Power, Chris O'Neill-Yates, Christine Davis and Gord O'Brien. They'll share their picks from this year's crop of releases and conjure up a few classics from Christmas past. The gift of music, this week on The Performance Hour.