After nearly 40 years on CBC Radio as host of a succession of well-loved programs, award-winning jazz broadcaster Katie Malloch is retiring from the airwaves in March. To commemorate this remarkable career milestone, a series of special concerts in Malloch's honour will be held in the coming weeks in several cities including Toronto, to be recorded for broadcast on CBC Radio 2's Tonic.
A jazz fan from childhood, Malloch began her career with freelance work at CBC in 1972. She would go on to host a variety of music-focused programs including Radioactive and Jazz Beat, the show she co-created with Alain de Grosbois.
"Since I was little, I've been blessed with a love for this music, and for artists like Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Cannonball Adderley, and so many more," said Malloch. "Being able to share jazz with CBC listeners has been a true joy."
Malloch has been the weekday host of Tonic on CBC Radio 2 since 2007. She was named Broadcaster of the Year at the National Jazz Awards two years in a row--2008 and 2009. A new host for CBC's Tonic will be revealed in the coming months.
What: CBC Tonic and Katie Malloch Present Barry Elmes Quintet with guests Diana Panton (vocals), Don Thompson (vibraphone) and Mark Eisenman, (piano)
When: Wednesday, February 1, 2012, 7PM*
Where: The Rex, 194 Queen Street West
*Please note that seating is on a first come basis.