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The Patricia Barber Trio 2019 Higher Tour Moves Through U.S. Into Canada

The Patricia Barber Trio 2019 Higher Tour Moves Through U.S. Into Canada

American Composer/Songwriter, Jazz Singer/Pianist Patricia Barber Trio—Higher (ArtistShare)—First Release in Six Years! 2019 Higher Tour Moves Into Canada
The Patricia Barber Trio featuring Patrick Mulcahy and Jon Deitemyer Internationally acclaimed American composer singer/pianist Patricia Barber is back with a new recording- HIGHER- on ArtistShare, her first since the critically celebrated Smash (Concord, 2013). Higher marks Barber's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Montréal Audio Fest 2019

Read "Montréal Audio Fest 2019" reviewed by John Kelman

When All About Jazz was invited to cover the 32nd annual Montréal Audio Fest, a spectacular event spotlighting over 300 manufacturers and distributors of high-end audio/video systems ranging from $1,000 to $1,000,000, we jumped at the opportunity. In this wrap up article, we include the seven video interviews, produced in collaboration with Sur Place Media, featuring ...

NEWS: EVENT

All About Jazz to Provide Video Coverage of 2019 Montreal Audio Fest

All About Jazz to Provide Video Coverage of 2019 Montreal Audio Fest

Audiophiles of all price ranges ahoy! All About Jazz will cover the 32nd Montreal Audio Fest, running March 22-24, 2019, with a series of interviews, music and more as Video of the Day from Saturday, March 23 through 29. With a 2019 theme celebrating Woodstock's 50th anniversary, the 2019 Montréal Audio Festival will take place over four ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Paul St-Amand

Trumpeter & vocalist Paul St-Amand has earned raves for his lyrical sound and understated yet expressive singing voice. With his band Blue Spirits, he received a 2017 Music Nova Scotia Award nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year for the album 'Liquid Courage'. He regularly fronts a rotating duo/trio/quartet featuring some of the region's finest jazz musicians, and he's a member of the popular Latin ensemble Son Latino. Also an accomplished classical trumpeter, Paul is principal trumpet for the orchestra Nova Sinfonia, and a founding member of the Bedford Brass Quintet. In 2018, his original brass composition 'The Eagle and Shield' was chosen as Dalhousie University's official bicentennial anthem.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Hilario Durán At Telus Centre

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Hilario Durán and his Latin Jazz Big Band
Telus Centre for Performance and Learning
Toronto, Canada
February 9, 2019

A “dream concert" is how Hilario Durán characterized the show featuring his Latin Jazz Big Band and the great drummer Horacio “El Negro" Hernández. Cuban-born piano great Durán settled in Canada in the mid-nineties and ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Trombonist Audrey Ochoa Wins Edmonton Music Prize

Trombonist Audrey Ochoa Wins Edmonton Music Prize

Chronograph Records is pleased to announce that trombonist, composer, arranger, educator and band leader Audrey Ochoa has won the 2018 Edmonton Music Prize! A collaboration between the Edmonton Arts Council and Alberta Music, the Edmonton Music Prize celebrates the achievements of Edmonton’s artistic community. After a stellar year of performing her compositions with GRAMMY winners and rising the US ...

Ron Davis

“One of the most tenacious and engaging musical artists in Canada... an artist at the peak of his creativity and technical facility.” - WholeNote Ron Davis. Pianist, composer, CBC and BBC Radio repeat performer, international favourite, solo artist, critics’ choice. Ron Davis is a Canadian jazz visionary. His music blends genres and pushes boundaries, building on his jazz and classical training. He seeks new textures, new forms, new compositions, new formations and new ways of presenting his signature sound without losing a connection to audiences. The music is diverse in a characteristically Canadian way. Ron is the founder of SymphRONica, which combines a stellar Canadian jazz ensemble with full symphony orchestra or string quartet, playing original compositions

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steven Wilson at Salle Wilfrid Pelletier

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Steven Wilson
Salle Wilfrid Pelletier
Place des Arts
Montréal, Canada
November 23, 2018

Singer/songwriter Steven Wilson's star has been on the ascendance since he first began releasing albums as Porcupine Tree in the early '90s, a solo project that ultimately became a band when early releases were so successful that ...

Solon McDade

Solon McDade grew up in a musical environment constantly surrounded by music and musicians. He began playing the washtub bass as soon as he was big enough to pick it up, and later moved on to the larger upright bass. He and his siblings were trained as musicians from a young age and exposed to their parents’ extensive and eclectic record collection. They were soon playing alongside their parents in the McDade Family Band, a group that toured Canada with their own brand of Canadiana folk music at festivals and theatres throughout the 1980s and 1990s. These gigs and particularly the late-night jam sessions at folk festivals left a lasting impression on Solon