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NEWS: RECORDING

Canadian Jazz Band B's Bees Releases Third Album "Kanata"

Canadian Jazz Band B's Bees Releases Third Album "Kanata"

Montreal’s busiest jazz band, B’s Bees, recorded their new album Kanata during a highly inspired, post-tour interlude. Their third album displays their vast, exciting style of play and shows growth in the group’s compositional and improvisational abilities. A native of British Columbia, drummer and bandleader Brandon Goodwin has been a mainstay in the Montreal music scene ...

Adrean Farrugia

Award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Since the late 1990s, Adrean has been in high demand as a freelance performer and educator as well as keeping a busy schedule, mainly as a sought-after sideman, contributing composer and collaborator, touring extensively across Canada and the United States as well as in venues across Europe, Australia, the UK, Israel and Japan with a diverse range of artists and musical projects including: Ernie Watts, Matt Dusk, the Brad Goode Group (featuring Ernie Watts and Adam Nussbaum), Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop (featuring saxophonist Joel Frahm), Heather Bambrick, the Johnny Griffith Quintet, Kiki Misumi, Tim Shia’s “Worst Pop Band Ever”, the Bob Brough Quartet, and the Darcy Hepner Big Band

Ellen Doty: Goosebumps All Over

Read "Ellen Doty: Goosebumps All Over" reviewed by Kevin Press

Calgary's Ellen Doty drops her second LP March 2. Come Fall is a stripped-down collection of gorgeous jazz pop that features Doty on vocals, Davide Di Renzo on drums and Mark Lalama on piano.

The absence of bass, horns and all the rest was an inspired choice. Doty, whose crystal-clear voice must be heard ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Montreal Based Pianist Min Rager Releases Third Album "Train Of Thought"

Montreal Based Pianist Min Rager Releases Third Album "Train Of Thought"

Pianist Min Rager is proud to announce the release of Train of Thought, the third album to showcase her creative, original music. One of the country’s brightest jazz pianists and composers, Rager's latest release features an all-Canadian quartet including Nova Scotia-based saxophonist Kenji Omae, who delivers highly inspired playing throughout the record. Bassist Fraser Hollins and drummer ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Miles Electric Band at Koerner Hall

Read "Miles Electric Band at Koerner Hall" reviewed by Alain Londes

Miles Electric Band
Koerner Hall
Toronto, Ontario
October 14, 2017

What started off as a successful “Miles Davis Festival" at the initiative of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic in 2011 and led by Vince Wilburn Jr. and nephew of the great Miles Davis himself, would eventually lead to the Miles Electric Band ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International De Jazz De Montréal 2017: July 7-8

Read "Festival International De Jazz De Montréal 2017: July 7-8" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
July 7-8, 2017

July 3-4 | July 5-6 | July 7-8

The final two days of the festival. Lots to hear right up to the end, including the second and third of Ravi Coltrane's Invitation concerts.

July 7

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Montreal International Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Montreal International Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Dave Kaufman

The Montreal International Jazz Festival has just concluded its 38th year. I've been fortunate to have attended more than 30 of them and this year ranked among the best. I've covered the event as a photographer for All About Jazz since 2011. The festival is a total music immersion experience presenting some 600 concerts over the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

King Crimson at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier / Massey Hall

Read "King Crimson at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier / Massey Hall" reviewed by John Kelman

Part 1 | Part 2


An Evening with King Crimson
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier / Massey Hall
Le Festival International de Jazz de Montréal / Non-Festival Event
Montréal, Canada / Toronto, Canada
July 3, 2017 / July 5, 2017

Having covered the reunited, refreshed and reinvigorated “seven-headed Beast of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International De Jazz De Montréal 2017: July 5-6

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
July 5-6, 2017

July 3-4 | July 5-6 | July 7-8

Two more days in the lovely city of Montreal, a paradise for music lovers of all sorts during the Festival. Or anyone who just loves a good street party, for that ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Guelph Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Guelph Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Frank Rubolino

In the small college town of Guelph less than an hour's drive west of jny: Toronto, a significant festival has occurred each September since 1994. Recently retired Artistic Director Ajay Heble prided himself on featuring the very best in improvised music, culling his program from the ranks of the best international purveyors of this music. By ...