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ARTICLE: RADIO

20 Years of One Man’s Jazz

Read "20 Years of One Man’s Jazz" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This show marks the 20th anniversary of One Man's Jazz which began its radio journey on May 1, 1999 at CKUW 95.9 FM in Winnipeg, eventually shifting to extraterrestrial Taint Radio in 2012. Rather than just play something from my favourite recording list for each of those twenty years (that was too easy), I decided to ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves - "Brooklyn Elegy" Just Released Video #2 "You Warm Me Up"

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves  - "Brooklyn Elegy"    Just Released Video #2 "You Warm Me Up"

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves BRAND NEW VIDEO: “You Warm Me Up" JAZZIZ MAGAZINE SOON,
JAZZ WEEK RADIO STATIONS NOW,
VIDEO ON YOUTUBE! The Jazz Thieves Hit Again. Video #2 From Brooklyn Elegy! (watch below) The Jazz Thieves, the hot, new New York City band led by bassist John Gray, TODAY release their ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves "Brooklyn Elegy" Strike Again With New Video!

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves  "Brooklyn Elegy"  Strike Again With New Video!

New music video supporting their latest release Brooklyn Elegy. The Jazz Thieves, through personal and evocative lyrics, passionate and soulful improvisation, and thoughtful, wide-ranging originals revitalize jazz by reconnecting it to its roots. Inspired by their heroes Duke Ellington, Tom Waits, Bill Withers and Ray Charles, they “steal" the feel, fire and fervor of 70's soul, 50's ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves Exciting New Release Pushes The Boundaries! "Brooklyn Elegy"

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves Exciting New Release Pushes The Boundaries! "Brooklyn Elegy"

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves Exciting New Release
Pushes The Boundaries!
Brooklyn Elegy CD Release Date: September 22
CD Release Gig: October 15- 8pm
at The Way Station in Brooklyn The Jazz Thieves, through personal and evocative lyrics, passionate and soulful improvisation, and thoughtful, wide-ranging originals revitalize jazz by ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Francois Bourassa: Quid Pro Piano

Read "Francois Bourassa: Quid Pro Piano" reviewed by Robert J. Lewis

François Bourassa
2010 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
Montreal, Canada

June 30, 2010

When pianist/composer François Bourassa performed in the mid-1980s at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the sound he produced registered like a doubled-up fist of angry, aggressive music that, stylistically, recalled attack dog pugilist Roberto ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Stetch: TV Trio

Read "TV Trio" reviewed by Graham L. Flanagan

With TV Trio, pianist John Stetch lays the groundwork for reinstituting jazz as part of the mainstream: pop-culture consciousness. Stetch, bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Rodney Green interpret 12 vintage TV theme songs. Some are instantly recognizable due to the faithfulness of the arrangements. Others are a little harder to decipher, Stetch taking inspiration from a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ottawa Jazz Festival 2009: Days 1-3, June 25-27, 2009

Read "Ottawa Jazz Festival 2009: Days 1-3, June 25-27, 2009" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6


John Stetch TV Trio / Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy / Roberta Gambarini
Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio / Jimmy Cobb's So What Band; S.M.V.
The Botos Brother / Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue / Al Green
TD Canada Trust Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Stetch: TV Trio

Read "TV Trio" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Pianist John Stetch makes it clear that the Great American Songbook has a sequel: television themes. With TV Trio, Stetch presents a collection of some of his favorite themes from perhaps the most influential period of this music, the '70s and '80s.

Canada-born Stetch earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Montreal and won ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Stetch: Blending Heritage and the Jazz Tradition

Read "John Stetch: Blending Heritage and the Jazz Tradition" reviewed by Ken Kase

Canadian pianist John Stetch has been quietly building a catalog of fine compositions and recordings since his 1992 debut, Rectangle Man (Terra Nova, 1992). He's played in a variety of formats as a sideman and as a leader, he's fronted quartets and trios that have produced new interpretations of music from the standard jazz repertoire as ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Stetch Trio: Bruxin'

Read "Bruxin'" reviewed by Ken Kase



After recording three finely crafted and well-received solo piano albums, John Stetch returns to the trio format for the first time since Green Grove (1999). Bruxin', his first disc to feature a program comprised entirely of original compositions, finds Stetch looking back on some old gems from his past and offering brand new tunes ...