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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019

Read "Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2019" reviewed by John Kelman

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Various Venues
Montréal, Canada
June 27 -July 1, 2019

Forty years. Not a lifetime, perhaps, but a remarkably long time for any festival to not only continue to exist but, despite increasing challenges, to thrive. An even greater achievement when it's the Festival International de ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Susie Arioli: Spring

Read "Spring" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Canadian Jazz singer from Montreal and multiple Juno-Award nominee Susie Arioli, presents another spectacular rhythm-based recording on Spring, a spectacular blues and soul-influenced vocal project combining four fresh originals with a selection of vibrant standards for a very spicy and rousing good time. Under the direction of multi-instrumentalist/arranger and multiple Juno-Award winner Don Thompson, Arioli fronts ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Susie Arioli featuring Jordan Officer: All The Way

Read "All The Way" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Susie Arioli's performances on All The Way are all about impact through intimacy. Arioli's laidback and understated vocals don't fall in line with the textbook definition of “powerful," but her ability to create highly emotive atmospheres in cloistered and relatively calm surroundings marks her as a powerful singer nonetheless.

For this, her ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Montreal Jazz Chanteuse Susie Arioli Goes "All the Way" on New Jazzheads Release.

Montreal Jazz Chanteuse Susie Arioli Goes "All the Way" on New Jazzheads Release.

Set to perform at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York City on June 19, 2012 Since first joining forces in 1998 with guitarist and kindred spirit Jordan Officer in her Swing Band, Montreal-based singer Susie Arioli has been casting her seductive spell on jazz fans throughout Canada, and in Europe. Her sultry voice, clear articulation and fondness for ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Susie Arioli Shines On Her Latest Album, "All The Way"

Susie Arioli Shines On Her Latest Album, "All The Way"

Another step in her rich and inspired career finds Susie Arioli pushing the limits of her art with a new album appropriately titled All the Way. The sparkling singer invites us to follow her on a sublime adventure as she brings her finely modulated voice to bear on thirteen numbers drawn from the immortal repertoire of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Susie Arioli "Christmas Dreaming" - new album in stores November 2, 2010

Susie Arioli  "Christmas Dreaming" - new album in stores November 2, 2010

Montreal—Susie Arioli is back with Christmas Dreaming, a brand new album to be released on November 2. True to her inimitable style, and still accompanied by Jordan Officer on guitar, Susie invents a very personal way of celebrating the Holidays with a Christmas album of bewitching charm. With over 200 000 copies sold worldwide between her ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal honours Stevie Wonder, Toots & The Maytals, John Pizzarelli, Ornette Coleman and Susie Arioli and creates the new Bruce Lundvall Award

Montreal - Stevie Wonder, Toots & The Maytals, John Pizzarelli, Ornette Coleman and Susie Arioli are the 2009 winners of the prestigious prizes awarded annually by the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal to artists who have made extraordinary contributions to the evolution of music. This year, they will receive, respectively, the Montreal Jazz Festival Spirit ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Singer Susie Arioli Interviewed at AAJ

Singer Susie Arioli Interviewed at AAJ

This summer, AAJ contributor Mary Ann Lacey interviewed Susie Arioli before and after her closing concert for the 2007 Montreal International Jazz Festival. Arioli and her partner, Jordan Officer, make up the core of the Susie Arioli Band, whose gentle jazz and swing ballads have enraptured audiences across the country and abroad since their start in ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Susie Arioli: Brushing with Strings

Read "Susie Arioli: Brushing with Strings" reviewed by Mary Ann Lacey

This summer, AAJ contributor Mary Ann Lacey interviewed Susie Arioli before and after her closing concert for the 2007 Montreal International Jazz Festival. Arioli and her partner, Jordan Officer, make up the core of the Susie Arioli Band, whose gentle jazz and swing ballads have enraptured audiences across the country and abroad since their start in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Susie Arioli Swing Band Featuring Jordan Officer: Pennies from Heaven

Read "Pennies from Heaven" reviewed by AAJ Staff

As soon as this sweet baker's dozen swings into action, you may feel as if you have walked into a lemonade commercial. The slightly sleepy fretwork of Jordan Officer gets the opening title track off to a dreamy start and Susie Arioli's brightly burred vocals follow along quite nicely. Pacing up for “Honeysuckle Rose," down again ...