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Beth McKenna

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One of Montreal’s most versatile and in-demand musicians, Beth has made her name as a rapidly-rising artist through her music's reach all over Canada and across North America. Since moving to Montreal in 2008, Beth performs professionally on flute, clarinet and saxophones (tenor, alto and soprano), and also doubles on piccolo, alto flute, EWI and piano as secondary instruments. Beth’s inspirations for writing and composing come from personal life experiences, places and impactful events. She strives to retell stories from her life through music, allowing the music to inspire the listener to visualize situations she is retelling or places she is describing, while still writing in a mixed genre and style that appeals to a wide range of critics and listeners

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McCoy Tyner & Nicholas Payton

Read "McCoy Tyner & Nicholas Payton" reviewed by Joe Dimino


On the final episode of 2021, we profile the author of Black American Music, Nicholas Payton. We also look at a collection of musicians that made the world of jazz a memorable one in 2021. They include Charlie Ballantine, Beth McKenna, Alex Brown and Angel Roman. Additionally, we profile the musicians who make these musicians who ...

Album

Beyond Here

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Intro: Beyond Here; Perspectives; Interlude: Not Alone; Streets Of Mexico City; Interlude: Finding A Place; Far From Familiar Ground; McKennaTides; Divided To One; Interlude: Indifference; Letting Go; Interlude: Human Malfunction; Running Out; After The Storm; Ele(tro)phant.

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New Releases, Holiday Music, Grammy Nominations And More

Read "New Releases, Holiday Music, Grammy Nominations And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Los Asesinos, Eliane Elias, Gretchen Parlato, Ledisi, plus a single from Amy Engelhardt, with birthday shoutouts in the second hour to Melissa Aldana, Jazz Master Cassandra Wilson and more. As the Grammy nominations are out, the show's focus is where women placed this year in the Latin jazz, composition, contemporary ...

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Late Fall Releases, New Holiday Music Plus A Birthday Shoutout to Bertha Hope

Read "Late Fall Releases, New Holiday Music Plus A Birthday Shoutout to Bertha Hope" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Paul Jost, Elena Maque, Carn Davidson 9, Amanda Ekery with a single from Duchess, plus holiday music from The Moore McColl Jazz Society and June Bisantz, with birthday shoutouts to Bertha Hope, Maria Schneider, Etta Jones, Ethel Ennis, Gloria Lynne, and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...

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New Releases From Emily Takahashi and Bill Charlap Plus Notable Debuts By Jocelyn Barth and Lady Blackbird

Read "New Releases From Emily Takahashi and Bill Charlap Plus Notable Debuts By Jocelyn Barth and Lady Blackbird" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Jocelyn Barth and Lady Blackbird, pianists Emily Takahashi and Bill Charlap, with birthday shoutouts to LaVern Baker, Ernestine Anderson, Blue Lu Barker (Don't You Feel My Leg), Ellen Rowe, Cynthia Hilts, Patricia Barber, Dara Tucker, Sarah Jerrom and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear ...

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New Releases by Alexis Cole, Nicole Henry, Carol Albert Plus A Birthday Celebration for Joni Mitchell

Read "New Releases by Alexis Cole, Nicole Henry, Carol Albert Plus A Birthday Celebration for Joni Mitchell" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Alexis Cole, Nicole Henry, pianist Carol Albert, and a piano/organ collaboration of Jeremy Monteiro & Alberto Marsico, with birthday shoutouts to Joni Mitchell, Betty Bryant, Carmen Lundy, Kurt Elling, Anne Sajdera, Amanda Tosoff and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music ...

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Bayon, Eick, Perelman, Ledesma and more

Read "Bayon, Eick, Perelman, Ledesma and more" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we feature all new releases from Juan Manuel Bayón, Mathias Eick, Pablo Ledesma, Beth McKenna, Dan Weiss and Miles Okazaki, and Vladimir Luchansky plus a further look at Ivo Perelman's Brass and Ivory Tales box set.Playlist Juan Bayon “Alicates y Alambrados" from Silencio Ensordecedor (ears&eyes) 00:00 Mathias Eick “Turning" from When ...

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New Releases, Halloween Jazz Plus A Celebration of Jay Clayton's 80th Birthday

Read "New Releases, Halloween Jazz Plus A Celebration of Jay Clayton's 80th Birthday" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast celebrates Halloween with new releases from Arnie & Hudge (Arnt Arntzen and Jen Hodge), Sylvie Courvoisier & Mary Halvorson, bassist Dave Young and trombonist Nabou Claerhou with birthday shoutouts to Jay Clayton (80 years young), Amanda Monaco, Julia Lee and more. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their ...

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New releases from Hiromi, Karen Marguth, Houston Person and Beth McKenna

Read "New releases from Hiromi, Karen Marguth, Houston Person and Beth McKenna" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from pianist Hiromi, vocalists Karuna Shinsho, Karen Marguth and saxophonists Houston Person and Beth McKenna with birthday shoutouts to Anita O'Day, Bobby Troup, Esperanza Spalding, Laura Nyro (born on the same day -how cool is that?), Thelonious Monk, Jenna Mammina, Jane Bunnett, Lakecia Benjamin, Freddy Cole and more. Thanks for listening ...


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