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News: TV / Film

Short Documentary, 'In the Zone: Rick Kilburn,' Becomes A Three-Time Hollywood Winner

Short Documentary, 'In the Zone: Rick Kilburn,' Becomes A Three-Time Hollywood Winner

The Nanaimo mini-documentary film about jazz bassist/producer/composer Rick Kilburn, In the Zone: Rick Kilburn, has just achieved a third Hollywood award win. Film director and Canadian Polaris Music Prize juror Kerilie McDowall and her crew just won the June 2021 Best Web and New Media award at IndieX Film Fest in Hollywood. Additionally at Hollywood's Indie ...

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Jake Hanlon

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Jake Hanlon is a Guitarist, Composer, and Educator based in Atlantic Canada where he maintains an active career as a performer and educator frequently performing with regional and international acts.

Hanlon released Follow and Autumn Song, both nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year by the ECMA. He is a member of Dual Chromatic, who's live album "Into the Pale" is scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2019.

Hanlon is an Assistant Professor of Music at Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish Nova Scotia and has been a member of the Faculty of Music since 2008

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Article: Live Review

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville

Read "Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain


Various venues Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec May 21-23, 2021 It seems appropriate that a festival of forward-looking music should be the first organization to present live indoor concerts in Quebec in more than a year. After having to cancel the 2020 edition of the Festival International ...

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Jesse Dietschi

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With performance credits ranging from orchestral soloist to jazz session player, Toronto bassist Jesse Dietschi is a truly versatile musician and composer equally experienced in jazz, classical, and popular music. Serving as the Principal Bassist of Sinfonia Toronto, he holds an Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School (RCM, Toronto) in Orchestral Performance, along with Masters degrees in both Jazz Performance (U of Toronto) and Composition (Brandon University). Jesse is a faculty member at the Southwestern Ontario Suzuki Institute, St. Andrew’s College, and the Oakville Suzuki Association

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Jon Bentley

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Jon Bentley is a Juno nominated saxophonist based in Vancouver, Canada. A versatile musician, Jon performs and records in many genres of music both as a leader and a sideman. He has recorded and/or performed professionally in concerts with musicians/ groups such as Kenny Wheeler, Seamus Blake, Dave Douglas, Mark Helias, Brad Turner, Denzal Sinclaire, Eddie Daniels, Oliver Lake, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Phil Dwyer's Saxophone Summit, The Temptations, Peggy Lee Band, Neil Swainson, and Metalwood. Aside from his participation in many recording projects as a sideman, Bentley has released two albums as a leader: "Jon Bentley Quintet: Motions" and "Diversions: American Prophecy." As a co-leader, Jon has released: "UGETSU: Live at the Cellar", "Wilson/Lee/Bentley: Escondido Dreams", and "Waxwing: A Bowl Of Sixty Taxidermists"

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News: Event

Celebrate ‘Jazz In Canada’ With Two Free Virtual Concerts April 29-30

Celebrate ‘Jazz In Canada’ With Two Free Virtual Concerts April 29-30

On April 29-30, 2021 at 8PM EDT, audiences are invited to experience the vitality of Canadian Jazz artists’ Kris Davis and FYEAR, co-presented by the National Arts Centre and Canada Council for the Arts, at Germany's jazzahead! These concerts will be streamed online from the National Arts Centre’s Facebook page and simultaneously streamed by 18* Canadian ...

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News: Recording

Platinum-Selling Classical Kids Releases First New Album In 20 Years 'Gershwin's Magic Key'

In work Billboard lauds as “one of the most completely wondrous examples of children’s entertainment… ever,” multi-award winning and Platinum selling non-profit Classical Kids LIVE! present their newest studio recording, Gershwin’s Magic Key—available now! It’s ‘Extra, extra! Read all about it!’ as audiences step into the streets of 1920s New York as a newspaper boy has ...

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News: Festival

A New Edition Of Montreal's Festival Jazz En Rafale Under The Theme 'LIVE CAM'

A New Edition Of Montreal's Festival Jazz En Rafale Under The Theme 'LIVE CAM'

With the pandemic not letting up, the Festival Jazz En Rafale LIVE CAM continues to bring the joy and intimacy of the 'live' jazz club-concert experience directly to the fans. Since it launched end of January 2021 (and running until May 2021), this year's festival is presenting nine different concerts featuring some of Quebec's most prolific ...

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News: TV / Film

Mini-Jazz Documentary 'In The Zone: Rick Kilburn,' A Hollywood Finalist

Mini-Jazz Documentary 'In The Zone: Rick Kilburn,' A Hollywood Finalist

“When I was 12 my father introduced me to Scott LaFaro and when my Dad asked me, ‘what do you want to do?’ I pointed at Scott and said, ’that,’” says jazz bassist/producer Rick Kilburn. “The pursuit of music is basically the pursuit of oneself...a very spiritual undertaking,” reflects the bassist. “I strive to occupy my ...

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Jacob Wutzke

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Jacob Wutzke is a Montréal/Toronto based drummer, bandleader, author, composer and music educator. Noted for his exceptional technique, creativity and ability to listen and improvise in the moment, he has become an in-demand sideman in the jazz and creative music scenes and continues to compose and perform music regularly. He has performed and recorded with Allison Au, Trevor Giancola, Pat LaBarbera, Jocelyn Gould, Michael Davidson, Brownman Ali, Miles Black, Jeff McGregor, Jim Brenan and more. Jacob has also studied with the likes of Larnell Lewis, Mark Kelso, Kirk MacDonald, Barry Romberg and Geoff Young


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