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Duncan Hopkins

Canadian double bassist, composer and arranger Duncan Hopkins

has been working at the highest levels of jazz for almost thirty years.

In that time he has worked with such jazz legends as Norma

Winstone, Bobo Stenson, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass, Scott

Hamilton, Houston Person, Warren Vache, Ed Bickert, Mark Murphy,

Peter Appleyard, Bobby Watson, Jeremy Pelt, Byron Stripling, Dianna

Krall, Kenny Wheeler, Sam Rivers, Harry Allen and Edward Simon to

name but a few and playing in clubs and venues such as the

National Arts Centre in Canada, Royal Festival Hall in England and

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Music From Felipe Salles, Robin Nitram, Rudy Royston And More

Read "New Music From Felipe Salles, Robin Nitram, Rudy Royston And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


Featured on this week's show are new releases from Felipe Salles, Robin Nitram, Rudy Royston, Duncan Hopkins, Soft Machine, Mark Dresser, Xavier Charles & Eric Normand, Michael Formanek, Marc Ducret, and Pat Thomas with Chris Sharkey & Luke Reddin-Williams.Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Robin Nitram “African Birds" from Sugar Free (Ramble Records) 00:47 Rudy Royston ...

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Article: Profile

Martin Speake: The Thinking Fan's Saxophonist

Read "Martin Speake: The Thinking Fan's Saxophonist" reviewed by Duncan Heining


British alto saxophonist, Martin Speake, is one of the most adventurous and articulate musicians in a music peppered with creative artists. That he is not a household name--even within the proscribed and marginalised world of jazz--says more about the times than it does about Speake or his single-minded approach to his art. Speake combines ...

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Article: Album Review

Kinga: Guess Who I Saw Today

Read "Guess Who I Saw Today" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Born in Poland and eventually settling in Ottawa, Ontario, Canadian songstress Kinga reveals her debut recording Guess Who I Saw Today presenting a terrific selection of standards and reimagined classics produced and arranged by friend and pianist extraordinaire Bill King. Gifted with a dark crisp voice, Kinga's love for jazz was developed at an early age ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Martin Speake: The Unquiet Mind

Read "Martin Speake: The Unquiet Mind" reviewed by Duncan Heining


We have here three very fine CDs from British alto saxophonist, Martin Speake. Speake is classically trained and when I first heard him in the late 90s, he brought to jazz a tone that emphasised the clarity of each note and the purity of the melodic line that was quite unusual in a music more used ...

News: Education

International Jazz Workshop Germany August 9-14, 2012

International Jazz Workshop Germany August 9-14, 2012

Jazz and world music have rediscovered for our culture what is in fact at the heart of all music making: expressing and communicating our own humanity in terms of music, developing and exchanging creativity with others. This event is a 6 day study and experience course. It is open to musicians of all ages who would ...

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News: Event

The New Singer's Jazz Series Spring Fling in Toronto

The New Singer's Jazz Series Spring Fling in Toronto

SATURDAY MARCH 10th Doors Open 6:30 For Dinner—Show Starts @ 8pm Hosted by Julie McGregor Featuring Special Guests: Maureen Kennedy, Laura Marks, Neil Kristian Parent, Moreen Murray and jazz poet; Chris Hercules with Norman Amadio on piano and Duncan Hopkins on bass Trane Studio is located at: 964 Bathurst Street ...

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Article: Live Review

Guinness Cork Jazz Festival: Cork, Ireland October 28-31, 2011

Read "Guinness Cork Jazz Festival: Cork, Ireland October 28-31, 2011" reviewed by Ian McLaren


Guinness Cork Jazz Festival 2011Cork, IrelandOctober 28-31, 2011One of the few nice things about October is the pleasure of returning to Cork, the perfect city for a jazz festival, and being met by that great Irish hospitality. Arriving at the airport, all shiny and modern, and wondering how to get into town, suddenly ...

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Article: Live Review

TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 23-25, 2011

Read "TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 1-3: June 23-25, 2011" reviewed by Alain Londes


TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2011Toronto, CanadaJune 24-July 3, 2011 2011 marked the 25th anniversary for a festival that is a key stopping point for artists coming to Canada. Organizers always have to strike the right balance when booking top names and other talented international artists. A key change from previous ...


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