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JACKIE RICHARDSON Well known for her multitude of work on stage, screen and studio, Jackie Richardson is highly recognized in Canada and a star in her own right. Born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Jackie moved to Toronto when she was very young. She began her career at the age of 7 singing in her church choir. In 1964, at the age of 17, Jackie went on to perform in her first group. Since then she has acted in film, theatre and television and toured across Canada and the world performing with renowned artists such as Ray Charles, Anne Murray, Dr. John and Celine Dion to name a few. Jackie has also appeared in films directed by Sidney Lumet and Norman Jewison

The Journey So Far

Label: Modica Music
Released: 2020
Track listing: And if You Please; Dina Dance; Those Damn I Love Yous; Encanto De Mi Nina; Si Tu Quesireas; Via Romano; You're My Everything; Non Dimenticar; And if You Please (instrumental).

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Mario Romano: The Journey So Far

Read "The Journey So Far" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Argentinian-born, Canadian-based pianist Mario Romano delivers his fourth album as leader with The Journey So Far, essentially a compilation project that takes tracks from previously recorded albums and presents them in new light. A successful real-estate developer with a strong musical background, Romano spent most of his life building a business career and after achieving uncommon ...

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A Sondheim Jazz Project: A Sondheim Jazz Project: City of Strangers

Read "A Sondheim Jazz Project: City of Strangers" reviewed by David Bittinger

This CD crosses two soft borders: one between Canada and the U.S, and one between show tunes and jazz. It presents the work of the most famous Broadway songwriter of the past half century as might be heard performed at the Village Vanguard rather than the Winter Garden.Saxophonist and arranger Bobby Hsu's “A Sondheim ...

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Peter Appleyard: Sophisticated Ladies

Read "Sophisticated Ladies" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Celebrated Canadian vibraphonist Peter Appleyard made some waves on his last instrumental album, revisiting the past in a previously unreleased recording that captured a select group of jazz giants on the historic The Lost 1974 Session (Linus, 2011). Now, this 84 year-old jazz legend focuses on the present and surrounds himself with a phenomenal group of ...

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Peter Appleyard: Sophisticated Ladies

Read "Sophisticated Ladies" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Peter Appleyard seems to have a way with the ladies. The octogenarian vibraphonist brings his virile mallet work to bear while escorting a dozen lovely songbirds through some smartly arranged standards on this, his second release the span of a few months. Appleyard started off the year by looking toward the past, issuing a previously unreleased ...


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