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A late bloomer by any stretch of the imagination, this native of Edmonton, Canada, didn’t begin playing piano until age eighteen. However, he did show an interest in music at an early age, and as a result, his father handed down his own clarinet and taught him the basics when John Stetch was nine. A few years later, Stetch switched to alto saxophone and eventually completed his first year of university on classical tenor saxophone. “When I first broached the idea of playing piano, several of my teachers actually chuckled at the idea that I could suddenly take up piano so late in life. Come to think of it, they actually discouraged me. But I knew it was something I had to do … I just felt that the piano was my higher calling. I was inspired by the rhythmic and harmonic potential, and it’s such an enjoyable instrument to work at alone.”

ARTICLE: RADIO

20 Years of One Man’s Jazz

Read "20 Years of One Man’s Jazz" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This show marks the 20th anniversary of One Man's Jazz which began its radio journey on May 1, 1999 at CKUW 95.9 FM in Winnipeg, eventually shifting to extraterrestrial Taint Radio in 2012. Rather than just play something from my favourite recording list for each of those twenty years (that was too easy), I decided to ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves - "Brooklyn Elegy" Just Released Video #2 "You Warm Me Up"

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves  - "Brooklyn Elegy"    Just Released Video #2 "You Warm Me Up"

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves BRAND NEW VIDEO: “You Warm Me Up" JAZZIZ MAGAZINE SOON, JAZZ WEEK RADIO STATIONS NOW, VIDEO ON YOUTUBE! The Jazz Thieves Hit Again. Video #2 From Brooklyn Elegy! (watch below) The Jazz Thieves, the hot, new New York City band led by bassist John Gray, ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves "Brooklyn Elegy" Strike Again With New Video!

Bassist John Gray And The Jazz Thieves  "Brooklyn Elegy"  Strike Again With New Video!

New music video supporting their latest release Brooklyn Elegy. The Jazz Thieves, through personal and evocative lyrics, passionate and soulful improvisation, and thoughtful, wide-ranging originals revitalize jazz by reconnecting it to its roots. Inspired by their heroes Duke Ellington, Tom Waits, Bill Withers and Ray Charles, they “steal" the feel, fire and fervor of 70's soul, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves Exciting New Release Pushes The Boundaries! "Brooklyn Elegy"

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves Exciting New Release Pushes The Boundaries! "Brooklyn Elegy"

Bassist John Gray & The Jazz Thieves Exciting New Release Pushes The Boundaries! Brooklyn Elegy CD Release Date: September 22 CD Release Gig: October 15- 8pm at The Way Station in Brooklyn The Jazz Thieves, through personal and evocative lyrics, passionate and soulful improvisation, and thoughtful, wide-ranging originals ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Francois Bourassa: Quid Pro Piano

Read "Francois Bourassa: Quid Pro Piano" reviewed by Robert J. Lewis

François Bourassa 2010 Festival International de Jazz de MontréalChapelle historique du Bon-PasteurMontreal, CanadaJune 30, 2010 When pianist/composer François Bourassa performed in the mid-1980s at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, the sound he produced registered like a doubled-up fist of angry, aggressive music that, stylistically, recalled attack dog pugilist Roberto ...

TV Trio

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2009
Track listing: The Waltons; This Is It (Bugs Bunny); Star Trek; Dallas; Love Boat; The Six Million Dollar Man; Rocky and Bullwinkle; The Mighty Hercules; The Price Is Right; All My Children; The Flintstones; Sanford and Son.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Stetch: TV Trio

Read "TV Trio" reviewed by Graham L. Flanagan

With TV Trio, pianist John Stetch lays the groundwork for reinstituting jazz as part of the mainstream: pop-culture consciousness. Stetch, bassist Doug Weiss and drummer Rodney Green interpret 12 vintage TV theme songs. Some are instantly recognizable due to the faithfulness of the arrangements. Others are a little harder to decipher, Stetch taking inspiration from a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Ottawa Jazz Festival 2009: Days 1-3, June 25-27, 2009

Read "Ottawa Jazz Festival 2009: Days 1-3, June 25-27, 2009" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 John Stetch TV Trio / Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy / Roberta Gambarini Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio / Jimmy Cobb's So What Band; S.M.V. The Botos Brother / Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue / Al GreenTD Canada Trust Ottawa International Jazz Festival Ottawa, Ontario, Canada ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

John Stetch: TV Trio

Read "TV Trio" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Pianist John Stetch makes it clear that the Great American Songbook has a sequel: television themes. With TV Trio, Stetch presents a collection of some of his favorite themes from perhaps the most influential period of this music, the '70s and '80s. Canada-born Stetch earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Montreal and won ...


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