Results for "Jon Maharaj"
Jon Maharaj is one of Toronto's busiest bassists. He has performed and or recorded with Reg Schwager, Mike Murley, Christian Scott, Matt Stevens, Dione Taylor, and many others. He's appeared on dozens of recordings crossing a number of genres. He graduated from the University of Toronto's Jazz studies program. He lived in New York on a Canada Council grant, where he had the opportunity to study with Drew Gress, Ben Street, Scott Colley and Matt Brewer. He writes music. He plays music. He recently got really into reading "watchmen".
Label: Empress Music Group
Track listing: 1. A Dream Within a Dream (feat. Emilie-Claire Barlow) 2. Sonnet 49 (feat. Robin Dann) 3. Here and Heaven (feat. Michelle Willis & Alex Samaras) 4. Birdwings (feat. Alex Samaras) 5. Oh, Life (feat. Laila Biali & Alex Samaras) 6. The Fiddle and the Drum (feat. Lydia Persaud) 7. To a Stranger (feat. Felicity Williams w/ strings) 8. Finis (feat. Emilie-Claire Barlow) Vocalists and composers listed above. Music arranged by Amanda Tosoff
by Jack Bowers
The big news in Canadian jazz circles in 2019 was that musician and educator Phil Nimmons had retiredat age ninety-six. His decision marked the end of several eras that began more than seventy years ago and included forty-six years as a music teacher at the University of Toronto, ten acclaimed recordings as leader of his own ...
By Fawn Fritzen
Label: Self Produced
Track listing: Do Do Do; Make It a Double; Tea for Two; La tête dans la lune; Small Day Tomorrow; Just a Little Dance; Always; Can't Find My Way No More; Begin the Beguine; Lies of Handsome Men; Straighten Out; Please Send Me Someone to Love
by Dave Wayne
The sheer number of great young jazz musicians coming out of every corner of the world is simply staggering. Allison Au is an alto saxophonist from Toronto, Ontario, Canada whose debut album, The Sky Was Pale Blue, Then Grey (Self-Produced, 2014) was nominated for a Juno Award: Canada's equivalent of a Grammy nomination. Her new album, ...
by Edward Blanco
Canadian saxophonist and composer Johnny Griffith is a multi-JUNO Award nominee and leads a vibrant quintet of first-call musicians on their debut recording entitled Dance With The Lady, comprised of nine stellar originals in the contemporary jazz mold exhibiting influences from the great Joe Henderson, Kenny Wheeler, Andrew Hill and Anton Weber among others. Grounded in ...
by Dan Bilawsky
Checking out up-and-coming tenor saxophonists is often akin to checking out strong man competitions: In both cases you often have strapping and stentorian figures going through their routine(s) while trying to impress by bulldozing through anything in their path. These types of musical displays are often awe-inspiring, whether observed live or on record, and a good ...