CBC's Jazz Poll

When CBC Music launched, they asked some of Canada’s finest jazz musicians what they thought were the most essential Canadian jazz albums — recordings of timeless music performed by talented jazz Canucks.

Now that the year is soon drawing to a close, it seems timely to share the top 10 that the CBC Music jazz team put together, created from all of their choices as well as their own, and turn to jazz fans to help finalize a Top 10 Canadian Jazz Essentials list.

Jazz on the Web

Farewell to Quotes

Wholenote's Ori Dagan talked to Fay Olson about the closing of Quotes Bar & Grill on King Street where she has been hosting a jazz series since 2006 with a who's who of Canadian jazz backed up by the Canadian Jazz Quartet

Quotes has been the home of the "Fridays at Five" series for 7 seasons now. What have been some of the musical highlights?

TDJ News

The Women's Blues Revue

The Women's Blues Revue is the biggest event of the year for the Toronto Blues Society and it has a lot of history. I remember a few years back when Shelagh Rogers christened Rita Chiarelli Canada's "Goddess of the Blues". That label stuck to Rita like velcro. Last night Garvia Baily spontaneously coined the nickname Donna "Goddamn" Grantis and the audience was definitely in agreement at that moment.

Jazz on the Web

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