Congratulations to this year's winners of Jazz JUNOs - Test of Time by Murley, Bickcert & Wallace for Traditional Jazz Album of the Year, Emilie-Claire Barlow for Vocal Jazz Album of the Year for her all-french Seule ce Soir and Joel Miller for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year (Swim!) Hamilton's Steve Strongman won Blues Album of the Year and Lorraine Klassen won the World Music category.
Toronto Downtown Jazz (TDJ) would like to congratulate violinist and composer Jaron Freeman-Fox on being one of three winners selected for the third annual TDJ Special Projects Initiative.
Earlier this week late night talk show host, David Letterman had Buddy Guy and Jose James on the show.
Grammy-winning banjo legend Bela Fleck tours the country playing acoustic banjo. But he uses technology to write music and edit recordings, as we discovered when we met him recently on a tour stop.
After much deliberation, our panel of judges have selected three projects to be part of the TDJ Special Projects Initiative.
Strictly using the Internet to keep up with Roy Hargrove is a difficult task. He’s not on Twitter, not very active on Facebook and no longer has his own website. He also hasn’t put out any studio albums since 2009. He’s a bit of an enigma online. Don’t be fooled however, Hargrove is still going quite strong, especially considering the struggle that exists for many.
Now Magazine recently came out with their Year in Review issue and guess who made the Top 10 Concerts?
From NPR Music:
Had you been watching The Tonight Show with Jay Leno one Monday night last March, you might have seen pianist Robert Glasper leading his Experiment band from the NBC studios in Burbank, Calif. Had you preferred the Late Show with David Letterman, you might have seen bassist and singer Esperanza Spalding front a horn-heavy ensemble at the Ed Sullivan Theater in midtown Manhattan.
Because it's the season of giving, we've got 10 CDS up for grabs!
If you've ever been to Toronto, then you know there isn't one thing that really defines us. Instead, there are various factors at play that make this one of the best cities to live in and visit!