Tag Archives: juno

December 08

JUNO Award-Winning Reggae Master Jay Douglas Drops “Jah Children”

JUNO Award-nominated and award winning reggae and music master and 70-something (!!!) Jay Douglas drops “Jah Children” — available now from Slammin Media and worldwide by Believe Distribution.  The track features iconic Jamaican dancehall DJ General Trees and a remix by JUNO Award-winning Canadian reggae artist Dubmatix As Douglas sings, “we live in a land, […]

December 02

First Round of Performing Artists Announced for Toronto's Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival

WHAT: Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival Today, Toronto-based Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival announced its 18th annual celebration, with music and food on full display February 21- 23, 2020, including a stellar lineup of JUNO, Maple Blues, and Canadian Folk Music-winners including Lynn Miles, Jack de Keyzer, Swamperella and Wendell Ferguson. Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is on Brunswick Ave (near Spadina Avenue and […]

July 16

TD Markham Jazz Festival Announces Headliners – JUNO Winners Michael Kaeshammer, Alison Young & Brandi Disterheft

TD Markham Jazz Festival have announced this year’s headlining acts set to perform among the 30+ free concerts across three stages this August 16th, 17th, and 18th.  Fresh off her debut and JUNO Award-winning album win for So Here We Are, Alison Young will headline the Millennium Bandstand Friday, August 16th at 7:30pm, ahead of LowDown […]

July 16

Toronto’s Kensington Market Jazz Festival Returns for Fourth Year – Sep. 13-15, 2019

Toronto’s acclaimed Kensington Market Jazz Festival will continue its annual tradition, showcasing hundreds of Canadian musicians this September 13th, 14th, and 15th.  Celebrating its fourth year in a row, the three-day event will feature more than 300 Canadian jazz musicians with over 100 JUNO Awards to their names, from across the country in some 150 […]

July 02

Award winning and JUNO-nominated Jazz vocalist Heather Bambrick celebrates the release of her newest album, Fine State – available now!

The album sees Bambrick moving in some new musical directions, with a more Pop-influenced Jazz sound, featuring strong Canadian content, and original material. ““(It’s) more of a departure from the traditional sort of records I’ve made in the past,” she says. “This project brings together more of the things that inspire me overall, not just […]

May 27

JUNO-Nominated Matt Herskowitz “Mirror Image” album release at Jazz Bistro June 4 – Interview with you?

Uniquely combining the superlative technique of a classical virtuoso with his prowess in jazz, world music and free improvisation, pianist, composer and arranger Matt Herskowitz has carved out a unique and personal voice in music. Over the course of the last decade, Matt has produced a series of critically-acclaimed recordings, premiered his works in settings from New […]

January 22

Matt Anderson Announces Halfway Home by Morning To Be Released March 22, 2019

Award-winning Canadian soul-bluesman Matt Andersen today announces the forthcoming release of Halfway Home by Morning (True North Records) — available worldwide Friday, March 22nd, 2019. photo by Scott Doubt Unbridled joy springs eternal from Halfway Home by Morning. His tenth full-length release, the album was recorded live off the floor in Nashville, Tennessee and deftly […]

October 06

David Gogo New Blues Album, “17 Vultures”

Since bursting onto the Canadian music scene with his 1994 self-titled album, 6-time Juno Award Nominee and a 3-time recipient of ‘Guitarist of The Year’ at the Maple Blues Awards, David Gogo has racked up a long list of accolades and accomplishments over his illustrious career.   David Gogo is ready to release his 15th […]

July 11

If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan – by Catherine MacLellan

Review by Eric Alper If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan finds the Juno-winning daughter of the legendary PEI songwriter creating dazzling readings of her father’s classic catalogue… There are skillful tributes and heartfelt homages. And then there’s If It’s Alright With You: The Songs of Gene MacLellan, a legacy project like no […]

2014 JUNO Nominee Alysha Brilla “Womyn” Album Release Party @ The Painted Lady (Wednesday, Oct 1)

Alysha Brilla, (2014 Juno Nominee) “Womyn” Album Release showcase performance took place on Wed Oct 1, 2014 at The Painted Lady (218 Ossignton Avenue).  Walking from my office located in the business district of downtown Toronto, to an intimate bar, The Painted Lady, I found myself feeling a little overdressed…but actually relaxed. As I made my way past the […]