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ALL THAT JAZZ - Chet Baker on trumpet

February
21
,
2016
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LAST WEEK it was the poet of the piano, Bill Evans, this week the poet of the trumpet, Chet Baker.  A little known musician outside of the jazz world.  He’s easy to listen to; his approach to the horn is different than that of...

Pictures drawn from Ravel's music

February
10
,
2016
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When Kamloops Symphony approached the school district to work with an art class, SD73 art instructor Lisa Yamaoka was more than happy to help create a student art exhibition for a very fitting programme. Kamloops Symphony’s next Masterworks...

ALL THAT JAZZ - Bill Evans

February
7
,
2016
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THIS TIME on Richmond And All That Jazz, the poet of the piano.  It is quiet, it is introspective, it is as though the piano is a part of him, expressing his innermost thoughts.  The style is unlike any other you have heard.  He...

ALL THAT JAZZ - Bill Watrous

January
23
,
2016
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FOR RICHMOND And All that Jazz this week I have chosen a trombone player.  There are many excellent trombone players around, but I have chosen Bill Watrous because of his exceptional technique and his unbelievable range. He has been...

ALL THAT JAZZ - Joey Alexander

January
16
,
2016
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FOR THIS EDITION of Richmond And All That Jazz, again something different. A child prodigy on the piano, playing jazz way beyond his years.  He is Joey Alexander and he is 11 years old. There isn't much that...

Former David Bowie collaborator considered halting tour after singer's death

January
13
,
2016
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TORONTO — Fans of David Bowie gathered at a jam-packed Toronto concert hall on Tuesday to pay tribute to the beloved performer with a spirited event focused almost solely on the music. What could've become a spectacle for the colourful...

Monster Truck rumbles into CJ’s

January
12
,
2016
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Out of hardworking Hamilton, Ont., the band Monster Trucks has hauled in enough awards to show that hard rock still has a hold in Canada. The band — Jon Harvey (vocals and bass), Jeremy Widerman (guitar and vocals), Brandon Bliss...

Canadian man remembers jamming with David Bowie as an 11-year-old kid

January
12
,
2016
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TORONTO — When Seth Scholes walked backstage to meet David Bowie nearly 30 years ago, the 11-year-old saxophone player from Kingston, Ont., was hardly aware of how the encounter would help shape his life. It was a chance meeting with one of...

Magic of Vienna traces history of waltz

January
11
,
2016
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There is one New Year’s celebration left in store for Kamloops, the celebrated musical tradition of Kamloops Symphony’s annual Magic of Vienna, Jan. 15-16. With this year’s concert, the KSO focuses on the evolution of the...

David Bowie, the iconic, other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries, dies at 69

January
11
,
2016
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NEW YORK — David Bowie, the other-worldly musician who broke pop and rock boundaries with his creative musicianship, nonconformity, striking visuals and a genre-spanning persona he christened Ziggy Stardust, died of cancer Sunday. He was 69...