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ALL THAT JAZZ - Be-bop and Charlie Parker

January
9
,
2016
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THANKS for your comments about Harry James on last week’s Richmond and All That Jazz, he certainly was easy to listen to.  For this week’s suggestion, something (as Monty Python would say) completely different. Be-Bop; the...

Bringing in the New Year with Harry James

January
2
,
2016
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FOR THE FIRST Richmond and All That Jazz of 2016, I thought it would be fitting to bring it in with one of the greatest trumpet players of all time. Sometimes he is overlooked when a list of the all-time greats is discussed, but just...

Beatles say 'let it be' as their albums become available for streaming globally

December
23
,
2015
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NEW YORK — They love us, yeah! yeah! yeah! At 12:01 a.m. local time on Dec. 24 around the world, the Beatles' music will be available for streaming from numerous outlets, a representative announced Wednesday. Streaming services that...

Chorus brightens season with song

December
21
,
2015
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The Cantabile Singers were busy “making spirits bright” Sunday night at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. About 120 people attended a Christmas concert called Making Spirits Britght. The program featured the 16-member chorus,...

New Year's chamber concert set for The Rex

December
21
,
2015
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Chamber Musicians of Kamloops hold their second annual New Year’s concert at a downtown performance venue that has undergone a transformation Classical Coffee House will be the first chamber performance held at The Rex. Formerly Cactus...

ALL THAT JAZZ - Some Christmas jazz

December
19
,
2015
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THIS WEEK on RAATJ a thank you for all of the great comments about the last edition, the Sant Andreaus Jazz Band.  This young group of musicians delighted and amazed us all; jazz is in good hands.  For this edition some Christmas Music,...

Cuddy and son play to CP Holiday train crowd

December
14
,
2015
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Christmas spirit arrives by the carload Thursday, Dec. 17, when the CP Holiday Train arrives downtown in support of food banks, this year with a country rock family feel to the entertainment lineup. The train is scheduled to arrive at 5:05 p.m....

Orchestra unravels A Christmas Tapestry

December
4
,
2015
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Thompson Valley Orchestra is back on stage this weekend to perform its seasonal program, A Christmas Tapestry. The community orchestra welcomes guest choristers, the Serious Options Choir, for a program of traditional and festive music centred...

The Sheepdogs play Cactus Jack's Feb. 17

December
2
,
2015
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The Sheepdogs bring their retro-rock harmonies to town for a performance on Feb. 17 at Cactus Jack’s. Touring in support of their latest recording, Future Nostalgia, released in October, the band makes two stops in the B.C. Interior, Vernon...

ALL THAT JAZZ - Sant Andreu Jazz Band

November
28
,
2015
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FOR THIS edition of RAATJ I am continuing with the theme, young people and jazz.  It is so refreshing to see them playing this music and doing it so well.  It's also good to see the odd white haired guy there too, no doubt...