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01.05.10
Jazz
Happy New Year! It was freezing on Saturday night, but after a day of teaching and some scrumptious Japanese food at Sushi Queen restaurant, I headed down to Harbourfront to catch John’s set from 8pm. It didn’t take long for me
01.03.10
Jazz
1996 -begins as a four-member band (drums, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals and woodwinds); first public performance in november in Student's Culture Center (SKC) in Belgrade, Serbia.1997 -band begets its fifth member, a violinist; jams staged in various places in Belgrade
11.20.09
Jazz
In one of my previous posts I wondered “Where is technology taking us these days” Naxos Music Library is one of the web-sites that makes me wonder the same thing. This library, a subscription based service, is an archive of over
11.02.09
Jazz
by Troy
Behold, she who is…Nina Simone. Nina Simone’s artistry is so vast and expansive that it is often difficult for people to categorize her. She is generally lumped into Jazz, but I put her in the get-inside-you-and-make-you-jive category. Nina Simone is and
11.02.09
Jazz
by Troy
Faith Hope Consolo, the “Queen of Retail” (retail real estate that is) has said that “Fashion follows food”…where there’s good food, fashion and good shopping follow. Ms. Consolo is also the New York-based powerhouse responsible for putting Marc Jacobs on Mercer
10.31.09
Jazz
There is no one on this planet that could accuse me of having a single-minded interest in a particular type of music. My uni supervisor constantly despaired over my apparent lack of research focus. Let me know if any of this
10.24.09
Jazz
Whether it brings about a heightened sense of focus, a feeling of loss, or a desire to reflect, fall affects everyone who experiences it. The following 5 songs are a mix of new releases that are either in rotation now,
09.17.09
Jazz
The City Dreams (2005) for solo bass clarinet During my postgraduate studies in the UK, I was lucky enough (and floored!) to have Harry Spaarnay premiere I piece that I had written for solo bass clarinet. The premiere took place at
09.08.09
Jazz
Note: This post is part of September's Curator's Corner Theme: Anniversaries, celebrating great artistic legacies. The final year of a decade is always an interesting one, culturally speaking, straddling between the ending decade and the decade yet to come.
08.02.09
Jazz
This month in Classical and Experimental Music (as well as related genres and subgenres), I would like to focus on “quiet music.” William Cosgreve wrote the oft-misquoted line “music has charms to soothe the savage breast,” and many people have taken
06.25.09
Jazz
Standing in line on a Tuesday night, for two hours, on Vine Street. My Friend Carey had invited me to tag along to attend the screening of Björk's Voltaic: The Volta Tour Live. The film is a live document
06.15.09
Jazz
The Grove Dictionary of Music describes ethnomusicology as “[t]he study of social and cultural aspects of music and dance in local and global contexts.” This differs somewhat from musicology, which Grove defines as “the scholarly study of music.” While from these
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