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The Fleck Theatre is a new venue for the Canadian National Jazz Awards, a soft seat traditional theatre with great sound. There were quite a few empty seats. That’s a shame as the show featured minimal talking about jazz and maximum playing of jazz. From the get go, the big band of Yamaha All Stars conducted by Denny Christianson jump started the show in high energy fashion. This is a group of talented high school kids from all over the country. As host Patrick Taylor commented, "These kids come
The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival for three days will celebrate the joy of jazz with a variety of legendary performers and visionary new artists in a weekend of jazz, blues, folk, and American song with performances on multiple stages at the Monterey Fairgrounds in bucolic Monterey, California.

The Arena/Jimmy Lyons Stage will be the focal point of the Festival, with a lineup that includes legendary pianist Hank Jones, saxophnonist Joe Lovano, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (led by nine-t

The 52nd Monterey Jazz Festival for three days will celebrate the joy of jazz with a variety of legendary performers and visionary new artists in a weekend of jazz, blues, folk, and American song with performances on multiple stages at the Monterey Fairgrounds in bucolic Monterey,California.

The Arena/Jimmy Lyons Stage will be the focal point of the Festival, with a lineup that includes legendary pianist Hank Jones, saxophnonist Joe Lovano, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (led by nine-ti

There's an amazing feast for the eyes and ears of photos and live concert footage featuring blues guitar great Buddy Guy and his 2nd lead/rhythm guitarist Ric 'Jaz Guitar' Hall, at Ric's myspace.com page. Some of this awesome live footage of Buddy Guy and Ric Hall, includes Calgary, Alberta in July 2007.

Also featured is concert footage from Buddy Guy's Legends and Kingston Mines in Chicago

Needless to say, Concord is still celebrating its tremendous night at the Grammys. Best Album of the Year, Best Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year and five additional awards bestowed on "Genius Loves Company" and the irreplaceable Ray Charles. To top it all, last week, they officially went certified triple-platinum!

Congratulations are also in order for their favorite LA band, Ozomatli. The boys took home the GRAMMY for Best Latin Rock / Alternative Album of Year for "Stree

Needless to say, Concord is still celebrating its tremendous night at the Grammys. Best Album of the Year, Best Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album of the Year and five additional awards bestowed on "Genius Loves Company" and the irreplaceable Ray Charles. To top it all, last week, they officially went certified triple-platinum!

Congratulations are also in order for their favorite LA band, Ozomatli. The boys took home the GRAMMY for Best Latin Rock / Alternative Album of Year for "Stree

Nancy Wilson's R.S.V.P. (Rare Songs, Very Personal) (MCG Jazz)
BEST JAZZ VOCAL ALBUM

McCoy Tyner with Gary Bartz, Terence Blanchard, Christian McBride & Lewis Nash's Illuminations
BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM

Ladysmith Black Mambazo's Raise Your Spirit Higher (Heads Up)
BEST TRADITIONAL WORLD MUSIC ALBUM

Jennifer Higdon's City Scape, Concerto for Orchestra (Jack Renner, engineer)
BEST ENGINEERED ALBUM

Berlioz: Requiem (Robert Spano, conductor; Norman Mackenzie

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