Erica Rae Chong's interview with Tyler Yarema

At 21, Tyler Yarema left his Thunder Bay hometown to seek stardom in the province’s biggest, glitziest city. He’d only started playing the piano five years earlier, but had his heart set on playing music for a living...Read the full story...

Erica Rae Chong's review of George Benson

In 1976, George Benson rocketed to fame with the pop-jazz album Breezin'. The title track's easygoing melody has survived the ensuing decades, becoming immortalised as a smooth jazz standard...Read the full story...

Marika Galea's review of Bill Frisell

"Frisell Plays Lennon" (featuring Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen) hit the Enwave Theatre Tuesday night, giving both Bill Frisell and John Lennon lovers a delightful night out...Read the full story...

Marika Galea's review of Bill Frisell

"Frisell Plays Lennon" (featuring Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr and Kenny Wollesen) hit the Enwave Theatre Tuesday night, giving both Bill Frisell and John Lennon lovers a delightful night out...Read the full story...

Marika Galea's interview with Mario Castro

Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist and recent Berklee graduate Mario Castro will be bringing his quintet to The Rex Hotel on Wednesday, June 27th at 5:00P.M. The set will feature music from his debut album, Primavera, as well as some newer compositions...Read the full story...

Marika Galea's review of Shannon Graham's Storytellers

Shannon Graham’s Storytellers hit the stage at The Central Monday night with an array of highly arranged and narrative original music...Read the full story...

Mike DeiCont's review of Robert Glasper

34 year-old jazz pianist Robert Glasper stopped by the TD Toronto Jazz Festival for two shows in support of his recently released crossover record entitled Black Radio. Straying away from his jazz roots, the pianist’s fifth record features many top drawer hip-hop and neo-soul artists...Read the full story...

Marika Galea's review of Hiromi and The Bad Plus

Let’s get one thing out of the way: The technical prowess with which Hiromi Uehara performed Sunday night was astounding. Her opening set confused many patrons who thought she was headlining...Read the full story...

Erica Rae Chong's review of Mario Romano

Natalie Cole’s anticipated Sony Centre gig turned out to be a different kind of unforgettable...Read the full story...

Erica Rae Chong's interview with Quincy Bullen

Purists may find the notion of blending techno and jazz sacrilegious, but Quincy Bullen thinks that’s the way of the future... Read the full story...

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