The Artistic Director's Guide to Jazz - Live! with Alex Samaras

At each session of The Artistic Director's Guide to Jazz - Live!, Artistic Director Josh Grossman chats with a local musician about, and plays tracks from, some of the artists performing at the 2014 TD Toronto Jazz Festival. For this session, Josh sat down with local vocalist extraordinaire Alex Samaras to discuss some of the singers performing at the 2014 Festival. Here's how it went:

• Start-9:30 - Josh discusses Alex's approach to singing
• 9:31-22:20 - Josh and Alex discuss Gregory Porter, and listen to “No Love Dying” from Liquid States
• 22:21-39:21 - Josh and Alex discuss Dianne Reeves, and listen to "Waiting in Vain” from Beautiful Life
• 39:22-53.17 - Josh and Alex discuss Norma Winstone, and listen to “A Tor a tor” from Dance Without Answer
• 53:18-1:06:56 - Josh and Alex discuss Bobby McFerrin, and listen to “Blackbird” from The Voice

Check out this year's other AD's Guide to Jazz - Live! sessions:

Josh chats with Larnell Lewis about R&B-influenced acts at this year’s festival.
Josh chats with Bill King about some of the musicians performing solo at this year’s festival.
Josh chats with Margaret Stowe about some of the guitarists appearing at this year’s festival.

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