Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

Jazz Clubs in Montréal (Canada)

In Jazz Clubs on August 13, 2015 at 9:31 pm

Dear friends,

It’s with pleasure that I come back to post some news after a long silence but… I didn’t forget you at all !

Jacques Laurin, general manager of The National Jazz Orchestra of Montréal, let me now that a very good post on a blog was posted today. It concerns two places where you can listen to jazz in the city and with a huge quality!

Here is the link:

Enjoy and I will write very soon !



Jazz : job (teaching) opportunity in Canada

In Job opportunity on June 8, 2012 at 10:45 pm

Dear friends,

The message that will follow will be in French because it concerns the French speaking part of Canada.

La directrice des études musicales de l’Ecole de Musique Vincent-d’Indy a lancé un appel aux candidatures pour la section jazz.

N’hésitez pas à la contacter via Linkedin sous le profil suivant :

Bonne chance et belles créations !


Voici déjà un panel des professeurs en charge des cours :

Julie Lamontagne, Dany Roy,Carlos Alberto Jimenez, Victoria Doyon, Frédéric Pauze, Eduardo Pipman et Daniel Gigon

Lost in the desert, no jazz clubs, listen to !

In Few written notes on November 18, 2011 at 8:47 am

Information shared by Cameron Field.

More than just a radio station, JAZZ.FM91 is Canada’s only broadcaster and registered not-for-profit charitable arts organization dedicated to e nriching the cultural, educational and community experience of their audience.

Providing youth programs and partnering with educational institutions, JAZZ.FM91 gives opportunities for thousands of promising young students and emerging artists to gain experience in music and broadcasting through workshops, internships, scholarships, and jazz-related content and programs. Jazzology, the Jazz 4 Kids concert series, theJAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band, and The Canadian Jazz Archive Online (www.canadianjazzarchive.orgare some of the JAZZ.FM91 programs and resources available to youth interested in expanding their knowledge of jazz.

The station has found a favoured place in the minds of a country that, because of its diversity and musical sophistication, has embraced the concept of an all-jazz format within a non-profit, educational context. The view of jazz as a small part of the world of music is outdated; in the past few years, as music recording sales have declined, the sale of jazz and blues recordings has grown by 45%. Jazz may be growing more mainstream, but also Canada’s mainstream is expanding its taste through jazz. Another indicator of the hold that jazz has: our website is one of the most visited jazz sites in the world and our iPhone app has been downloaded by almost 300,000 jazz fans around the world.

The variety and depth of the station’s programming make JAZZ.FM91 by far the most popular and innovative jazz station in Canada. JAZZ.FM91 is the only station broadcasting real jazz 24-7 in Canada.

Jazz Club of the Month : The Rex

In Jazz Clubs on October 13, 2011 at 8:13 am

Jazz Club in Toronto – Canada

“Where jazz musicians come to hear jazz.”

From humble beginnings, The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar has grown into a musical mecca presenting 19 shows per week.

Since the late ’80s, the Rex has been at the forefront of Toronto’s thriving local jazz scene. The casual atmosphere, eclectic mix of retro-chic decor, and an exciting variety of draught beer combine to make The Rex feel like a second home.

The Jazz & Blues Bar continually attracts Canada’s finest musicians and is unique in that it remains distinctly inexpensive and affordable for the budget-conscious. During the annual Downtown Jazz Festival, The Rex is one of the central venues with the busiest programme. All year long, it’s not unusual for world-renowned musicians (like Kurt Elling, Randy Brecker, Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center Orchestra, Chris Potter, Roy Hargrove’s RH Factor, Joshua Redman, Russel Malone, Harry Connick Jr., George Garzone, Frank Tiberi, David Binney, Mark Turner, The Bloomdaddies, Ari Hoenig’s Punk Bop, Willem Breuker Kollektiv, Ricardo Del Fra, Derek Trucks Band, Mulgrew Miller, Eric Reed, Stacy Rowles, Ani Difranco, Maceo Parker, Dave Liebman, Seamus Blake, Chris Tarry, Henry Hey, Pete McCann, Chris Cheek, Tim LeFebvre, Keith Carlock, Gary Versace, Dan Weiss, Slide Hampton, Joe & Pat LaBarbera, Christian Scott, Rob McConnell, Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Scott Colley, Antonio Sanchez, Don Byron and many more) to show up on our stage.

At The Rex, we stay true to our motto: “More Great Jazz than anywhere else, all the time!”

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