Jazz at Princeton University Announces Diverse and Compelling Season October 12, 2019 – May 9, 2020 Guest artists include Portuguese vocalist/composer Sara Serpa with Nigerian writer Emmanuel Iduma, Chilean vocal sensation Claudia Acuña, & Grammy-nominated Cuban drummer & MacArthur Fellow Dafnis Prieto Faculty groups are led by Jazz at Princeton head Rudresh Mahanthappa, Trineice … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – All That Jazz
Not many albums are great. Most new albums contain four or five great tracks and the rest are fillers. Not by choice - it is just the nature of the beast. It is hard to write ten or more great songs. It is hard to come up with new stuff in 2019. It turns out … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Album Release of The Week
The new year brings hope. Not just for regular folk, business people or pets. More than anyone, artists and musicians require a changing of course to right a sometimes leaky boat. It ain't easy maneuvering the seas of art, just ask the Flock of Seagulls circling aimlessly overhead. Here now are The Top … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Top Ten Musician New Year’s Resolutions
It all started in the basement ... That's usually the spot rebel teenagers get together to ' under ' mine their parents' and society's rules. Randy Bowen and Chris Brodbeck were no different. Thirty five years later - the duo, along with the 'new' bandmates Aaron Little ( guitar ) and Dave Fudge ( Drums ) … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – See Spot Run Celebrate Thirty – Five Years in Powerful Style.
The band was not cutting edge but it was. The band did not invent Rock n Roll but it did. The reason was Malcolm Young. To coin a well known phrase; ' It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing ...' Look up that explanation in any dictionary and there should be … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Rest in Peace Malcolm Young.
The star of 20 Feet to Stardom was twenty feet away. So - it seemed ... The former back-up singer for The Rolling Stones ( just one of many acts Lisa Fischer has enhanced), was at Maison Symphonique in Montreal Saturday night with her band; Grand Baton. What a band it was ... In a … Continue reading Lisa Fischer Brings a Smile to Montreal
They have come a long way ... It is ... make or break time. Following a month of rehearsals, The League of Rock Montreal and the four 'brand spanking new bands', introduced themselves to the rockin' world on November 2nd at McKibbons Pointe Claire. It was an opportunity for each member of each band to recognize … Continue reading The League of Rock Montreal – Speeding Towards Showcase Number Two on November 16th !