Andria Simone and Those Guys – Raising It Up a Notch. Jazz Festival Review

To get an idea of what type of personality Andria Simone is – one does not have to look past the name of her band. ‘Those Guys’. The guys are – Mark Wilson on Bass, Brian Dihari on Sax, George Nikolov on drums and Dave Kirby on guitar. ‘Those Guys’ and Simone delivered a monstrous… Read More Andria Simone and Those Guys – Raising It Up a Notch. Jazz Festival Review

Michel Pagliaro is Back! Sorta …

   Michel Pagliaro is a legend in Quebec …   Anglophone artists, Francophone artists – any type of gender from a particular era in Montreal, unconsciously or consciously affected  by ‘Pag’. Rarely do artists create such a vast songbook in a short period of time. Dylan, The Beatles, Elvis and Pag.   For this reason, it is only fitting, after all these… Read More Michel Pagliaro is Back! Sorta …

Welcome to Montreal Emilie – Claire Barlow! It’s a ‘Clear Day’ …

Emilie – Claire Barlow loves Montreal. So much so, she made a life altering decision and moved to the city to pursue her Juno Award winning musical career. A life changing trip on board a Coast Guard ship in the Arctic also played into Emilie’s decision to change her life completely. To enter her new… Read More Welcome to Montreal Emilie – Claire Barlow! It’s a ‘Clear Day’ …

Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part Two

  If there are not any subliminal messages within the title of Susie Arioli’s new album, there should be … Susie has recorded an album without Jordan Officer on guitar. A new beginning for Susie and the album title mirrors that rebirth. In perfect Arioli fashion – the title track ‘stings’ with irony. Both sides… Read More Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part Two

Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part One

  If there are not any subliminal messages within the title of Susie Arioli’s new album, there should be … Susie has recorded an album without Jordan Officer on guitar. A new beginning for Susie and the album title mirrors that rebirth. In perfect Arioli fashion – the title track ‘stings’ with irony. Both sides… Read More Montreal’s Jazz Sweetheart Susie Arioli – ‘Spring’ Is in the Air. Part One