The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. A standard misquote from the first chapter of the Book of Job. Dec.3rd 2017, Dr. Trevor Payne’s final appearance as head of The Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir left no room for misquotes. Perfection was perceived by everyone with the possible exception of Dr. Payne himself. Perfection never… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Dr. Trevor Payne Exits The Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir
You can dance if you want to … How many songs in Canadian music are recognizable by a few words? How many Canadian tunes are responsible for creating a non – dance dance craze? Say what? Please listen below to my chat with Ivan Doroschuk – the writer and composer of ‘The Safety Dance’ and… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview. Men without Hats
As usual – a lot going on … From 80’s Pop to R&B and Soul – Montreal and The Montreal Jazz Festival has a lot to offer. Please listen below for some upcoming shows and some great tunes. Thank You ! Listen to my interview with Cliff Stevens Here ! … Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – What’s Going On ?
Cliff Stevens’ hands aren’t slow. Despite many years portraying Eric Clapton as means to meet the ends, Stevens’ is on his way to ‘bucking’ the label. ‘Grass Wont Grow’ – Stevens’ new album, is an accumulation of years of practice and years of being on the road. Easy going riffs compliment easier going melodies… Read More Cliff Stevens – The Prodigal Guitarist Returns to Montreal to Prove ‘Grass Won’t Grow’.
Dr. Trevor Payne is a Montreal institution. He may only be realizing it now. Dr. Payne and his Montreal Jubilation Gospel Choir have soared to heights not imagined by anyone. Considered to be one of the top choirs in the world, Trevor Payne is ending his tenure as their leader. Something which is causing… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene Jazz Festival Preview – An Extensive Chat with Dr. Trevor Payne