Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Review; Jann Arden Keeps Them Laughing

Variety shows once ruled television ...   Music, comedy and drama - all inclusive in an hour long Sunday night program. A Jann Arden concert is a one woman variation on the above formula as all the aforementioned elements shine within. From the get - go, Arden is a joker in a self depreciating kinda … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Review; Jann Arden Keeps Them Laughing

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Review; Cecile McLorin Salvant – The Voice of An Angel

A voice is an instrument. Aside from Lisa Fischer ( Twenty Feet to Stardom, Rolling Stones back-up singer) - vocalists like Cecile MClorin Salvant come around as often as Haley's comet. With the same ease as most walk, Salvant traverses the scales, intonations and vocal range as elegantly as a debutante at a coming of … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Review; Cecile McLorin Salvant – The Voice of An Angel

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Review; Charlotte Gainsbourg / Aliocha

An acoustic guitar and a great voice - sometimes is not enough. Aliocha Schneider was BORN TO BE AN ARTIST ... All of his siblings are actors and so is he. Like most artisans - the craft can cast shadows on many different walls. Writing and performing songs - an extension of creative output for … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Review; Charlotte Gainsbourg / Aliocha

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview; The Best of The Blues

Having the blues is a good thing ...   The only type of music that collects down-to-earth people. The only real genre within music that connects all walks of life to it's fan base. Arguably - the cornerstone of all music.   Beginning June 28th on the Hyundai / CBC/Radio-Canada Stage (Parterre symphonique, corner Clark and … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview; The Best of The Blues

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Next Super-Group; East of Sunday

In sports, music and all forms of art and business - every ten years or so,  a new superstar emerges. The band, East of Sunday, just happen to be from Montreal and they will ensure another Montreal group (The Damn Truth) won't get lazy. If so - Montreal will have a new crowned champion in the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Next Super-Group; East of Sunday

Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal International Jazz Festival; Free Outdoor Shows!

TD Stage (Place des Festivals) In addition to its 2 major events, the Place des Festivals hosts larger-than-life parties in thePerformances TD series at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. June 28 / !!! (Chk Chk Chk) — This dance-punk-indie-rock combo is already 20 years into a fab career. They’re the logical follow-on from Talking Heads, PIL … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal International Jazz Festival; Free Outdoor Shows!

Rick Keene Music Scene – Carvin Jones; Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself Montreal !

It is easy to live in a cocoon and be oblivious to the outside world. An almost incestuous mindset takes place as the 'homies' live and breathe with blinders on as they traverse the musical path they know. Guess what? Outside of the pond - there are bigger fish. Barracudas and sharks. Out of fear, … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Carvin Jones; Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself Montreal !