Rick Keene Music Scene – Holly Cole; Like a Fine Wine

Some things improve with age. Holly Cole has always been great. She has always been a throwback to the glory days of female jazz singers. With her vocal range diving deep within the depths of notes and rising to the surface - Cole has always 'nailed it.' Last night as part of the Montreal Jazz … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Holly Cole; Like a Fine Wine

The 34th Annual Montreal International Jazz Festival – Part Two

In a way - the 2013 Festival, with it's humbled beginnings on rue St. Denis back in 1979 , belonged to the ladies. For different reasons and sounds ... Holly Cole, Emelie-Claire Barlowe, Tia Fuller, Sharon Jones, Youn Sun Nah, Madelaine Peyroux, Martha Wainright, Christine Tassan and her Imposters, Alexandra Streliski, Sarah Slean, Julie Lamontagne, … Continue reading The 34th Annual Montreal International Jazz Festival – Part Two

The 34th Edition of The Montreal International Jazz Festival – Part One

Ain't no sunshine when she's gone ... - Bill Withers The above lyrics could not be more suited when a summation of the 34th Annual Montreal International Jazz Festival is complete. Musically and weather - wise ... Mother Nature appeared to be somewhat undecided  with her decision to join the festivities. For many tourists and … Continue reading The 34th Edition of The Montreal International Jazz Festival – Part One