Barb Diab and The Smoked Meat Trio; Smokey Kind of Blues …

Sometimes, it is - all about The Blues. Barb Diab and her Smoked Meat Trio ( a condensed version of the full band) are fairly new to the 'Blues' scene yet have already made an impact. Whether securing regular spots at The House of Jazz downtown and Laval, or - various other entertainment venues in … Continue reading Barb Diab and The Smoked Meat Trio; Smokey Kind of Blues …

Film Director Paul Marchand Talks About His Documentary on the Life of Jaco Pastorius. Full Interview.

The Jimi Hendrix of Bass Guitar. That is the way most musicians lovingly describe the late Jaco Pastorius. A genius or a mentally - ill man? Questions which rise more often than a globe- trotting Rooster when the subject of Jacko surfaces. Clinically yes. Artistically no? There is a fine line between the two worlds … Continue reading Film Director Paul Marchand Talks About His Documentary on the Life of Jaco Pastorius. Full Interview.

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

What’s Happening in Montreal and on Rick Keene Music Scene

New York, New Jersey, New Guinea ... new tunes! Plus - lots of upcoming shows in and around Montreal!     Stop by every Sunday for a schedule of weekly and monthly shows and by clicking on the Evenko and Jazz Festival logos - a one stop shopping adventure to buy tickets too! Only on … Continue reading What’s Happening in Montreal and on Rick Keene Music Scene

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