Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Year in Review Part Four

The music kept coming. The Montreal International Jazz Festival got underway and this year was a great mix for fans … More

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 … More

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 … More

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 … More

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 … More

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. … More

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 … More

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 … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Conductor Aram Demirjian Gets ‘Animated’ About DreamWorks.

Marriages make strange bedfellows. Cinema and music have a large and interesting history together. Hollywood is filled with smoke and … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival Preview; Dr. Lonnie Smith – A Legend Among Us.

Legends are few and far between … Dr. Lonnie Smith is one of them. The word is tossed around too … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Hey Montreal? What’s the Word on the Street and The Talk on the Turnpike?

Face it – Montreal always has a lot of live music going on … Jazz, Blues, Rock, Reggae … and somewhere, … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – The League of Rock Has Arrived in Montreal and Why This is Important !

There are many reasons why The League of Rock arriving in Montreal is important and none of them have anything … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – League of Rock Montreal, A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen, Pat Loiselle and Pete Dumoulin

In the summertime, where the weather is fine … Summer time in Montreal. Musically – a great place to be! … More

Rick Keene Music Scene – Francisco Pais’ Lotus Project, Derek Falls’ New Track and Ranee Lee

It’s hot, humid and sweaty.  Then, there is the weather … Summer time in Montreal is filled with tunes and … More

Rick Keene Music Scene Presents; What’s Going On?

As the talented Ranee Lee sings in her latest album …’What’s Going On’? Perfect words for what is upcoming on … More

Nine Women Singing the Blues …

How often can one witness nine talented women playing and singing the Blues? Hopefully – this is the start of … More

Ranee … ‘What’s Going On’? Part Two

In part two of my interview with the great Ranee Lee – the singer, songwriter, actress, producer and teacher talks … More