Music is universal. Current New York City resident and composer / musician and educator Jason Yeager, has combined his own musical education (via a recent trip to Argentina) with his own homegrown musical education. The result is a delicious combination of vocal and instrumental delicacies. The type of music that is not only thought provoking; … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jason Yeager Combines Jazz with Latin Rhythms On the Album; New Songs of Resistance
Jazz at Princeton University Announces Diverse and Compelling Season October 12, 2019 – May 9, 2020 Guest artists include Portuguese vocalist/composer Sara Serpa with Nigerian writer Emmanuel Iduma, Chilean vocal sensation Claudia Acuña, & Grammy-nominated Cuban drummer & MacArthur Fellow Dafnis Prieto Faculty groups are led by Jazz at Princeton head Rudresh Mahanthappa, Trineice … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – All That Jazz
The Jazz Festival is coming and so are musicians from around the globe. https://www.montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA There are also many places in Montreal and surroundings which provide live entertainment outside the downtown core. For ten days - it is a music lover's paradise downtown and near home. You can't get much better than that ! Please listen … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Alan Parsons, Rivercat and The Stones Start No Filter Tour Amid Jagger’s Health Concerns
Real music is not always 'sold' through mainstream avenues. That does not mean the albums in question are not 'good enough' or not sold through mainstream, it means good music must be sought out. Here are just a few albums than music lovers should add to their collection. Buy albums, attend shows and keep music … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Some Great Jazz Albums of 2019
Cecile Doo Kingue is ready ... Ready for what? Her first appearance at The Jazz Festival under her own name with her own trio. Pretty cool as this 'road traveler' has enhanced her level of performance to an entire different level. Songwriting is one thing she accomplished a while ago. Playing non stop since the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene -I Dont Like Spiders and Snakes But That Ain’t What it Takes to Love Cecile Doo Kingue !
Corey Diabo is not your average guitar player. Traditionally - a Rock n Roll fan and soon later; a Blues guru of sorts. Corey hooked up with his pal Jonas Tomalty and in almost 20 years - all Hell broke loose. That fire - burning intensely to this day. Please listen below as Corey … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Corey Diabo Talks National Aboriginal Day; June 21st Cabot Square
Joss Stone has been around for a while. Considering she is only thirty years old - it seems as if 'thirty' is the new 'sixty' in terms of what she has accomplished thus far in her career. Dave Stewart and Mick Jagger, just two of the names who have aided Joss on her musical education. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jazz Festival Preview; Joss Stone
As usual ... A lot going on in Montreal. Montreal En Lumiere . Culinary delights, audio delights and family delights. Click here for all the information ! Green Day are hitting The Bell Center for a show and Gordon Sumner will be at Metroplis. Who? Please, have a listen below to hear what's happening … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal En Lumiere Features Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones Plus A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going on in Montreal !
As usual ... A lot going on in Montreal. Music-wise and ... well, let's not go there. Montreal En Lumiere gets underway this week. Culinary delights, audio delights and family delights. Click here for all the information ! Maroon 5 are hitting The Bell Center for a couple of shows ( hopefully not on the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal En Lumiere ( and Some Very Cool Tunes )
As usual ... A lot going on in Montreal. Music-wise and ... well, let's not go there. Montreal En Lumiere gets underway this week and Maroon 5 are hitting The Bell Center for a couple of shows ( hopefully not on the same evening the Montreal Canadiens are playing or else Pacioretty could have moves … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; What is Going On ?
Stuart McLean will be missed ... He will be missed by his family, his coworkers and his Vinyl Cafe family. Sorely and immensely. He will also be missed by the world of the curious and the fans of human nature. Seldom does a storyteller come around who can tug at the heartstrings without utilizing propaganda. … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; A Tribute to Stuart McLean
We know 'em - we love 'em ... Classic Rock tunes have a special place in our hearts. Some conjure images of a first kiss, others - that first sip of beer. Memories created with a special soundtrack to the soul. The foundation for a lifelong affair with music. Regular folk ain't the only ones … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Sunny Tunes for Sunny Daze
Growing up with older brothers who love music helps. Having parents that love music is a bonus. A younger brother with different tastes? What could possibly go wrong? Nothing ... Jordan Gosselin is a multi-instrumentalist who has grown up with influences from every genre. Every generation that music matters. He is now taking these … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Binary’s Music Turning Heads – Two at a Time …
Jazz is a four letter word ... Once upon a time, it was the coolest thing happening. All the cats were hip to be square long before Huey Lewis got news of it ... In a very long legacy, one which has laid the framework for music as we know it today, Jazz has evolved … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; All That Jazzy Stuff …
Myriam Phiro has one of those voices ... A combination of softness, tenderness and brassiness. All blended perfectly to fit with whatever she decides to sing. Following a very successful tour paying homage to her idol Edith Piaf, Myriam released her album 'Voyages' in 2015 in America. On September 29th - it is Canada's turn to … Continue reading Myriam Phiro; Taking Several ‘ Voyages ‘ on Her New Album !
Sometimes we hear music composed by a name we do not know. That music is adored globally, wins awards and yet the composer goes relatively unnoticed in everyday life. Such is the case with Jimmy Van Heusen. Van Heusen was instrumental ( no pun intended) in the career of Frank Sinatra. Penning ( among other … Continue reading Singer and Pianist Daniela Schachter Suffers a ‘ Vanheusinism’ With Latest Record