Rick Keene Music Scene – Celebrating Forty Years of Jazz!

The Montreal International Jazz Festival is celebrating an anniversary with a bang. Noah Preminger concert at Sa Pobla (2012) It has been forty years since those days on St Denis street. A simpler time for the city of Montreal, music and the world. Simple may have been good for humanity but the complexity of The … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Celebrating Forty Years of Jazz!

Jerry Mercer – As The Years Go By; Part Five

In this segment of my interview with Jerry Mercer - the drummer discusses opening up for the Rolling Stones, hearing Janis Joplin sing from the heart and thoughts on April Wine's late great bass player; Jimmy Clench. He also talks about the downside of being a performer and the loneliness that sometimes comes with it … Continue reading Jerry Mercer – As The Years Go By; Part Five

Savvy with The Savoy Ellingtons

The kids' hearts are in the proper place ... That was the feeling jumping around The Rialto Theater on Friday in Montreal. The children of Duke Ellington - April and Edward Jr., suspended in time. Starting with their clothes, the duo transcended time and place right back to the era of the Big Band prominence … Continue reading Savvy with The Savoy Ellingtons

Concert Review; Pat Travers

Friday night at Cabaret Mille End - Pat Travers brought his high caliber guitar chops to Montreal. It was the first time in almost twenty years the songwriter of 'Crash and Burn' flicked his pick to a Montreal audience. One can only wonder why it took so long ...? Travers - a transplanted Canadian. An … Continue reading Concert Review; Pat Travers