Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues Playlist

Only one place to hear The Blues. The cornerstone of all music is alive and well in Montreal. You can hear it through various players, venues and Rick Keene Music Scene. Yet face it - there is only one place that gives you Live Blues seven nights a week ! Please listen below to some … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Smoke Meat Pete’s Blues Playlist

Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Jazz Releases

Sometimes, you must return to the roots ... Jazz, at one point, was what Rock n Roll and Pop are today. Think about millions attending stadiums on a Louis Armstrong or Ella Fitzgerald world tour. Seems funny to think Jazz once had that appeal yet not so funny when you decipher the realness of Jazz … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top New Jazz Releases

Rick Keene Music Scene – Jean-Marc Pisapia of The Box Talks Strangers in The Night

Somethings come full circle.     The Box are one of the most successful Canadian bands of all time. Hit after hit was as easy as pie for principle songwriter and vocalist Jean-Marc Pisapia.     Please listen below to my chat with Jean-Marc about the ideas behind the hits and how the setting for … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Jean-Marc Pisapia of The Box Talks Strangers in The Night

Rick Keene Music Scene – Lily Frost Channels Tarantino on Latest Disc

If it were up to Lily Frost - Dick Dale would be her guitar player and Gene Krupa would be on drums . Lily's latest disc, Retro Moderne, is exactly how it sounds. Current yet nostalgic. Fresh yet older than a discarded shoe in the corner of a barn. Please listen below to my chat … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Lily Frost Channels Tarantino on Latest Disc

Rick Keene Music Scene – Some Great Jazz Albums of 2019

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

Rick Keene Music Scene – Delfeayo Marsalis; Part of Jazz Royalty

We all know the Marsalis clan. Yet - do we? Delfeayo Marsalis is the unsung hero. The master of arranging, producing, conducting and teaching. He is also no slouch musically either. All the Marsalis' children were raised with a social conscience and it shines through directly in Delfeayo's release; Make America Great Again. Plese listen … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Delfeayo Marsalis; Part of Jazz Royalty

Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Launches A Much Needed Black History Website

History comes in many forms. Molly Johnson herself - is Canadian music history. Molly is a pioneer. Musical theater, Theater, Disco, Funk, Rock / Pop and Jazz. Molly has not only done it all, she has excelled in all. A Member of the Order of Canda In 2019, Johnson has been nominated for a Juno … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Molly Johnson Launches A Much Needed Black History Website