Michel Pagliaro is a legend in Quebec ... Anglophone artists, Francophone artists - any genre, unconsciously or consciously affected by 'Pag'. Rarely do artists create such a vast 'society affecting' songbook in a quick period of time. The Guess Who, Dylan,The Beatles, The Stones,Elvis and Pag. For this reason, it is fitting after all these … Continue reading Michel Pagliaro; Quebec’s Greatest Songwriter?
Susie Arioli ain't new to these parts ... From her humble beginnings jammin' with The Stephen Barry Band to her meteoric rise with Jordan Officer, Susie has earned her place in Montrealers hearts. Susie took her ' new ' act to the stage of Club Soda Friday evening as part of The Montreal International Jazz … Continue reading Susie Arioli; Montreal’s ‘Dearest Darlin’. Jazz Festival Review
Rarely does a golden voice come along ... Susie Arioli happens to possess one of these shimmery tools. Lucky for Montreal ! Please listen below to my chat with Susie on the eve of her performance at THEATRE OUTREMONT. The first appearance in Montreal promoting her new album 'Spring'. The first on her new … Continue reading Susie Arioli Live and It’s Not Yet ‘Spring’ …
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 …
Boo! Lots of scary stuff happening in and around Montreal this spooky weekend. Please listen below to some of these events as well as directions to a complete Hallowe'en rundown. Also listen to what else is happening in and around Montreal. Talk soon. Boo!
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’ …
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
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
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 One
It is the people of Montreal that make the Jazz Festival so good. 'If you build it - they will come ...' Musicians from Zaire to Atlanta, each and every one of them, during the Jazz Festival or in the cold winter months, exude the same sentiment. "Montreal has the best crowds ..." Maybe it … Continue reading Montreal International Jazz Festival 2014 – Recap Part Two.
In part two of my interview with Susie Arioli - we discuss labels within music and in life. She also touches on her new album along with her show at the 2014 Montreal International Jazz Festival. July 4th - Scene TD. Two shows - 8pm and 10pm . Be there or be carre ... Susie? … Continue reading Montreal International Jazz Festival 2014 Preview; Susie Arioli – Part Deux
It was a voice she never knew she had. Far more talented than imagined. Susie Arioli took that voice and traveled far. For the most part - Jordan Officer accompanied her on a musical voyage filled with wonder, excitement and satisfaction. Whether it be playing at Place des Arts or on stage in Paris, France … Continue reading Montreal International Jazz Festival Preview 2014; Susie Arioli
It is unfair to list top ten shows since every artist or artists give their all each time they play. Sometimes they are good, sometimes they are bad on any given night. Here are the top ten shows which I enjoyed the most in 2012 ... 10. Lee Mellor Lee's show was high energy and … Continue reading Top Ten Concerts of 2012
I am continuing the top ten interviews I conducted in 2012 ... So far ... 10. Lee Mellor 9.Jason Rockman 8. Susie Arioli 7. Cecile Doo Kingue 6. Roger Walls Roger Walls is a walking Jazz encyclopedia. Is it any wonder ...? Walls has been around playing his horns for thirty plus years. If he … Continue reading Top Ten Interviews of 2012
Starting yesterday - I began to count off my top ten interviews in the past year. I continue with the next two ... So far ... 10. Lee Mellor 9. Jason Rockman 8. Susie Arioli I spoke to Susie over the phone the night before her performance at Place des Arts. Having never spoken to … Continue reading Top Ten Interviews of 2012
Sometimes, poems are written in the dark ... Thoughts and feelings piercing the blackness like a knife profound with emotion. Last night at Place Des Arts - Susie Arioli and her excellent group of musicians delivered lines on a platter spun with golden oldies. The patrons or as the English say; the punters - recipients … Continue reading Susie Arioli; Concert Review