Peter Varvaro is one of the hardest working men in Montreal.
Fifteen hours a day or more for twenty five years, Pete has provided the best food and the best entertainment in Montreal.
Covid has affected all restaurants very badly yet no other restaurant must put up with the constant harassment from town officials and local merchants / residents. Jealousy and language issues pre and post Covid have sent Pete to court more than any hard working man should have to. Ever changing bylaws regarding signs, no parking signs erected at a moment’s notice; the list of harassment is long.
Please listen below to the type of music that will be back live at Smoke Meat Pete one day. Support Smoke Meat Pete and all local businesses.
Kim Mitchell has a new album coming out titled; ‘The Big Fantasize’
It is his first album in thirteen years and the word ‘Anticipation’ is an understatement for music fans everywhere.
Very few artists in this great Country can be called a legend. Kim is one of the greats and a songwriter whose talent is grossly overlooked on the world stage. Thankfully – Canada loves him and he will be inducted into The Canadian Songwriter Hall of Fame
Please listen below to my interview with Kim and Hear Kim’s Brand New Song ‘Wishes’.
Just because live music has come to a halt, that does not mean new music has.
From Nova Scotia to Vancouver. Winnipeg to Ontario. Musicians from Canadian cities and Provinces are everywhere and filled with talent.
Please appreciate some of Canada’s great new tunes including Kim Mitchell and listen below for a chance to have your music on an upcoming release from award winning fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy.
The O Canada Jazz Orchestra which has been captured in a virtual performance of Hersog’s world class, high energy and infinitely swinging new arrangement of “O Canada!”
Hersog created the orchestra and the arrangement with the intention of showcasing the camaraderie that exists among Canadian jazz musicians in these difficult times.
The musicians, who come from all ten Canadian provinces, include folks like Christine Jensen, Joel Miller, Bria Skonberg
Hersog’s 17-piece ensemble is rife with Juno Award winners, Canadian jazz heavy weights, and even a recipient of the Order of Canada. There are musicians representing all ten Canadian provinces. Formed with the intention of showcasing the camaraderie that exists among Canadian jazz musicians in these difficult times, this ensemble delivers a world class, high energy, and infinitely swinging performance of the Canadian National Anthem.
Daniel Hersog’s O Canada Jazz Orchestra
Christine Jensen – BC/QC Remi Bolduc – QC Phil Dwyer – BC Joel Miller – NB/QC Ben Henriques – BC Mike Herriott – NL Brad Turner – BC Bria Skonberg – BC Al Muirhead – AB William Carn – ON Dale Sorensen – PEI Andrew Jackson – NS Sharman King – BC Jocelyn Marie Gould – MB Amanda Tosoff – BC/ON Gent Laird – SK Mark Kelso – ON
Enough of the hate and time spent spreading it. Social media commenting is endorsing and spreading of hate.
Please listen below to Some New Tunes You Do Not Hear Anywhere Else !
Streaming Live at the Village Vanguard
Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons beginning June 13
On February 22, 2020 the Village Vanguard, the world’s oldest continuously operated jazz club, marked its 85th year in the basement at 178 7th Avenue South in New York City.
On March 16th the club closed its doors indefinitely.
On Saturday, June 13th at 7 p.m. EDT the club will present its very first livestream with The Billy Hart Quartet featuring Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson and Ben Street
A matinee will follow at 2 p.m. EDT on Sunday, June 14th
Each week there will be two shows approximately 75 minutes in length Saturday @ 7pm EDT and Sunday Matinee @ 2pm EDT $7 gets you in the portal at villagevanguard.com Bring your beverage of choice.
• June 13th and 14th – Billy Hart Quartet featuring Mark Turner, Ethan Iverson and Ben Street
• June 20th & 21st – Vijay Iyer Trio featuring Nick Dunston and Jeremy Dutton
• June 27th & 28th – Joe Martin Quartet featuring Mark Turner, Kevin Hays and Nasheet Waits
• July 4th & 5th – Joe Lovano TrioFascination featuring Ben Street and Andrew Cyrille The 16-piece Vanguard Jazz Orchestra is on hold for the moment. Please continue to check the website and follow the club on Instagram @vanguardjazz and Facebook for updates.
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