This award is presented by CJSF 90.1, the campus community radio station at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, and The Jazz Spectrum, which airs each Sunday from 8-9 AM PST on CJSF 90.1. Each year the award goes out in January to an artist or group who have released an album in the past eighteen months containing original music by the artist or group.
The winner of the Julian Award is decided through fan votes with voting beginning January 13 at 8 AM PST and ending January 19 at 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be announced on The Jazz Spectrum between 8:30 – 9:00 AM PST on Sunday, January 20. Fans can cast their votes at www.cjsf.ca.
What others have had to say about Kinship:
“John Pittman has a classic, clean sound with a dash of Kenny Dorham sweetness.”
George Harris – Jazz Weekly
“They swing hard, they’re inventive, they’re not pretentious, touchy-feely or maudlin… This is a fine first outing on record for Pittman; I’m interested to see how he develops as a leader and jazz composer. He has great instincts!”
Lynn Bayley – The Art Music Lounge
“Letting pros be pros, this set stacks up nicely against any of your fave Blue Note sessions from their meatiest, prime years. A winner throughout that really lights up the night.”
Chris Spector – The Midwest Record
Pittman is one of those rare talents who has command of various styles both from the perspective of his playing and composing and Kinship clearly is reflective of that.
Frank Presley – Jazz & Beyond (Australia)
Since its release, Kinship has charted within the top 10 across many radio stations including:
• National at #8
• CFUV at #8
• CJAM at #10
• CJSW at #8
• CJAM at #4
• CJSW at #8
• CFBX at #6
John Pittman’s album, Kinship, was oﬃcially released worldwide on August 24th 2018 with an album launch recorded in 4K video at Jazz Bistro in Toronto, ON. Kinship is available from Slammin Media and worldwide by Believe Distribution. Stream or download Kinship from your preferred digital music platform here: http://smarturl.it/jpkinship Watch the John Pittman Quintet perform “Moray Crossing” live at the Kinship album release show at Jazz Bistro: http://smarturl.it/jpmc