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Mises en nomination annoncées pour les prix JUNO 2020
Alessia Cara mène avec six mises en nomination,
Le public est invité à voter pour son finaliste favori dans le cadre du prix
TORONTO – Les artistes mis en nomination pour la 49e édition annuelle des prix JUNO ont été annoncés aujourd’hui par l’Académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS), lors d’une conférence de presse à laquelle ont assisté les médias et des personnalités de l’industrie au Centre canadien de radiodiffusion (CBC), au centre-ville de Toronto. La Semaine des JUNO 2020, qui se tiendra à Saskatoon, en Saskatchewan, se terminera par la plus importante nuit de musique du Canada, les prix JUNO 2020, qui seront diffusés en direct du SaskTel Centre le dimanche 15 mars sur les ondes de CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, l’application CBC Listen et à l’international sur cbcmusic.ca/junos.
Pour la liste complète des finalistes et leurs biographies, ainsi que pour obtenir plus de renseignements concernant les prix JUNO 2020, veuillez visiter le site junoawards.ca.
Présentatrice de l’émission des prix JUNO pour la première fois, Alessia Cara est en tête cette année avec un total de six mises en nomination, dans les catégories suivantes : JUNO du Choix du public*, Single de l’année, Album de l’année*, Artiste de l’année, Compositeur de l’année* et Album pop de l’année*. Tory Lanez a pour sa part reçu cinq mises en nomination dans les catégories JUNO du Choix du public*, Artiste de l’année, Enregistrement rap de l’année ainsi que deux mises en nomination dans la catégorie Enregistrement R&B/soul de l’année.
Les artistes ayant décroché trois mises en nomination sont Alexandra Stréliski pour Album de l’année*, Révélation de l’année* et Album instrumental de l’année*; Bryan Adams pour Album de l’année*, Artiste de l’année et Album adulte contemporain de l’année; bülow pour Single de l’année, Compositeur de l’année et Album pop de l’année*; Loud Luxury pour JUNO du Choix du public*, Groupe de l’année et Enregistrement dance de l’année; NAV pour JUNO du Choix du public*, Album de l’année* et Enregistrement rap de l’année; et Shawn Mendes pour JUNO du Choix du public*, Single de l’année et Artiste de l’année.
La province hôte, la Saskatchewan, est bien représentée au chapitre des mises en nomination avec plusieurs artistes mis en nomination pour la première fois, dont Hunter Brothers pour Révélation de l’année (groupe)* et Album country de l’année; Foxwarren pour Album alternatif de l’année*; The Dead South pour Album roots traditionnel de l’année; et Terri Fidelak et Carey Shaw pour Illustration d’album de l’année.
Les billets sont offerts à partir de 39,95 $ (plus frais) en ligne sur www.ticketmaster.ca, par téléphone au 1 800 970-SEAT (7328) et en personne à la billetterie du SaskTel Centre située au 3515 Thatcher Avenue (entrée principale). Un dollar par billet vendu sera remis à MusiCompte, l’organisme de bienfaisance canadien d’éducation musicale associé à la CARAS et aux prix JUNO, gracieuseté du SaskTel Centre.
La 49e édition annuelle des prix JUNO et la Semaine des JUNO 2020 se tiendront à Saskatoon, en Saskatchewan, du 9 au 15 mars 2020. Ils se termineront le dimanche 15 mars, au SaskTel Centre, avec la diffusion en direct des prix JUNO sur CBC, sur le service de diffusion en continu gratuit CBC Gem au Canada, et à l’international sur cbcmusic.ca/junos. L’événement sera également radiodiffusé comme émission spéciale en direct sur les ondes de CBC Radio One, de CBC Music et sur l’application CBC Listen.
* Les commanditaires des prix pour les prix JUNO 2020 sont : JUNO du Choix du public présenté par TD, Album de l’année présenté par Music Canada, Révélation de l’année commandité par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les Radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada, Révélation de l’année (groupe) commandité par FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada et les Radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada, Compositeur de l’année présenté par la SOCAN, Album alternatif de l’année présenté par Long & McQuade, Album pop de l’année présenté par Live Nation Canada, Artiste ou groupe autochtone de l’année présenté par APTN, Album de musique du monde de l’année présenté par Aeromexico, Vidéoclip de l’année présenté par Stingray et Album comédie de l’année présenté par SiriusXM Canada.
PwC est un partenaire de confiance des prix JUNO 2020.
Partenaire exclusif de diffusion et de contenu :
La CARAS reconnaît le soutien financier de FACTOR, du gouvernement du Canada et des Radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.
Partenaire principal : Groupe Banque TD
Partenaires de financement : Le gouvernement de la Saskatchewan, la Ville de Saskatoon et Tourism Saskatoon.
À propos de la CARAS
L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement / The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) est un organisme à but non lucratif créé pour préserver et mettre en valeur l’industrie de la musique canadienne ainsi que contribuer à élever les normes artistiques et celles de l’industrie. Le mandat de la CARAS repose sur quatre piliers principaux : Éduquer grâce aux programmes et initiatives de notre organisme de bienfaisance MusiCompte chargé de promouvoir l’enseignement de la musique; former des artistes émergents au moyen de programmes de mentorat et de perfectionnement; célébrer les artistes canadiens lors des prix JUNO et des promotions durant toute l’année, et honorer les icônes de la musique en les intronisant au Panthéon de la musique canadienne. Pour plus de renseignements sur la 49e édition annuelle des prix JUNO ou sur l’Académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS), veuillez visiter www.junoawards.ca.À propos de CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada est le diffuseur public national du Canada. Grâce à notre mandat de renseigner, d’éclairer et de divertir, nous jouons un rôle central pour renforcer la culture canadienne. Nous sommes la source d’information de confiance au pays. Nos nouvelles, affaires publiques et affaires internationales présentent un point de vue typiquement canadien. Notre programmation de divertissement, distinctive et créée par les talents d’ici rassemble de larges auditoires partout au pays. Profondément enracinée dans les communautés, CBC/Radio-Canada offre des contenus diversifiés en français, en anglais et en huit langues autochtones. Nous demeurons à l’avant-garde du changement pour répondre aux besoins des Canadiens à l’ère numérique.À propos de CBC Music :
En tant que radiodiffuseur public au Canada, CBC Music est le service de musique numérique gratuit qui fait découvrir aux Canadiens le meilleur de la musique canadienne et internationale, tous genres confondus. Présentant une navigation facile et disponible sur votre téléphone intelligent ou votre tablette, CBC Music donne aux amateurs de musique un accès à plus de 100 diffusions de musique en ligne, ainsi que du contenu des personnalités et des programmateurs les plus reconnus du pays. www.cbcmusic.ca.
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TORONTO — November 8, 2019 — JUNO Award-nominated and award winning reggae and music master Jay Douglas drops “Jah Children” — available now from Slammin Media and worldwide by Believe Distribution.
The track features iconic Jamaican dancehall DJ General Trees and a remix by JUNO Award-winning Canadian reggae artist Dubmatix.
As Douglas sings, “we live in a land, we got so much to give thanks for,” the track lands as an optimistic ode, aiming to shine light thru the many social and political issues plaguing the world.
“Three years ago, I performed at a reggae festival in Toronto with General Trees as the headliner,” Douglas recalls on how “Jah Children” and the collaboration came to be. “I was so impressed with his performance… He had the audience in his hands.
“I invited the General to Side Door studio to put a rap on ‘Jah Children,’” he continues. “He accepted my invitation, and we played the track for him… He looked at me and smiled; it took him less than one hour to do his rap, he was so excited.”
Jay Douglas first appeared on stage in Montego Bay, Jamaica and, in the 45 years of entertaining since, has developed into an Internationally idolized musical renaissance man thanks to his wide-ranging repertoire of American blues, West Indian rhythms, and jazz standards — including fronting The Cougars, a circa-1960s/1970s R&B act, and Light in the Attic’s ‘From Jamaica to Toronto’ concert series.
Nominated for a JUNO Award for ‘Reggae Recording of the Year,’ Douglas has also won NOW Magazine’s ‘Best R&B Act,’ the Annual Toronto Reggae Awards’ ‘Male Reggae Vocalist of the Year,’ and the BBPA Harry Jerome Awards’ ‘G98.7 Entertainment Award.’
“Jah Children (feat. General Trees)” is available now from Slammin Media and distributed worldwide by Believe Distribution.
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EMMY® nominated director and notable upright/electric bassist, Brandon Robertson, will be releasing his debut album, Bass’d on a True Story, on September 13th 2019.
Jazz is the most “in-the-moment” music. At its best, it is a shifting conversation between players – not merely something to entertain those in the room. It’s a way to convey a message or a mood, combined with a sense of swing, to each other – and to the listeners. That contemporaneous dialogue is informed by the past and built on each player’s musical and life experiences. In his debut recording as a leader, Brandon Robertson takes this approach to a new level. You could call it the start of his musical autobiography. He wrote its eight original tracks over a 14-year period. Each tune reflects something important in his development as a man – and a musician. “Each song has a great memory that I hang on to, because it is tied to a significant moment in my life,” Brandon says.
Besides the eight originals, Brandon also delivers two of his favorite jazz standards, Brooks Bowman’s “East of the Sun (and West of the Moon)” and Benny Golson’s “Stablemates,” in a trio setting with pianist Mason Margut and drummer Leon Anderson. Like many other collaborators here, they worked with Brandon when he was studying music at Florida State University in Tallahassee. The project also features the bassist in various combinations with pianist Zach Bartholomew, drummer Gerald Watkins Jr., soprano saxophonist Adrian Crutchfield, singer Avis Berry and tenor saxophonist Lew Del Gatto and trumpeter James Suggs, with whom he has worked since putting down roots in Southwest Florida three years ago.
Throughout the aptly named Bass’d on a True Story, you’ll quickly discover that Brandon is not your typical bass player. He’s as comfortable taking the lead on a tune, playing the melody, as keeping time with the correct chord changes. His solos reveal a deep sense of melody, as well as unexpected accents that enhance the conversation.
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Formed in 2015, TuneTown pools the creativity of three of Canada’s top jazz improvisers; Kelly Jefferson (Saxophones), Artie Roth (Bass) and Ernesto Cervini (Drums).
The group performs original music composed by and for the trio, bringing together three distinct musical voices on material that runs the gamut, from intense to sublime. Seamlessly assimilating elements from the avant garde, funk, and jazz worlds, There From Here is a welcome addition to the saxophone trio tradition.
On Thursday, June 27th TuneTown will be making it’s much anticipated debut at the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival. The show is at 2:45 pm on the Cumberland Street Stage and will serve as a preview for their debut album, There From Here.
The album plays out like a story, intended to be listened to from top to bottom. In today’s “shuffle” society, this is a breath of fresh air. Starting with A Sonic Handshake, the listener is welcomed into the world of TuneTown. What follows is a series of tunes and moods, ranging from the swinging Monks of Oka (dedicated to the great Thelonious Monk) to the sublime closer, A Transient Space. In between there are also 2 standards arranged by the band; a gorgeous reworking of Duke Ellington’s Sophisticated Lady and a swinging reharmonization of Cole Porter’s All of You. In addition, the listener is treated to the cheeky nature of the group with The Mayor: a nod to municipal leaders of the world, and a tip of the cap to Toronto’s more “colourful” mayors from past years.
To celebrate the September 20th release of There From Here on Slammin Media, TuneTown will be playing 3 shows September 19th – 21st in Ontario and Quebec. On September 19th they will be at the Burdock Music Hall in Toronto, on September 20th they will be in Montreal and on September 21st they will perform at GigSpace in Ottawa.
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Next week, CIMA returns, for the second time, to Mexico for the 2019 edition of the FIMPRO Festival and Conference. Taking place from May 28-31, CIMA will be bringing a delegation of 7 Canadian companies to Mexico City and Guadalajara for a showcase and business initiative.
This initiative will kick off as a pre-event in Mexico City on Monday, May 27, with a Canadian Mexican Music Trade Mission Tour with international guests from 10:30AM-4:30PM (market development session, networking, one on ones and club tours). This will be followed by a Canadian Blast networking reception and showcase at Bajo Circuito (Bajo Puente de Circuito Interior) featuring The East Pointers, We Are Wolves, Digging Roots, Pierre Kwenders and BuenRostro.
Canadian delegates are then invited to participate in the FIMPRO Festival and Conference from Tuesday-Friday in Guadalajara. Delegates will get the opportunity to participate in a Mexico and Canada workshop, organized B2B meeting sessions, panel discussions, targeted meetings with key professionals, networking receptions and much more.
On Wednesday, May 29, from 7:00PM-10:00PM at Bismarck GDL, Music Export Canada and QuebecCreates will present the Canadian Blast showcase featuring: The East Pointers, Pierre Kwenders, Digging Roots and We Are Wolves. A Meet the Canadians networking reception will take place prior to the showcase at 6:00PM. This event is only open to ISPA and FIMPRO delegates.
BuenRostro’s sophomore album “Vibra” is available for purchase as a CD on La Propagande and for digital download/streaming across all major digital music stores.
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Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Announces 14th Album, Retro-Moderne
— Available Worldwide June 7th, 2019
Retro-Moderne Release Party
Including Pre-Release of CD & Vinyl
w/ Special Guest Dennis Ellsworth & DJ greybeard
Saturday, June 1st @ Rivoli
TORONTO — May 21, 2019 — Canadian singer/songwriter Lily Frost presents her most focused and stylish work to date with her new album, Retro-Moderne — available live at Toronto’s Rivoli on June 1 and digitally worldwide June 7th.
“We set out to make a retro-infused album with a fresh and current vibe,” the award-winning, multi-talented, genre-defying dynamo of an artist reflects. “Gus and I both love 60s mod music and we grew up at the same time in Montreal when mod, ska, and punk subcultures were part of the underground scene we played.
“We also love current trends in fashion and art.”
By ‘Gus’ she means Gus Van Go (The Stills, Whitehorse, Jill Barber, Terra Lightfoot), whose pointed and precise production helped deliver a record that wastes little time living up to its name. “I am thrilled with the new record and to be working with Gus and his team. When you find the right team and chemistry, it falls into place.
“The results speak for themselves.”
Retro-Moderne dives deep into a specific sound space, with a girl group-style back up befitting Dusty Springfield, twangy Quentin Tarantino-style spaghetti western guitars, and a dash of Latin hot sauce for added spit and vinegar, edge and attitude.
It’s within these 11 tracks that Frost weaves her tale and spins her tales of badass lovers and bullets dodged, transcending the listener in a way only Frost can, all while elevating her storied career to new creative heights.
Track “Reckless Corazón” ignites as a musical telenovela, detailing a woman torn between her head and her heart as she falls for the “bad boy” while “Dud” shines a light on life as a tongue-in-cheek, dark-dimmed commentary about a man who can’t follow through. Nichol Robertson appears in a heart-melting duet on “Wild is the Wind” and again on Sonny Bono’s “Bang Bang.” “Rainbow Glasses” and “Dud” were co-written with Frost’s former bandmate Chad Horton, while “Nickel and Dime (Cruel World)” — a mod pop to dubstep sonic journey about style under pressure and mod mentality — was written with Slakah the Beatchild.
“I Dodged A Bullet” goes full ‘girl group’ with twang, and “Rock Me Baby” stands out as a languid 50s-ish dream pop ballad which intimately brings a long-distance love affair together in blissful embrace.
“Songwriting is the way I process life,” she shares. “It is my outlet, my anchor, and my voice.”
A darling of the Canadian lounge scene, and an original of the Montreal lounge/punk scene, Frost quickly gained traction worldwide with a series of songs synched on the likes of Grey’s Anatomy, Crazy/Beautiful, Workin’ Moms, Charmed, Felicity, Degrassi and more. She has been featured in promotions for Chevy Cobalt, and her work on the theme song and score for Being Erica received a Gemini Award nomination.
She comes by her insightful and unique artistic perspective honestly; raised a ‘born again’ Christian, Frost left home at 18, determinedly curious what an alternate life would look like, beginning with university in Montreal. Meeting artists, writers, travellers and thinkers, she dipped her toe into the worlds of foreign film, philosophy, erotica, love, and travel, she never turned back. It’s that collective wealth of experience and imagination that continue to lead her to explore and report back through her lyrics.
Lily Frost’s band is comprised of Jay and Jessie Baird (Feist, Steven Page), Eric St. Laurent, Dan Miller, and Soli Joy, and features special guests such as Nichol Robertson and Lindsay Fitzsimmons.
Retro-Moderne is available digitally worldwide from Slammin Media through Believe Digital June 7th, 2019 and on CD and vinyl off stage at her June 1 album release party and from Slammin Media through Propagande in local stores and online at Amazon.
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Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Doors @ 9pm
Show @ 9:30pm
600 Carondelet St
New Orleans, LA
Multi-talented trumpeter and composer Jonathan Bauer, most notably of the Grammy award-winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, bursts onto the scene with his highly anticipated debut album, Walk Don’t Run.
An internationally recognized and touring artist, Jonathan is widely acclaimed for his dark and dynamic sound. While earning his Master’s at the University of New Orleans, Jonathan quickly became a rising talent in one of the world’s most important musical communities, earning him the opportunity to study and perform with living legends Nicholas Payton, Robert Glasper, Jeremy Davenport, Adonis Rose and Ashlin Parker among others. A versatile musician, Jonathan regularly crosses genres performing with R&B titans, such as Sheila E., Ledisi, and Eric Benét.
Walk Don’t Run celebrates the past while looking to the future; showcasing the range of musical influences, from Art Blakey to Roy Hargrove, that have shaped Jonathan’s worldview. Walk Don’t Run ful lls a desire for the satisfyingly familiar, while keeping the listener enthralled by its fresh perspective. Inspired to create by the vibrant community in New Orleans, Jonathan’s compositions are about learning to slow down on life’s journey, striving to be more grateful, and paying dues to those who came before him.
Born and raised in Northern Alberta, Jonathan is proud to be an ambassador for Divitt Trumpets.
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20 bands in 10 rooms!
Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Road
April 15 2019
$200.00 Gala Dinner 6PM / $ 40.00 Caravan 8PM
Every year broadcaster-producer-impresario Jaymz Bee celebrates his birthday with at least one fund raising event for charity. This year will mark his biggest yet with a series of simultaneous concerts held in ten rooms at Old Mill Toronto that will benefit Unison Benevolent Fund, an organization that provides counselling and emergency relief services to the Canadian music community.
Jaymz Bee’s Caravan of Music is a four hour event where hundreds of people tour the various rooms at Old Mill Toronto, taking in a few songs from each band in each room. Tickets (ie.a Passport) is $40 and gets you into all of the rooms: The Westminster Room, The Drawing Room, The Garden Room, The Balmoral Room, The Humber Room, The Victoria Room, The Chapel, The York Room, The Mill Room, The Home Smith Bar
As you exit the room your passport is stamped and those with completed passports (meaning those who have been inside every room at least once) are entered in a draw for some fabulous prizes at the end of the night.
The night also features a Gala Dinner from 6-8PM with a special concert that features many of the performers within the building as well as a guest appearance by Tom Cochrane and Friends! Gala ticket holders also have full run of the Caravan that goes from 8pm to Midnight.
Seriously folks, take a look at this list of ridiculously talented, hard-working musicians and singers. – an extraordinary gathering of many of Canada’s finest.
Performers include: Alex Pangman, Barbra Lica, Denielle Bassels, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Jay Douglas, Eric St-Laurent, John Finley, Lou Pomanti, Lily Frost,Ron Davis, Joe Sealy, Nancy Walke, Bill King, Adrean Farrugia, Bill Bell, Robert Scott, George Koller, Michael Dunston, Ted Quinlan, Daniel Barnes,Bill McBirnie, Bernie Senensky, Melissa Lauren, Nathan Hiltz, Big Rude Jake, Joe Hash, Marie Goudy, Jocelyn Barth, Heather Luckhart, Attila Fias, Lisa Particelli
Congratulations to John Pittman on being the 2019 winner of the Julian Award of Excellence! Congratulations also to runner up Robert Diack and to Chris Monson, Soren Nissen and Chris Platt Trio. The voting results were announced on Sunday, December 20 during The Jazz Spectrum show on CJSF 90.1 FM the campus community radio station at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. This is the eighth year the award has been offered.
Listen to the full show recording here – Kinship announced as winner at 51:00
The Julian Award of Excellence is given to a Canadian jazz artist or group every year who are establishing themselves in the Canadian jazz community, have released an album in the past 18 months containing original material by a Canadian member of the group and who do not have a contract with a major international music label. The Julian Award for Excellence is named after Patrick Julian, a long-time member of the board of the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society. Patrick also served as President of the Board for the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival for multiple terms and is still actively helping to develop and support the festival.
The album, Kinship, for which John has won the Julian Award 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 and watch the John Pittman Quintet perform “Moray Crossing” live at the Kinship album release show at Jazz Bistro here.
A big thank you to everyone who helped vote for Kinship and to The Jazz Spectrum and Patrick Julian for supporting the Canadian jazz music community!
Not one, but two artists from the Slammin Media family have been listed on the All About Jazz 2018 Top Listened list. The Heavyweights Brass Band’s track “Two Foot Ticket” off their album This City and The Tiki Collective’s “Hypnotized” from their debut album Muse both had features on All About Jazz as a Track of the Day during 2018.
In their highly anticipated third full-length album, This City, The Heavyweights take a pilgrimage to the city that has inspired them since their inception. Recorded in New Orleans, the cradle of jazz, with a second-line of special guests from groups such as Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Trumpet Mafia and many more, the Heavyweights bring a fresh, energetic take on a deeply grounded tradition. Not forgetting their roots in Toronto, the album also furthers their hometown collaborations with the 10-time Grammy contributor Kevin Breit on guitar and Canada’s reigning queen of jazz, blues and gospel Jackie Richardson on vocals. The Heavyweights released This City, on March 9th, 2018.
“The uplifting, toe-tapping, impressive playing of the Heavyweights Brass Band in their third release has the band live up to its name with great, diverse musical sounds.”
The Tiki Collective is a group of individuals who make music that is a blend of Exotica (Polynesian inspired), Pop, Classical, Surf and Jazz. The Tiki Collective members are based in Toronto Canada, have performed live since 2016 and released their debut album, Muse, on August 16th, 2018. Featuring an arsenal of talent, Muse is full of fresh and unique renditions of popular songs from an array of artists. From Lily Frost’s take of “Mountain High, Valley Low”—originally performed in the 1940s musical “Lute Song”—to the beautiful cover of Blue Oyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear The Reaper” by Melissa Lauren and The Willows. Muse is guaranteed to have a favourite track for listeners of every age and musical preference.
“A new look at lounge from a crew that loves lounge/exotica but hates clichés and tropes that have been beaten to death… You don’t even need martinis to enjoy it. Well done.”
Both albums are available from Slammin Media and worldwide by Believe Distribution. Stream or download This City and Muse with the links below.
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
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