August 6 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases by Jason Ajemian, Box, David Braide, Matt Brubeck, Peter Calandra,
Pamela Luss, Chris McGregor, Szilard Mezei, Mississippi Heat,
Michael Jefry Stevens and Reto Suhner.
August 13 Oscar Peterson: A celebration of the life and music of the late great Canadian jazz icon, pianist Oscar Peterson, born August 15, 1925.
August 20 Guelph Jazz Festival: A preview of the artists appearing at the Guelph Jazz Festival between September 3 and September 7. Will include Kevin Breit, Jane Bunnett, Satoko Fujii,
Barry Guy, Joane Hetu, Francois Houle,the ICP Orchestra, Rene Lussier, O.P.P., Tortoise, and John Zorn.
August 27 Pianorama: The distinctive piano styles of Steve Cohn, Jay D’Amico, Duke Ellington, Don Ewell, David Leonhardt,
Denman Maroney, Adreas Meili, Wally Rose and
Willie “The Lion” Smith.
September 3 Listen Before You Buy: Guest host Alnoor Allidina will review recent jazz and blues releases by Blues Experience,
Lloyd Garber, Joel Haynes, Todd Herbert, Stevie Holland, Homemade Jamz, Gary Morgan, Alphonse Mouzon, New Guitar Summit, Carola Rappazzo, Wadada Leo Smith, Torben Waldorf, Wolfman Washington
and Cory Weeds.
September 10 London Bridge Is Falling Down: Mike Westbrook’s jazz opera, with Chris Biscoe, Brian Godding, Paul Nieman, Graham Russell, Kate Westbrook, Peter Whyman and Le Sinfonietta de Picardie.
September 17 Lester Bowie: A tribute to the great trumpeter/composer/bandleader, concentrating on his work away from the Art Ensemble of Chicago.
September 24 Bud Powell: A survey of the career of this innovative pianist/composer/bandleader, who was born on September 27, 1924.
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