May 6 Listen Before You Buy: Ron Sweetman reviews recent jazz and blues releases by Dave Fields, Vitaly Golovnev, Ricky Gene Hall, Eyran Katsenelenbogen,
Mark O’Connor, Meryl Romer, Santos/Gazzola, Paul Sullivan, Trio Hot,
Paul van Kemenade and Mark Winkler.
May 13 Blues Box: The Danish Storyville label has put out a 7-CD set appropriately called “The Blues Box” containing the work of 29 blues artists, including
Big Bill Broonzy, Champion Jack Dupree, Sleepy John Estes, Cousin Joe,
Lonnie Johnson, Robert Lockwood Junior, Jay McShann, Little Brother Montgomery, Memphis Slim, Sunnyland Slim, Otis Spann, Roosevelt Sykes, Sippie Wallace,
Big Joe Williamsand Sonny Boy Williamson. You are invited to this blues feast.
May 20 Chris McGregor Discoveries: Two previously unreleased Chris McGregor sessions have been discovered and have recently appeared on CD. They are “Our Prayer” by the Chris McGregor Trio [Chris, Barre Phillips & Louis Moholo] from 1968/69 and “Up To Earth” by the Chris McGregor Septet [Chris, Mongezi Feza, Louis Moholo, Evan Parker, Dudu Pukwana, John Surman and Danny Thompson] from 1968.
May 27 Benny Goodman/Charlie Christian: On May 30 the jazz world will celebrate the 100th birthday of clarinetist, composer and band-leader Benny Goodman.
In this centennial tribute we’ll concentrate on the recordings he made between 1939 and 1941 while guitar pioneer Charlie Christian was in his band.
June 3 Listen Before You Buy: Recent jazz and blues releases by Roger Davidson,
Emma Lee, Dennis Gonzales, Azar Lawrence, Joelle Leandre, Kelly Joe Phelps,
Quartet San Francisco, Lenore Raphael and Dave Siebels.
June 10 Ottawa International Jazz Festival: Ron introduces some of the amazing talent which will make this year’s Jazz Festival an unforgettable experience. Will include Toshiko Akiyoshi, Patricia Barber, Brian Blade, Chris Botti, Michiel Braam,
Jane Bunnett, Gary Burton, Benoit Delbecq, Dave Douglas, Al Green, Charles Lloyd, Pat Metheny, Amina Claudina Myers, Lenore Raphael, Enrico Rava, Maria Schneider, Wayne Shorter, Esperanza Spalding, John Stetch, Trio M and Chucho Valdes.
June 17 Voices: The voices of Emile-Claude Barlow, Alison Burns, Teresa Doyle,
Madeline Eastman, Liane Carroll, Aretha Franklin, Nicole Herzog, Mahalia Jackson,
Shirley Johnson, Nancy Kelly, Diane Marino, Paul Robeson, Lisa Sokolov,
Helen Schneider and Deanna Witkowski.
June 24 Ottawa Bluesfest: Blues expert Steven Neale introduces the artists who will be appearing at this year’s Ottawa Bluesfest between July 8 and July 19.
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