The veteran Toronto producer assembled a star-studded cast for the track Wish I Could, a vitally important project for the city's hip-hop community. Learn more about it in this FYI podcast.
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Vancouver’s Cory Weeds is a jazz renaissance man, as a record label head, former club owner, saxophonist, composer and bandleader. His label celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and is doing so in style, as Bill King learns in his latest FYI podcast.
The year was 1976 when Frank Sinatra brings Jerry Lewis’s former partner Dean Martin onstage, unannounced, at the 1976 Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon in
Where conversations go is a matter of listening then reacting. I’m a big fan of that give and take, and a news junkie of sorts.
The seasoned singer/songwriter turned MP takes on his new role amidst a very challenging time for the independent music sector.
It's midway through the afternoon and you are loading in gear, pause, then glance across your new surroundings.
The Toronto jazz guitar ace has just released This Song Is New, his first album in 25 years. In this extensive interview, he reflects upon a long and storied career that has included work with Oscar Peterson.
I’m working through the final chapters of Talk, Vol.
The acclaimed hip-hop artist and motivational speaker is launching his Black Canadian 365 project to celebrate Black History Month. It documents his life as a Black Canadian via freestyle rap and long form blog posts and images, and he reveals more about the initiative and his family roots in this interview.
News that the legendary jazz vocalist is battling Alzheimer’s has saddened the music world. Here is a wide-ranging and fascinating interview he gave back in 1993, at the tender age of 67.
The versatile Toronto musician is a bassist, producer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and promoter of jazz, world and folk music through concerts and his home-grown label ZSAN Records. In this wide-ranging interview, he examines his long career and discusses the rejuvenating impact of the lockdown and the positive effects of tai chi and haiku.