A Conversation With…

A Conversation With…

July 8, 2021
by Bill King

On July 9, the much decorated veteran folk songsmith releases his 20th album, Hourglass. Learn more about it in this FYI podcast.

June 24, 2021
by Bill King

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.

May 12, 2021
by Bill King

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.

May 5, 2021
by Bill King

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

April 28, 2021
by Bill King

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.

April 8, 2021
by Bill King

The seasoned singer/songwriter turned MP takes on his new role amidst a very challenging time for the independent music sector.

April 1, 2021
by Bill King

It's midway through the afternoon and you are loading in gear, pause, then glance across your new surroundings.

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March 25, 2021
by Bill King

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.

March 3, 2021
by Bill King

I’m working through the final chapters of Talk, Vol.

February 10, 2021
by Bill King

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.

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February 3, 2021
by Bill King

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.

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January 6, 2021
by Bill King

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.