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Jazz at Massey Hall
November 2, 2018
by Bill King

He developed and shaped the very essence of jazz and the role of the drummer, and was onstage at Massey Hall for a star-studded concert termed the greatest ever. From the archives, here is an illuminating interview with Max Roach.

Serving dinner at the 2018 Artists for Peace and Justice Festival Gala = complete credits below.
November 2, 2018
by Karen Bliss

As the head of the eponymous publicity firm, NKPR, and a chair of Artist For Peace and Justice, Natasha (2nd from right) is the engine that helped raise a staggering $30M since Oscar-winning screenwriter, director and fellow Canadian Paul Haggis launched the charity a decade ago to help the people of Haiti — the world’s poorest nation.

October 31, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The Ottawa native has played a key role in the impressive growth of the music website creator. Recently named CEO, she reflects on the company's artist-friendly mandate and its adaptation to the music industry’s ever-changing technological advancements.

Christine Martin
October 29, 2018
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.

From his Facebook page: Suzanne Le Bach with hubby Sebastian Bach.
October 26, 2018
by Karen Bliss

Rock singer Sebastian Bach has been posting online to his nearly 900,000 Facebook followers about a cause his wife, Suzanne, has got behind after l

Photo: Carey Shaw
October 26, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The singer/songwriter from Saskatchewan has just released a third album, Malice, Mercy, Grief and Wrath. Here she discusses her detour into country music, her free-ranging artistic approach, an inspirational grandmother, and early public performances.

Photo: Bill King
October 26, 2018
by Bill King

What do the Blue Jays' triumph, an aspiring jazz singer/pianist, and a Toronto delicatessen have in common? Bill King connects the dots, recalling one memorable night, and reprising this with a fascinating interview.

October 24, 2018
by Jason Schneider

A member of the extended family that comprised Celtic music faves Leahy, this singer/songwriter is now creating her own brand of progressive folk. Here she discusses the house parties of her youth, her performance debut, and the positive impact of moving to Ireland.

Scott Helman "Hang Ups" art
October 22, 2018
by FYI Staff

The following are tracks delivered to radio by digital distributor DMDS/Yangaroo in Canada and broken down into two categories.

October 19, 2018
by External Source

Kim — who will be inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame in December — will host his signature fundraising event at the Toronto's Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Dec. 5, with Broken Social Scene, Billy Talent, Ron Sexsmith, Bif Naked, Hayden, Mary Margaret O'Hara and Theo Tams.

October 19, 2018
by Jason Schneider

The highly-rated Toronto folk-rock singer/songwriter releases a self-titled album, his 14th, today. Here he talks about getting closer to the source, his parallel writing career, and an early love of Eddie Cantor.

October 19, 2018
by Bill King

When brother Wayne and I were in our early teens, Dave Brubeck’s “Take Five” was one of the most requested pop/jazz songs of the day and the biggest-selling jazz single of all time. That popularity stretched over two gigging seasons. I don’t know if learning the song attracted many girls, but it sure earned us respect amongst musicians.