Laila Biali (pictured) collaborates with Jodi Proznick, a new documentary profiles Oscar Peterson, and Roy Forbes celebrates a milestone. Others in the headlines include the CPO, Music Express, June Garber, KKR, Kobalt, Bloodshot Records, music bonds, Foo Fighters, Faust, INXS, Elton John, Rod Zombie, and Caroline Polachek.
Ottawa’s The Long Road Back concert features a covid test requirement, The Slaight Music Residency announces its new class, and Triumph is named Record Store Day Ambassador (pictured). Also in the news are Drake, CIMA, Scott B. Sympathy, Bandzoogle, Pan-Am Indie Summit, Sauga City Music Conference, Oshawa Music Awards, Laila Biali, Eve Egoyan, WOTE, and Bobby Bazini.
The CLMA launches the #ForTheLoveOfLIVE campaign (pictured), Warner Music Canada dumps Matthew Good, and BC Entertainment Hall of Fame inductees are named. Also making news are Folk Unlocked, Laila Biali, Justin Bieber, Winterfolk, Miesha and The Spanks, MusicNL, Swagger Rite and Roy Woods, Haviah Mighty, HRL, and Wavelength, and farewell Denny Christianson, Skippy Snair, Louis Clark, Chick Corea, Rupert Neve, and Russ Thyret.
The Juno winner’s uplifting new song is a timely tonic for these troubled times.
During this period of adjustment and homestay, I thought I'd survey the music landscape and peer into the lives of fellow musicians and industry stalwarts. The responses of these Toronto female artists and biz players are compelling.
The star quality of Laila Biali (pictured), Winnipeg mourns Gerry Atwell, and Canada’s Walk of Fame makes strides. Others in the headlines include Ice Cream, Jay Gilday, Warner Music, Robert Sillerman, Beck, Cyndi Lauper, J Balvin, Taylor Swift, Pete Townshend, and Dolly Parton.
The Toronto jazz/pop singer/songwriter turns her focus to an ambitious new series of covers of Joni Mitchell material. It is off to a grand start with this sparse solo take on a Mitchell holiday season classic, one featuring fluent piano and subtly expressive vocals.
Quebec singing star Patsy Gallant (pictured) earns honours, Chromeo cancels Down Under tour, and an Avril Lavigne tribute concert raises $10K. Also in the news are AfroChic, Markham Jazz Festival, SOCAN, SLAV, Alberta Music, the Gémeaux Awards, Stuart McLean, Venus Fest, TPOH, Tami Neilson, Manitoba Music, Gilad Carroll, Iron Mountain Music Festival, and farewells to Mickey McGivern and Richard Swift.
The highly-touted jazz/pop chanteuse steps up with an exuberant R&B-inflected tune guaranteed to get the toes a-tappin'. It is the new single from an eponymous album heading our way on Friday.
Making the headlines today are Terra Lightfoot, Terence Trent D'Arby, liner notes, Laila Biali, Frank Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Avril Lavigne, Wolf Parade, Janet Jackson, Nelly, the TSO, Dome Nightclub, Sharron Matthews, Vissia, and Lowlife.