Oscar Peterson (pictured) and Triumph have docs at TIFF, the era of virtual concerts is here, and word of a Geddy and Ed collaboration. Also in the headlines are Amazing Grave, Kobalt, Apple Music, Pavement, Lindsey Buckingham, Emmylou Harris, The Black Crowes, CMAs, Matthew Fowler, Kacey Musgraves, Rick James, and Gerry Rafferty.
The Bell Media-commissioned Oscar Peterson documentary directed by Barry Avrich will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Fest
A documentary on Oscar Peterson (pictured) will premiere at TIFF, Holger Petersen is profiled, and bandmates seek to help Michael Kovrig. Also in the headlines are Ontario Place, Halifax Jazz Festival, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, The Offspring, DaBaby, Billie Eilish, Specialty Records, Newport Jazz, Tom Morello, and gospel music.
The renowned and charismatic music executive turned broadcast chief is starting a new career chapter and shares a few of his next steps, telling us that he has accepted the position of Executive Chairman with Elevate, the not-for-profit Canadian company best known for its annual Innovation, Tech & Media festival, and filling us in on several music projects that he has in production and ready for delivery in 2022.
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.
Strumbellas frontman Simon Ward (pictured) reveals his health crisis, Oscar Peterson’s Heritage Minute omits his music, and a major Leonard Cohen exhibition is now free online. Others in the headlines include Joni Mitchell, Duane “D.O.” Gibson, Drake, Pineo & Loeb, No Frills, UMG, Irving Azoff, The Beach Boys, Virgin, Kimye, Marilyn Manson, WMG, Panic! At The Disco, Kat Von D, Dolly Parton, Johnny Pacheco, Bruce Springsteen, the White Stripes, and Meredith Monk.
Folk-rocker Eamon McGrath(pictured) publishes a new book, Toronto venues plagued by the pandemic, and Round Hill Music to offer an IPO. Others in the headlines include Oscar Peterson, Tyler Shaw, Drake, DVSN, the COC, Justin Bieber, Nickelback, Spotify, BMG, Warner Music, Rolling Stone, Jac Holzman, Harry Smith, Morgan Wallen, Courtney Barnett, UMG, Flaming Lips, Sean Ono Lennon, Wellness in Music, and Jon Bon Jovi.
Oscar Peterson (pictured) and D.O.A. earn the Slaight Family Polaris Heritage Prize designation, ren signs to Geffen, and Johnny Orlando and Shawn Mendes earn EMAs. Also making news are CMTF, Bill King, SATE, Brad Machry, Neil Young, Indie Week, Gord Bamford, Aphrose, Hilario Duran, and farewell Kelley Looney. With video.
Oscar Peterson (pictured) inspires a novel, Michael Jackson stars at a London art exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, and Canadian stars reminisce about Massey Hall. Others in the headlines include Nick Lowe, Masters of the Telecaster, ticket scalping, Amy Winehouse, the UK summer of love, Dauphin Countryfest, Styx, Beethoven, Imagine Dragons, and Jon Hassell.
Neko Case, Joni Mitchell, an A-Z guide to K-pop, Oscar Peterson, Suzanne Ciani, Neil Young, Rich Aucoin, The The, Ticketfly, TSO, The B-52s, Après Noir, The Byrds, and Flying Nun Records make headlines in today's edition.
The Oscar Peterson International Jazz Festival gets underway and Bell partners with the Cavendish Beach fest. Those also in the news today include Bruno Mars, Drake, Ought, Scott Helman, Force Field, Lindsay Ell, Gibson, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Block Heater, and Food Court, plus farewells to Pat Torpey, Daryle Singletary, and Vic Damone. Videos added for your enjoyment.