A veteran of what he considers the world’s finest jazz festival, Bill King reports from the front lines of the event's 40th edition. Jacob Collier (pictured) was one of many highlights.
The Toronto station finds itself in an opportune position to create a playlist that reflects the times and the diversity and multi-ethnic composition of the city. We asked station principals Pat Holiday and Lori Russell for their take on recent changes there. Pictured: Big Sam Williams at TD Jazz Festival.
It was around 1956 when pops put up a hoop and strung chicken wire high up the fencing in our southern Indiana back yard.
Here are five takes on songs that still excite generations from a timeless score and masterful storyline.
A rarely broadcast interview tape with the famed pianist is full of fascinating insights into the making of arguably the most popular jazz album ever.
Few performers have wielded greater influence over a generation of aspiring musicians than Charles. Here is a look at the life and legacy of a true musical pioneer.
No artist has had a greater influence over jazz the past six decades than the trumpet titan. A new documentary look at the man is compelling viewing.
Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre is presenting a new production based on the glories of the piano. His participation in the project leads Bill King to reminisce about his life with the instrument.
The hardcore troubadour has released a tribute to fellow Texan songwriting great Guy Clark but in this free-wheeling interview, he'd just as soon discuss politics, coal mining, the Yankees, and his deep love of Massey Hall. Photo: Bill King.
A beautifully conceived new film by Swiss film-maker Sophie Huber documents the pioneering jazz label. Here Bill King resurrects an insightful chat with a Blue Note mainstay, Horace Silver.
Piano players grudgingly have a natural affection and admiration for one another; especially those that have mastered an idiom. Reaching the pinna