One of the glorious pleasures of writing for FYI is the people I get to speak to.
In this wide-ranging chat, the veteran broadcaster, record label head, and roots music authority reflects upon the fascinating career spawned by his passion for music.
“I'm in town and I'm just putting together my 15th annual Andy Kim Christmas [on December 4 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre at Exhibition Place in Toron
Bobby Curtola’s career began at age 15 with Bobby and The Bobcats in Port Arthur, Ontario.
From the archives comes this revealing interview with the great jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader who passed away last year. Photo: Bill King
From the vaults, here is a fascinating interview with one of jazz's most eloquent and elegant pianists.
It’s August and time for that good fun summer read.
22 years in, this has been a popular fixture on the GTA jazz landscape. Here artistic director Sarah Kim and board member Mark Lemieux discuss plans for the 2019 edition. Pictured: Archie Alleyne and bandmates.
A recent sight in a Montreal hotel lobby induced fond reflections upon an era of precarious internet access in Caribbean countries.
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.