Tag Archives: Ottawa Jazz Festival

INTERVIEW WITH THOMAS LAUDERDALE (PINK MARTINI)

By Anita Malhotra Few people can say they have appeared as a soloist with a major symphony orchestra, aspired to be mayor, founded a band whose albums have sold more than three million copies, and worn a cocktail dress in … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH EMIL VIKLICKÝ

By Anita Malhotra Often described as the “Patriarch of Czech jazz piano,” pianist and composer Emil Viklický was born in 1948 in Olomouc, Moravia and later moved to Prague. Although his formal training was in mathematics, in the ‘70s he … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH KENNY WERNER

By Anita Malhotra Brooklyn-born jazz pianist, composer and educator Kenny Werner studied piano at the Manhattan School of Music and jazz improvisation at the Berklee Institute. Greatly influenced by the Boston piano teacher Madame Chaloff and the Brazilian concert pianist … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BRUCE COCKBURN

By Anita Malhotra In his 45-year career as a guitarist and singer-songwriter, Ottawa-born Bruce Cockburn has produced 31 albums of passionate, evocative songs based on his personal experiences and his observations while travelling, often in war-torn countries and in a … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BRIA SKONBERG

By Anita Malhotra Born in 1983 in Chilliwack, British Columbia, trumpet player, singer and composer Bria Skonberg has been featured as a bandleader and guest artist at more than 50 jazz festivals in North America, Europe, China and Japan. In … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH NATALIE MACMASTER

By Anita Malhotra A consummate Celtic fiddler with an exuberant stage presence, Natalie MacMaster has been playing the music of her beloved homeland, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, since the age of nine. She released her debut album at age … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW WITH BILL FRISELL

By Anita Malhotra Seattle-based electric guitarist and composer Bill Frisell is revered in jazz circles for his unique sound and approach to the electric guitar – often compared to that of trumpeter Miles Davis. He is equally known for his … Continue reading

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