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About The Purple Cabbage

A Toronto Jazz and creative music blog featuring interviews, new releases, culture, shows, and all things Toronto Jazz.

June & July: The Summer Festival Issue

The sun is shining and the Purple Cabbage Summer Festival issue is out, featuring interviews with Vijay Yier, Ben Monder, and Adrean Farrugia, and an article on the state of today’s Jazz Festivals. Looking to keep up with upcoming issues? … Continue reading

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Desert Island Picks… with Adrean Farrugia

Now sporting a Juno nomination for his latest record with Toronto super-group, Ricochet, Adrean Farrugia is continuing to capture fans with his amazing playing and a constantly evolving original sound. Although working though a heavy touring schedule this summer, Adrean … Continue reading

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From Jazz to Jazzy: What happens when an expanding genre buries the music

Many festivals and venues have begun to diversify their music in order to capture a larger audience. You can find examples across the country, starting with the Beaches Jazz Festival, which commonly hosts rock and reggae bands, to the Ottawa … Continue reading

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Ben Monder: Setting New Standards

This past week the Purple Cabbage we had a chance to catch up with New York guitarist Ben Monder, who will be playing at The Rex on Monday, June 27 at 9:30 for the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. We had … Continue reading

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On The Road Again… With Vijay Yier

For those unfamiliar with his work, Vijay Yier is one of today’s leading pianists in jazz and improvised music, drawing influences from his Indian heritage as well as pop music to create a truly innovative and original sound. For this … Continue reading

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Summer Festival Issue

With summer finally here, The Purple Cabbage is getting into the spirit by covering the TD Toronto Jazz Festival this year. For the months of June and July, you’ll be seeing interviews with various festival performers who we’ve had a … Continue reading

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Ted Warren Interviews Steve Swallow

Although here at the Purple Cabbage we like to keep things Toronto, we couldn’t resist but share this next interview with anyone whom has yet to read it. The interview was written and conducted by Toronto’s own Ted Warren, and … Continue reading

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