Category Archives: 2. The Future of Jazz

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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Toronto’s Jazz Jam Sessions

Each year, players from across the country and beyond come to Toronto for a chance to get on stage with some of the finest players out there. But if a newcomer to Toronto asked me where the local jazz scene … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Warren-ed!

Over the past few years, blogging has become an integral part of the way we receive and share information. It has effectively put the power of the media in the hands of anyone with a computer (or smart phone) and … Continue reading

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Releasing Your Brand New Record In Three Easy Steps

Your new CD is not only for the fans you currently have, but also for the fans you are going to have. Your audience is diverse. Different people like your music at different levels. Some are not ready to commit … Continue reading

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Reader’s Response To: Keeping the Local Toronto Jazz Scene Alive

Dear Purple Cabbage, I read your article on “Keeping the Local Toronto Jazz Scene Alive”, and I liked how you summed up some of the issues regarding representation on the Toronto jazz scene. [scroll down to read the full original … Continue reading

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Jazz Goes Viral

… and who hasn’t caught the YouTube epidemic yet? We have all spent hours upon hours, searching for videos by our favourite performers, both past and present. YouTube has become a fantastic outlet for bands to reach unprecedented numbers of … Continue reading

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Keeping the Local Toronto Jazz Scene Alive

I recently overheard a group of musicians talking about what Toronto jazz is lacking nowadays. The consensus was that jazz needs a club; a venue where jazz players can perform a few nights in a row, try out new material, … Continue reading

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