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Kind of Blue is kind of cool

Posted: May 21st, 2013 - 1:03PM
/ By:
Tricia Knowles
Embodying all that is cool Miles Davis said, “Cool is what’s happening next, it’s a kaleidoscope encompassing past, present and future. This timeless quality, when it applies to music, allows minimalist debate – with few exceptions, that which has been cool will always be cool.” Italian-Canadian trumpeter and bandleader Ron Di Lauro is familiar with the Miles Davis archetype of cool. Di Lauro, an...

I am a fan of jazz!

Posted: May 9th, 2013 - 6:52PM
/ By:
Terri-Lynn Brennan
I am a fan of Jazz!!! The diverse and eclectic nature of jazz draws me in and wipes away the stresses of rush hour traffic, overdue reports, and the speed of modern urban life. No tune is played the same twice, and because of that inconsistency, the music evolves and is reborn through the artist who is tooting that horn, tapping those keys, plucking those strings or fanning that snare. For these...

Cancellation Notice: Africville Suite May 3

Posted: Apr 9th, 2013 - 2:56PM
/ By:
Stephanie Earp
Please note that due to an artist scheduling conflict,  the May 3rd, 2013 performance of “Africville Suite featuring the Joe Sealy Quartet and Jackie Richardson” has been cancelled. Refunds are available through the Grand Theatre Box Office. Call 613-530-2050

Jazz Will Set You Free

Posted: May 1st, 2012 - 7:01PM
/ By:
Ben Hall and Dave Coon
Jazz means many things to many people. It is a musical form that, by necessity, is in a constant state of evolution and redefinition. Improvisation and openness are the essence of jazz and why we feel that it's so compelling. Jazz is and has always been contemporary.  It exists in relation to and interacts with other musical forms. Initially, this meant blues and gospel, then show tunes and...