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Dennis Mackrel
Dennis Mackrel

Count Basie Orchestra to play Brockville, Ontario Arts Centre

The Count Basie Orchestra is still swinging and they'll be playing the Brockville, Ontario Arts Centre on November 3. The band's director, Dennis Mackrel, previewed the concert with Joel Hurd on The Bridge.  Go to full article
Taylor Haskins
Taylor Haskins

Trumpeter Taylor Haskins adapting nicely to life in the North Country

Grammy Award winning trumpeter Taylor Haskins has lived in the North Country since November, 2010. After years in New York City, the New Hampshire native now feels right at home here. He talked with Joel Hurd about life as a jazz musician in the Champlain Valley, and previews his August 19, 2012 concert at the Lake Placid Center For The Arts, which will be a benefit for the Lakeside School in Essex, NY.  Go to full article
"Concoction" by Becki Walenz
"Concoction" by Becki Walenz

Becki Walenz releases new CD as a resource for young trumpeters

Becki Walenz is a trumpeter and graduate student at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Her debut CD, which she has just released on the school's MADSTOP Records label, is designed to help young trumpeters learn some of the pieces that are in the standard learning repertoire for the instrument. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article
Susan Cooke Kittredge
Susan Cooke Kittredge

Adirondack Roundtable: "The Unseen Alistair Cooke"

Susan Cooke Kittredge shares memories of her father in a talk entitled, "The Unseen Alistair Cooke." Presented July 7, 2012 in Lake Placid, New York at the Lake Placid Institute's Adirondack Roundtable. Joel Hurd captured the address on video for NCPR.  Go to full article

Trumpet great Wayne Bergeron to play with All Star Big Band directed by Wally Siebel

The All Star Big Band directed by Wally Siebel plays it's annual concerts in Norwood, NY and Potsdam, NY next week, and they'll be joined by the busiest trumpeter on the L.A. studio scene, Wayne Bergeron. Wayne talked with Joel Hurd on The Bridge.  Go to full article

Two bands, one big CD release party

This weekend, two bands with big followings in the Adirondacks will be releasing new CDs. They have decided to join together to hold one big CD release party in Lake Placid. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article

TD Ottawa International Jazz Fest welcomes hundreds of musicians to Canada's capital

This year's TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival will feature over 120 concerts and over 800 artists. Petr Cancura is the Programming Director for the festival and he's in charge of determining who those artists are and where they'll be playing. He talked about the festival with Joel Hurd on The Bridge.  Go to full article
Saxophonist Petr Cancura is the programming director of this year's Ottawa Jazz Festival
Saxophonist Petr Cancura is the programming director of this year's Ottawa Jazz Festival

Preview: Ottawa Jazz Festival

This time of year there's no shortage of live jazz in this area. Recently, we've told you about jazz festivals in Burlington and Kingston, and another festival that continues to grow each year is the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival. This year it runs from June 21st to July 1st, and last week Joel Hurd spoke with the festival's Programming Manager, Petr Cancura.  Go to full article
"All That Jazz" by Georgette Bacon.  One of the works in this exhibit.
"All That Jazz" by Georgette Bacon. One of the works in this exhibit.

Remington Museum showcases members' art in juried exhibit

Not surprisingly, many members of the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg are also artists themselves. And each year they have an opportunity to have their work displayed in the museum, and judged by one of their peers. Joel Hurd recently talked with museum curator Laura Foster about the annual Members' Juried Art Exhibit.  Go to full article

Kingston Jazz Fest features wonderfully diverse lineup

This year's Empire Life Kingston Jazz Festival in Kingston, Ontario features The Anat Cohen Quartet, Sophie Milman, The Jerry Granelli Trio, Tanya Tagaq, Homburger/Guy/Niggli, and the Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Quintet. Brian McCurdy, the Cultural Director for the city of Kingston, talked about it with Joel Hurd on The Bridge.  Go to full article

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