1 February 2016

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer ‘Secret Show’

February 1st, 2016|News|

HarpAxe (5)They just don’t make ’em like they used to: Do604 and Jameson Irish Whiskey present The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer “Secret Show.”

The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer are musically old souls, bursting with artistic energy.  Combining rock n roll swagger with decades-deep blues, The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer’s electric live shows are catapulting them to stardom.

Already selling out concerts world-wide, Shawn ‘The Harpoonist’ Hall and Matthew ‘The Axe Murderer’ Rogers are playing a special show at The Emerald on February 4th for what is sure to be the last time you’ll ever see them at as intimate a show.

Click the link enter to win a pair of tickets and a chance to win an autographed copy of the new vinyl double album “A Real Fine Mess.” This special performance will be limited to 100 guests making this is an experience to remember.

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20 January 2016

Freedom Singer

January 20th, 2016|Inspiration Station, News|

Khari McClelland is a beautiful friend of mine. His heart and soul are as big as his talents. He’s been working on a gorgeous project called Freedom Singer. It reflects upon experiences of the Underground Railroad and people’s quest for humanity and freedom. Khari’s own great-great-great grandmother was a slave and made the long journey to Canada. He retraced her steps and became curious. He read stories and became even more curious. He heard people share and he wondered  “What was the music that followed these people on their journey?”.  His music is potent and stirring, heavy and hopeful. I was honoured to sing these powerful songs with Khari and this fine group of people. At times the music was so moving, so real that all we could do was sing on through our tears.

You can watch the full performance here: Freedom Singer

Here is a picture of the entire group!
Big thanks to the CBC Toque Sessions for presenting this wonderful show!

17 January 2016

Sunday Slow Jam Vol.109 – Forest Flower

January 17th, 2016|News, Sunday Slow Jams|

Happy New Year! I hope that wherever you are 2016 is shaping up to be a wonderful year for you! How are those resolutions going….? This week’s Sunday Slow(ish) Jam features a track by saxophonist Charles Lloyd. For some reason this tune, “Forest Flower” reminds me of how I want my year to look and feel. It begins with chill vibes and then becomes an energetic frenzy eventually simmering to a pleasant end. “Forest Flower” beings with a sweetness and familiarity that is cozy and comforting and then Keith Jarrett smacks you in the face with his ferocious energy and fiery piano solo.  His playing is visceral and pumps me up! Things continue to heat up as the trio burns along. Charles Lloyd bursts through with his stellar tone and proceeds to play like many of the hallowed that have come before him. It is not hard to hear the lineage and evolution of great saxophonists in his playing, however, Lloyd’s voice is distinct and always his own.

Charles Lloyd – Forest Flower w/ Keith Jarrett (piano) and Cecil McBee (bass)

You can hear the Charles Lloyd Quartet in Vancouver on February 20th at the Vogue. Go here for more info: http://www.coastaljazz.ca/an_evening_charles_lloyd

Brought to you by Coastal Jazz.