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    Thursday at 9PM

    PROUDLY SPONSORED BY RBC ROYAL BANK

    The future of jazz is in the hands of emerging artists, who appear on Jazzology on Thursday nights at 9PM.

    Hosted by Heather Bambrick on Thursdays at 9PM, Jazzology provides an opportunity for students to showcase their talents and accomplishments, and share their stories and love of music in a professional environment. These talented jazz students choose the music and the artists they wish to talk about, as well as some recordings of their own.

    The program provides emerging artists with the opportunity to develop important skills: biography writing, media training, interviewing, public speaking, social media. For many who participate, it is their first chance to conduct a professional interview as an artist. It also gives participants a chance to have their original music played on the radio.

    Since 2006, JAZZ.FM91 has presented over 180 selected jazz students from the University of Toronto, York University, Humber College, and Mohawk College. Since taking part in the program, many of these artists have gone on to pursue to successful careers as performers, composers, and educators. Many of the participants are featured in our “Where Are They Now?” series HERE.

    For information about the Jazzology program, please contact Director of Community Outreach & Education David Wall at dwall@jazz.fm.

    This week, August 11th, we feature David Brideau, a guitarist from Mohawk College.

    David Brideau is a Canadian jazz guitarist, composer, and teacher who has been an active musician for over 15 years. A Hamilton native, David has played all around the GTA with his own group, the David Brideau Trio, as well as being prominently featured in groups with Michael Morobito, Amber-Lee Palka, and Lauren Perreira among others. David often plays at the Baltimore House, the Cat N Fiddle, The Artword Artbar, and This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton. He has also provided entertainment for weddings, corporate events, and parties. He is a prolific writer and arranger who has studied under jazz greats such as Bob Shields, Pat Collins, Kim Ratcliffe, and Mark Ucci. David often composes his own standards, with plans to one-day release his own album of originals. He is a recipient of the Dave McMurdo Music Bursary, the Antony Roberts Music Bursary, and the Richard Newell Memorial Scholarship. David also teaches privately, currently at the Burlington School of Performance and Dance as a guitar instructor. David is in his final year at Mohawk College, and will be continuing to McMaster University to pursue his degree.




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    About RBC and the Arts
    RBC sponsors a wide-range of grassroots and local initiatives that contribute to the cultural fabric of our communities. Proud to support events and passions that resonate with our clients and all Canadians, RBC provides opportunities for up-and-coming artists through programs such as the RBC Canadian Painting Competition, one of the largest competitions of its kind in the world; and the RBC Emerging Filmmakers Competition, part of our commitment as the Official Bank and major sponsor of the world’s top public film festival – the Toronto International Film Festival®.

    Learn More about the RBC Emerging Artists Project



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