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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, July 21st, we feature Luke Wood, a bass player from Mohawk College.

    Luke Wood is a bassist and instructor hailing from Burlington, Ontario. Growing up in a musical family, he has been interested in and passionate about music from a young age, picking up the bass at 11 years old. Since then, he has had the privilege to hone his craft alongside many other talented musicians at events such as the Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Fest, Brantford Jazz Fest, and various live music venues throughout the GTA. Luke is currently attending Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario for applied music and is well accomplished, both in academic and hands-on pursuits. Studying under teachers such as Pat Collins, Jamshed Turel, and Darcy Hepner, he continues to effectively develop his talents and knowledge.




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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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