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Disney Pearl Jazzseries Volume 1

DISNEY PEARL JAZZSERIES VOLUME 1 Walt disney records set to release :
Disney Pearl Jazzseries volume 1:
Everybody Want to be a Cat

on February 15, featuring world-class jazz artists reinterpreting classic walt disney songs.

Ev'rybody wants to be a cat

Because a cat's the only cat
Who knows where it's at
While playin' jazz you always has a welcome mat
'Cause everybody digs a swingin' cat

Jane Bunnett featured in this weeks documentary on the Canadian Jazz Archive

Jane BunnettCheck out our featured documentary on the Canadian Jazz Archive Online HERE. Listen to Ross Porters interview with Multiple Juno award winner Jane Bunnett as she recalls her trip to Cuba where she discovered a musical heritage that was unlike anything she had ever experienced before.

The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced

Rock Hall of FameTom Waits, Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, and Darlene Love are the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s newest inductees during a ceremony this morning. Other honorees include Leon Russell, who is receiving an award for musical excellence, along with Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman and Specialty label head Art Rupe, both of whom will receiver non-performer honors.

Read the full article here.


Bill Merritt Benefit Concert Website Live; Fundraising Underway

Bill Merritt A musician’s who’s-who planned for one of city’s best bass players

Several of Winnipeg’s best-loved musicians and personalities have joined forces to organize, promote and perform at a Benefit concert Friday, Jan. 14, 2011 for one of the city’s most legendary musicians. Bill Merritt, one of the best bass players to ever come out of the city, has been recently diagnosed with a brain tumour after having survived cancer about 17 years ago, when he was told he only had five years to live.

Jazz saxophone giant James Moody has died at 85

Jazz saxophone giant James Moody has died at reports:

"Acclaimed jazz saxophonist James Moody died this afternoon of pancreatic cancer at a San Diego hospice, the San Diego Union-Tribune is reporting. He was 85 and had lived in the city for more than 20 years.

Moody, perhaps best known for the hit "Moody's Mood for Love," was also a virtuoso flutist, band leader and composer. He came to prominence in the mid-1940s while playing in Dizzy Gillespie's all-star big band."

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