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WALTER BECKER (1950 - 2017)

Obituaries for guitarist Walter Becker, who died on September 3, referred to the music he created with Donald Fagen, his partner in Steely Dan, as  “jazzy,” as “sophisticated pop.” Tidy terms, perfect for limited-character exchanges (and attention spans) trafficked through social media. But, do they really cut it? Can that terse language address the impact of their efforts, the effect Steely Dan had on its dedicated followers?

Youth Big Band: 2017-2018 Auditions

Established in 2008, the JAZZ.FM91 Youth Big Band is a free educational program that provides the opportunity for selected middle and high school students to rehearse with a 20-piece big band and perform with international jazz luminaries.

John Abercrombie (1944-2017)

Guitarist John Abercrombie, a supremely gifted and eloquent player whose career spanned the last four decades, died Tuesday of heart failure. He was 72.

TIFF Announce full 2017 Line Up + Some Select Picks

Garvia Bailey spoke with Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore today on Good Morning Toronto about TIFF picks and the release of the complete festival lineup here: TIFF Schedule

Celebrating Oscar Peterson

In honour of Oscar's birthday today (Aug.15 1925) we've compiled some of our host's favourite OP moments and music. Happy Birthday Oscar! Thank you for the legacy. YouTube playlist: here

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