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GIant Steps: Gregory Porter

Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:28

Love, romantic love, love of family, love of art and your fellow man...love is the overall message in the music of multi Grammy winner Gregory Porter.

Giant Steps: Archie Alleyne

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 14:48

It’s hard to imagine Toronto as anything but the tolerant, open minded and diverse city that we see today, but there was a time when racial segregation was alive and well, even in the cities music venues.

Giant Steps: Nina Simone

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If you look at the history section on the webpage for the famed Curtis Institute of Music, one historical fact from it’s almost 100 year history is conspicuously omitted.

Giant Steps: Esperanza Spalding

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:49

It was a spring night in Harlem when I first saw her. In a little club that I was told was owned by Herbie Hancock - I can’t confirm that part of the story. 

Giant Steps: Ray Charles

Friday, 17 February 2017 11:49

When you think of the word genius you often think of someone steeped in deep complex thoughts, hours on end, contemplating life’s big questions.

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