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one of the finest singer-songwriters on the planet, the irrepressible Lovely Luft is doing her best to actually play all over the planet, constantly touring and pleasing fans wherever she goes – a modern day troubador


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a superb and innovative jazz trio from Sydney, Australia – Alister is a remarkable composer who has played with Sting and Satoko Fujii; bassist Lloyd Swanton leads The catholics and is a member of The Necks, and Toby Hall sets the standard for Aussie drummers.


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what happens when a teenage fascination with Flamenco dance becomes reality -- all the brilliance, passion and elegance of Flamenco is on display when Claire is on stage, from Spain to Canada to China.



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my friend the strings master – banjo-pluckin’, fiddle-bowin’, and bass-groovin’, Daniel has contributed to every facet of the Canadian music scene from folk to country to klezmer to jazz



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fabulous Winnipeg/Toronto Jewish music band, no longer active but whose music still resonates loudly, as evidenced by the yearly royalty cheques – thank you, Arc Music





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one of Canada’s most creative jazz saxophonists and composers who’s worked with Gil Evans, Dominic Duval, Cecil McBee, William Hooker and more. A major figure of the Canadian avant garde



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world-renowned and multi-award winning Toronto jazz saxophonist and flautist who is Canada’s first lady of jazz and a major figure in exposing the Cuban jazz scene and the ensuing migration of Cuban musicians to North America.


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terrific singer who cut her teeth with Canadian rock band Glass Tiger, turned to jazz, and is a Canadian favourite. Now Atlanta-based and has added drums to her act



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a long time friend who defines the term “musician” whether it’s playing in a rock or funk band, jazz group, piano bar gig, or traveling, as he has for many years with The Guess Who



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Since his arrival in Toronto from Cuba in 1990, guitarist/singer Luis Mario has led some of the finest Afro-Cuban ensembles in the country, including his nine-piece band Cimarrón



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Rodrigo Muñoz leads one of the longest-running groups in Winnipeg and one of the finest Afro-Latin jazz and salsa bands in North America



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one of the foremost electric bassists on the planet, developed his chops with Steve Coleman, leader of the killer band rinsethealgorithm, gigs with Autorickshaw and frequently seen playing with Rudresh Mahanthappa







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an amazing musician with immense talents on saxophone and a brilliant composer who has won just about every jazz award there is in Australia – she’s now focused on developing further bridges between Indian music and jazz improvisation


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Metis singer-songwriter from Manitoba who brings history alive with his songs and stories that celebrate the Aboriginal contribution to Canadian roots and culture





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