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March 18, 2007

Jazz Music Showcased in DYR Tour

Written by
cindy mcleod

Canadian jazz music news

Dig Your Roots On Tour

The National Campus Radio Association presents its annual Dig Your Roots showcase featuring Creative Jazz artists from across the prairies, including Tyler Hornby, George Koufogiannakis and the Beni D Band. The three will appear at Broken City on Monday, March 26 in Calgary. The show will be broadcast across Canada on campus and community radio.

Dig Your Roots is all about developing and promoting new Canadian music from the four corners of this culturally diverse and musically rich country. It is an exploration of independent talent from the Canadian underground. Its scope is wide ranging and focuses on original forms of music that are currently under-represented in the Canadian music scene.

Sponsored by Corus Entertainment Inc., the NCRA/ANREC will produce a series of genre-specific compilations that will coincide with live concert simulcast broadcasts. For each compilation, there will be:

* a nation-wide call for submissions;
* an online promotion involving artist MP3s;
* an esteemed panel to choose the compilation artists; and
* a nation-wide “tour” of the compilation; live coast-to-coast broadcasts of regional concerts on radio stations across the country.

Artists appearing on the 2006-07 “Dig Your Roots – Creative Jazz” CD:

Atlantic
Duane Andrews (St. John’s)
The Barriomatic Trust (Rothesay)
TFC (Halifax)

Québec/North
BoboK (Montréal)
Sons of Colborne (Montréal)
UniSecs (Montréal)

Ontario
bitchin’ (Toronto)
Colin Fisher (Stratford)
Avi Granite:6 (Toronto)

Prairie/North
The Beni. D Band (Winnipeg.)
Tyler Hornby (Calgary)
George Koufogiannakis (Edmonton)

Pacific/North
Gordon Grdina’s Box Cutter (Vancouver)
Inhabitants (Vancouver)
Jesse Zubot (Vancouver)

Artists from the new CD will perform at five shows in five locations from March 20 – 28, 2007. And as with the other DYR projects, each of these shows will be broadcast on participating stations live coast to coast. Tune in to your local college station to hear the concerts.

March 20 – Halifax, NS
March 22 – Montreal, QC
March 24 – Toronto, ON
March 26 – Calgary, AB
March 28 – Vancouver, BC

for more info visit www.myspace.com/digyourroots

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