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April 11, 2008

Documentary Series Features Canadian Jazz Greats

Written by
cindy mcleod

jazz radio, Canada


Canadian Jazz Documentary Series

Eleven Jazz Greats Profiled in Documentary Series

Toronto’s 24/7 jazz station JAZZ.FM91 will be showcasing Canada’s finest in jazz in a new 11-part documentary series beginning Sunday, April 13 from 4-5pm.

Hosted by the station’s CEO Ross Porter, the series will focus on eleven Canadian jazz giants, Oliver Jones, Jane Bunnett, Vic Vogel, Moe Koffman, Rob McConnell, Lenny Breau, Doug Riley, Renee Rosnes, PJ Perry and Phil Nimmons. Each segment combines live interviews as well as archival audio clips and music to present an intimate glimpse into the profiled artist.

Kicking off the series on Sunday, April 13th is a tribute to legendary pianist Oliver Jones, peering into the artist’s life starting from his beginnings in Montreal studying with Oscar Peterson’s sister Daisy Peterson Sweeny; to his Juno Award win; to becoming a major force on the world jazz stage.

JAZZ.FM can be found on 91.1 on your radio dial, or you can listen online.

Canadian Jazz Documentary Series Schedule:

Sunday, April 13th – The Oliver Jones Story
Sunday, April 20th – The Dean of Canadian Jazz: Phil Nimmons
Sunday, April 27th – Vic Vogel: The Musical Legend
Sunday, May 4th – The Velvet Touch of Lenny Breau
Sunday, May 11th – The Jim Galloway Story
Sunday, May 18th – The Journey of Jane Bunnett
Sunday, May 25th – Rob McConnell: The Boss of the Boss Brass
Sunday, June 1st – The Story of the Swingin’ Shepherd: Moe Koffman
Sunday, June 8th – Renee Rosnes: Chasing Spirits
Sunday, June 15th – Second Chances: The PJ Perry Story
Sunday, June 22nd – Doug Riley “Dr. Music”

for more info visit www.jazz.fm

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