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Introducing Dominique Mathurin


According to her mother, Dominique began singing at the age of two. She couldn’t pronounce words as yet, but sang all types of songs and melodies. By age nine Dominique remembers singing in church a lot but by the age of sweet sixteen she had the inclination that music would be a major part of […]

Barenaked Ladies – Silverball


27 years together, over 14 million albums sold and multiple Grammy nominations, Silverball, Barenaked Ladies fourteenth studio album, finds the long-standing partnership of Ed Robertson (guitar, vocals), Jim Creeggan (bass, vocals), Kevin Hearn (keyboard, guitar, vocals) and Tyler Stewart (drums, vocals) firing on all cylinders. SILVERBALL was produced by the band’s longtime friend Gavin Brown (The […]

Kurt Elling – Passion World


Passion World, the fifth Concord album (and eleventh overall) from vocalist Kurt Elling, lives up to its title on both counts. Scheduled for release on June 9, 2015 on Concord Jazz, it is indeed his most “worldly” album to date, as Elling casts his net far and wide, from Brazil to Ireland, Germany to France, […]

Miles Davis lands street honour in New York

Jazz legend Miles Davis has landed a street honour in New York. Shirley Zafirau, Davis’ former neighbour, launched a campaign to have a block named Miles Davis Way five years ago after noticing many other musicians, including Duke Ellington, Chico O’Farrill and John Hicks had been feted with the honour. She says, “I wondered, ‘Why […]