Jazz Fest

It’s Monday morning and I have a jazz hangover, despite having consumed nothing more noxious than Perrier and some ill-advised food-truck chicken.
With Cellar Groove, jazz impresario Cory Weeds has dug deep into his archive for a 2004 club date all jazz-saxophone fans should treasure.
Should these three talents record again, however, let’s hope they opt for a more demanding and less familiar songbook.
Dhillon’s debut as a leader gains even more resonance when heard in its intended historical context.
The defining quality of Harris Eisenstadt’s Golden State quartet, other than its unusual instrumentation, has to be the intricacy of its leader’s compositions.
There’s a good chance that Nate Wooley’s upcoming solo set will contain some of the most radical music on offer at this year’s TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.
What do you get when you put four extroverts in a room?
For proof of music’s healing power, look no further than 78-year-old Harold Mabern.
Fraser is a great addition to Allen’s regular quartet, adding warmth and bravado in equal measure.
The fest takes place from June 20 to July 1 at various venues. Check back for updates