Andrea Koziol: ‘Let’s just make a record!’ folkland? jazzland? Improvise!!

As to where she’s been geographically, Andrea Koziol has performed from the east to the west coast of Canada, and up north and down in the prairies as well. Musically, though, the trail has been less clear.

“Both of (my most recent) albums I worked on with my husband, Tom Neuspiel, who … Continue Reading >Andrea Koziol: ‘Let’s just make a record!’ folkland? jazzland? Improvise!!

Spanish Harlem brings a Salsa Orchestra to the Cowtown?!

On October 27th, just after leaving New York, NY, and before arriving in Oakland, CA, the Spanish Harlem Orchestra took a little detour, . . . to Calgary, of course, the heart of Latin music in Canada.

Oscar Hernandez, the founder of the Grammy-winning Salsa band was kind enough to tell me why in the world they were heating up the Jack Singer Hall, of all places.
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Sun, Hail, and Food: Your Average Concert in July

It’s a tough job, I know, but somebody’s . . . . got . . . to . . . (eerrrggghhh!!! Uuugggghhh!!!! ) to do . . . . (aaaagggghhhh!!) it. . . . (eerrrrrrrgg).

Got it! Whew! Yep, tough work, all this music listening. I mean, who among you would sacrifice your quietude and evenings of ‘reality’ television to go and take in, well, live music?

Who?!?
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