Check out this cool Jazz Shed “streeter” with Cory Weeds down at the Coastal Jazz and Blues office on a sunny summer day in Vancouver. The Juno Award winning Jazz Fusion power quartet Metalwood has just released its first new album in a long time. The Jazz Shed was honored to receive an early promo copy of Twenty and we love it! Twenty is available on Cellar Live and Metalwood performs live at Frankie’s Jazz Club on September 9th, 10th, and 11th.Tweet
Champian Fulton brings a charm and excitement to the contemporary jazz scene, primarily because she is a fantastic and swinging musician. She has some pretty serious keyboard chops and a confident and dynamic vocal offering in the tradition of Dinah Washington.
The Jazz Shed had the distinct privilege of an extensive conversation with Ms. Fulton at Frankie’s Jazz Club in Vancouver, prior to her two night engagement on March 4 and 5, part of the Women in Jazz series presented by Coastal Jazz and Blues. She is has just embarked on an international tour promoting her latest album release After Dark.
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If you were feeling blue about the closure of one of Vancouver’s all-time greatest Jazz venues, the legendary Cellar, well fear not, it has been reincarnated (sort of) in the new Frankie’s Jazz Club which launched late in 2015. And who else but the multifaceted Cory Weeds would be the driving force behind this exciting new venue which has already presented a stellar cast of jazz greats both local and from abroad.
I caught up with Cory, Jazz Impresario extraordinaire, leading tenor sax man, record label owner, producer, etc., etc., down at the new jazz club in December (2015) to stretch out on many subjects. Cory shared the back story around the launch of Frankie’s (a joint venture, if you will, between Cory, Coastal Jazz, and Frankie’s Italian Restaurant), his thoughts on jazz music, the old Cellar, his record label (Cellar Live) and much more.
Please sit back, relax, and enjoy this very candid and revealing conversation with “the hardest working man” in jazz. I believe it!Tweet