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Kellylee Evans. Photo courtesy <a href="http://www.kellyleeevans.com">kellyleeevans.com</a>
Kellylee Evans. Photo courtesy kellyleeevans.com

Juno Award winner Kellylee Evans takes the stage in Norwood

The Juno Award-winning singer is very popular in Canada and France, but not too well known (yet) in the U.S. She'll be bringing her unique blend of jazz and soul to the Norwood Village Green Concert Series June 20 at 7 pm. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article

Saxophonist Tim Green reveals life's many seasons in an outstanding debut CD

Baltimore native Tim Green's debut CD, Songs From This Season, showcases writing and playing way beyond his 30 years. Joel Hurd thinks it's the best CD he has heard in at least a year, and he talked with Tim Green about it on The Bridge.  Go to full article

Terri Lyne Carrington brings her Grammy winning Mosaic Project to Potsdam

Drummer Terri Lyne Carrington will bring a stellar band to Potsdam, NY on February 22, 2013 as part of the Community Performance Series. She talked to Joel Hurd about the group, teaching jazz to young people, and winning the 2012 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album.  Go to full article
Reggie Quinerly
Reggie Quinerly

Hometown history inspires drummer Reggie Quinerly for his debut CD

Drummer Reggie Quinerly's debut CD, "Music Inspired by Freedmantown" pays tribute to the neighborhood in Houston, TX that was founded by freed slaves. He talked about it with Joel Hurd on The Bridge.  Go to full article
Taylor Haskins playing "No Regrets." Still from <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yfF5zo2V4s">Youtube video</a>
Taylor Haskins playing "No Regrets." Still from Youtube video

Preview: Taylor Haskins in Elizabethtown

An award-winning jazz trumpeter who grew up in rural New Hampshire, then lived for many years in New York City, has returned to rural life right here in the North Country. He's playing two concerts in Elizabethtown this weekend as part of the Piano By Nature series, and Joel Hurd has a preview.  Go to full article
Renee Yoxon and Mark Ferguson
Renee Yoxon and Mark Ferguson

Ottawa Singer Renee Yoxon partners with pianist Mark Ferguson for second CD

Renee Yoxon's ambitious new CD is a collaboration with Ottawa pianist/composer Mark Ferguson and features all original tunes with some of the finest jazz musicians from Ottawa and Montreal. She talked about it with Joel Hurd on The Bridge.  Go to full article
The headstock of the guitar Tracy inlayed for the FarmAid 25th Anniversary concert.  John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Neil Young all played this guitar in the concert. Image courtesy Tracy Cox
The headstock of the guitar Tracy inlayed for the FarmAid 25th Anniversary concert. John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Neil Young all played this guitar in the concert. Image courtesy Tracy Cox

Traditional techniques make modern instruments

This holiday week, we're taking a second listen to one of our favorite series of 2012. This May, we profiled people doing traditional work, including a North Country craftsman who builds stringed instruments and applies inlay to them in a way that is the same as it has been done for generations.

Joel Hurd, a guitar enthusiast himself, traveled to Parishville to meet Tracy Cox.  Go to full article

Pianist Jamie Reynolds produces a stunning debut with "Time With People"

Brooklyn-based Canadian pianist Jamie Reynolds first came to our attention as the pianist for his wife, singer Melissa Stylianou. His debut CD, "Time With People" shows strong compositional ideas, brilliant playing, and a refreshing approach to music and life. He talked about it with Joel Hurd on The Bridge.  Go to full article
Guitarist Paul Meyers
Guitarist Paul Meyers

Preview: New music by guitarist Paul Meyers

A busy jazz guitarist with North Country roots is releasing a new CD this week, and will be celebrating with a house concert near Potsdam tomorrow night. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article
Melissa Stylianou's "Silent Movie"
Melissa Stylianou's "Silent Movie"

Jazz singer returns to her Canadian roots

Melissa Stylianou. a New York-based jazz singer with Ontario roots has been garnering lots of international praise since her latest CD, "Silent Movie" was released in April, and she's celebrating with a short tour of her native country. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article

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