In 1960, bandoneonist and composer Astor Piazzolla looked for a new instrument to interpret his ideas and put together his first great quintet. It was an unusual group, especially for tango, as it featured bandoneon, violin, electric guitar, piano, and double bass. Part chamber group, part jazz band, but deeply rooted in the spirit and history of tango, the quintet offered Piazzolla a broad range of resources and possibilities that proved critical for his New Tango.
A decade later, Piazzolla, always restless and attuned to the musical trends of the time, dissolved the quintet, experimented with other ensembles, and decided to
What happens when the number one Beatles songs of all time are played note perfect by Canada’s most sought after session musicians? What happens when you add five lead vocalists capable of representing the intricate vocals of the Beatles with incredible accuracy and tonal similarity? What happens when you add an orchestra to perform the strings and brass the way you heard on the records? (Not pre-recorded back tracks, the real thing!) What happens when you punctuate the live performance show with brilliant and spell-binding clips on screen?
The answer to all those questions becomes the show ONES – Beatles #1
Much more than just another tribute… Bruce In The USA is a high-energy, note-perfect, and visually accurate musical experience of a Bruce Springsteen & The E St. Band show.
Matt Ryan, from the World Famous “Legends In Concert” cast, began playing the Springsteen character in 2000, in Legends “full scale” Las Vegas show. The great success in the famous Las Vegas show brought him to performances across the world, eventually evolving his character into the Bruce In The USA show.
The Bruce In The USA Band consists of seasoned world class professional musicians. The show has hosted musicians from such acts/bands as
What started out in 1982 at a Western Massachusetts elderly housing project to joyfully pass the time instead of passing before your time has developed into the stereotype-defying, generation-crossing musical extravaganza better known as The Young@Heart Chorus.
From The New York Times to TIME, The Tonight Show to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and stars of the Fox Searchlight Top 50 all-time documentary, Young@Heart, this group of fearless seniors, ranging in age from 75-91, has toured from Northampton to New Zealand, Europe to Japan.
Featured in E*Trade’s acclaimed Super Bowl ad – This Is Getting
Dance. Music. Sex. Romance.
The Veins aim to re-create the magical power and energy of a classic Prince show circa 1985: an all-out dance party with relentless funk, all the hits, tasty lesser-known classics, theatrical elements and dance choreography woven into it. Their aim is to be all-inclusive, with an age range of 18 to 32 and multiple ethnicities within the band..to both reach his music to millennials who didn’t live through it and transport those that did back in time to their younger days. With a charismatic, sexy and soulful frontman, a huge ensemble (16 plus!) of the funkiest cats,
This concert/theater work brings the music and the story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life! Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist, Kenny Brawner leads his 11 piece orchestra and three sultry vocalists (a la the Raelettees), performing this American legend’s most popular hits: “What’d I Say?”, “I Got A Woman”, “Mess Around”, “Georgia On My Mind”, a blazing hot duet on “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, and many more! The music is interwoven with monologues depicting how gospel, blues, jazz, and country-influenced Ray’s style, while also reflecting on American social history, his epic battle with drugs, and his triumphant return home
Here you will hear those who sing for the seas.
From Taiwan to Aotearoa/New Zealand – Madagascar to Rapa Nui/Easter Island.
Islanders who share an ancient seafaring ancestry and language.
Over three years, Small Island Big Song evolved from visits to 16 Island Nations, and work with over 100 artists, solo artists, elders, community groups and grassroots musicians, all recorded in their homelands in nature using traditional instruments and languages, with each contributing to each other’s songs. The result is a surprising and stunning musical collaboration reuniting the distant yet interconnected musical traditions of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. In 2018, the collaboration
> INTERNATIONAL FOLK MUSIC AWARDS – Artist Of The Year 2019
> CANADIAN FOLK MUSIC AWARDS – 3x Winner 2020
> JUNO AWARDS – Best Trad/Roots Album Nominee 2019
> PASTE MAGAZINE TOP 10 – Folk Artists You Need to Know in 2019
> NPR MUSIC TOP 100 – Artists to Watch at SXSW 2019
Roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft & JD Edwards, a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian Prairies. Thrown together purely by accident for an anniversary show at Winnipeg’s venerable West End Cultural Centre, The Small Glories could almost make you believe in
Presenting the 25th Anniversary concerts of “On A Winter’s Night” from veteran singer-songwriters that remain among the brightest stars of the singer/songwriter movement for the past three decades. In 1994 Christine Lavin gathered them together, along with folk and Americana artists to showcase music of the Winter Season on the now classic On A Winter’s Night CD, followed by several years of touring collaborations. These artists have released dozens of recordings and toured steadily through the decades, with fond memories of their touring days together. The winter season is again celebrated by these unique and popular
Celebrate the winter solstice and its warm traditions with a concert of original and traditional acoustic music. This season marks the 35th anniversary of the multi-platinum selling Winter Solstice album series originally released on Windham Hill Records. Label founder and Grammy-winning guitarist, Will Ackerman joins Grammy Award-nominated singer, fiddler, pianist, and songwriter Barbara Higbie and composer Todd Boston, with special guest cellist Mia Pixley, to lead a joyous holiday concert.
ABOUT WINDHAM HILL
William Ackerman founded Windham Hill Records in Palo Alto in 1975. The label’s audiophile recordings were a run-away