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  • The joy of live music

    Needless to say, these past few months have been challenging. At home we've done our best to settle into some sort of routine, which works better some days than others. But music is usually a constant. Whether I'm working in the basement or hanging with the family, we usually have some sort of music playing. I'm doing my best to keep track of new releases, and to catch up on recent releases or older recordings - I'm currently aiming to listen to every album on the Polaris long list.

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  • Moving Forward

    Well this is weird. Usually at this time of year we'd be making final preparations for the annual TD Toronto Jazz Festival. I'd be writing blog posts about the various acts appearing at the Festival. And we'd have started the weather watch.

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  • Thank you musicians

    Um, hi. It's been a minute. (Several, actually.) But I'm finally feeling close to back to normal after what ended up being a fairly intense six or so months, and I'm hoping that I'll be able to get back to some semi-regular blogging.

    This is a post I've been meaning to write for a while. It takes its inspiration in part from the musicians who again and again provided some outstanding performances at this past summer's Festival, but it's truly directed at any musician who has committed themselves to pursuing the performance of music as their main career.

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