Wednesday, June 2nd CBC Music in Studio at the JUNOS The Jazz Session.
Watched this live at 8 p.m. ET on CBC Gem but could have watched it as well at CBCmusic.ca/junos, CBC Music Facebook, CBC Music Twitter, CBC Music YouTube too. This CBC Music in Studio JUNOS The Jazz Session was hosted by Laila Biali and featured 9 legendary musicians nominated in the 3 Jazz categories at the 2021 Juno Awards ranging from traditional to vocal, from group to Latin covering all jazz stylings. Was Presented by CBC Music.
An amazing 1-hour session allowed for 1 song each that showcased that recorded on 9 of the 15 albums nominated in the 3 Jazz categories Jazz Solo, Jazz Group, and Vocal Jazz that were on that stage session.
We heard from Musical Director Pat LaBarbera saxophonist, Bassist Andrew Downing (Florian Hoefner Trio), Percussionist Junior Santos, Saxophonist Kirk MacDonald, Drummer Larnell Lewis, Pianist Hilario Durán, and from singers Sammy Jackson, Matt Dusk, and Laila Bialit the host.
Laila Biali singer and host.
I have had a love for Jazz since 1984 when i picked up my 1st in school instrument, the Bass Clarinet then Clarinet. I truly enjoyed this soothing session, especially with all the stress I am under lately, it was just what the doctor ordered.