This is the last of three series of programs on the upcoming Victoria International Jazz fest (Jun 21-30). I play music by some of the great jazz artists coming as well as interview the founder and artistic director, Darryl Mar. If you’re thinking of taking in some of the festival, these programs are a great way to help you decide who to go see. And if you can’t because you are too far away—you’ll still make some great discoveries of veteran and up and coming jazz and jazz-oriented musicians and singers.
This episode features Makaya McCraven, Eric Alexander, Trio LSD (from Sweden), Attila Fias, Rowan Farintosh (with Chris Parnis), Davina & The Vagabonds, Melissa Aldana (from Chile), Steve Smith and The Groove (who is also a member of ‘Journey’), and the up and coming genius, Jacob Collier. About Collier, Quincy Jones stated “I have never in my life seen a talent like this”.