This week’s artist spotlight is on the one of the best, and most innovative jazz bands in Canada,”Midcoast.” The band’s unique sound combines influences ranging from the likes of Radiohead to the renown, Charlie Parker. New Wax reporter Anton Sardelich finds out how their influences have helped shape the unique sound of their new EP The Montreal Sessions.
Legendary Jazz bassist Dave Holland recently spent a week at York as an artist in residents, offering workshops to our students in the jazz program. His solo career has been illustrious, with his ‘Live At Birdland’ album often being called the greatest jazz recording of the 21st century by fans and critics. Jazz singer and New Wax reporter Natasha Roldán recently sat down with the humble legend to learn more about what drives his life and art.
Colombian born Toronto jazz musician Natasha Roldan is vocally influenced by traditional Latin American and European music. She was live in studio performing “No Apologies”, “Love Swing”, and “Regret” off her debut EP, No Apologies. After her set, Roldán sat down with New Wax for an exclusive interview to discuss the release of the debut EP and her development as a jazz singer in the city.
Listen to the interview here!!!