New Release: Mi Raiz - Alexis Baro
Photo: Anna Encheva
Alexis Baro's new release "Mi Raiz" has taken the world music scene by storm. The album is Alexis Baro's tribute to Cuban Trumpet playing and the many great musicians and composers from his homeland that have blessed the world over many decades with a distinct and unique sound from this instrument. Guest performers include Hilario Duran, Jesús Alemany, and many more great artists.
New Release: Bee Thankful - Neil Brathwaite Group
Neil Brathwaite Group's debut recording "Bee Thankful" is a soulful jazz offering by this quartet that's been together for over ten years as a staple of the Queen Street music scene in Toronto. The album offers the listener a wide range of emotions from high energy funky jazz to mellow chill music that are for those quiet moments.
The chemistry between these musicians is definitely worth taking a listen to as they speak as a collective voice true to each of Braithwaite's compositions.
Guest appearances include trumpeter Alexis Baro, Ted Peters on trombone, Michael Occhipinti on guitar, Mark Hundevad on vibraphones, Mark Mosca on Steel Pan and Jorge "Papiosco" Torres on percussion.
New Release: Gold Cadillac - Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
We loved the Diana and Chris sound so much that we’re doing another album! GOLD CADILLAC, the new blues album from Toronto’s African-Canadian label G-Three features Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley on an exciting blend of electric blues classics and original songs from these multiple winners of the Maple Blues songwriter of the year award.
Diana Braithwaite is an award winning vocalist who has made blues her passion. As one of the very few Black blues artists performing the music in Canada, she makes a point of reaching out to share the history and beauty of the music along with her partner nine-time Maple Blues Award winner Chris Whiteley.
Chris is a multi-instrumentalist legendary musician on the blues scene who started out 50 years ago and has worked with many of the greats along the way; Blind John Davis, Leon Redbone, Chuck Berry, to name a few..
GOLD CADILLAC - Getting ready for the party, being at the party and then after the show.
From loud and humorous to touching and intimate it is always 100% blues!
2019 Juno Awards Nomination - Best Solo Jazz
Congratulation Alexis on your well deserved recognition by the Canadian music industry.