Canadian Musician correspondent Samantha Everts and photographer Mark Matusoff were in the Capital Region for the 2017 edition of JUNOFest and the JUNO Awards broadcast. Here’s a selection of Mark’s shots from the backstage press room, featuring many of the night’s winners with their hardware.
Canadian Musician correspondent Samantha Everts and photographer Mark Matusoff were in the Capital Region for the 2017 edition of JUNOFest and the JUNO Awards broadcast. Here’s a selection of Mark’s shots of various nominees and VIPs on the red carpet leading into the Canadian Tire Centre ahead of the gala.
West coast folk rockers Lion Bear Fox have been described as a “musical force of nature,” and the songs from their upcoming self-titled LP certainly support that case. The record drops Friday, Feb. 17th, but we’re bringing you an early listen in this exclusive #CMPremiere.
Acclaimed Toronto producer and composer Mike Rocha is releasing his debut album, Finale, on Feb. 10th via Pirates Blend Records, but Canadian Musician is bringing you the collection a few days early in this exclusive #CMPremiere.
Canadian Music Week (CMW) 2017 and Music Canada Live have announced details for the second annual Live Music Industry Awards and are currently welcoming nominations.
The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 during CMW 2017 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and celebrate the best of the live music business sector.
Photographer and Canadian Musician contributor Neal Burstyn (imageswithimpact.ca) hit The Phoenix on Oct. 13th to see Snarky Puppy, presented by the TD Toronto Jazz Festival. Check out a huge library of shots from the show below, along with a few of Neal’s thoughts. Also grab your copy of our Nov./Dec. 2016 issue, as our annual Percussion Special features Snarky Puppy drummer and Toronto native Larnell Lewis.
The Toronto Urban Roots Festival (TURF) has grown in recent years into one of the most anticipated and exciting music events in a city that’s ripe with them year-round. The unique inner-city setting and diverse but well-curated lineup help it stand out as a one-of-a-kind musical product, and for 2016, TURF organizers once again outdid themselves. Canadian Musician‘s Samantha Everts and Mark Matusoff were on the ground for TURF 2016, and we invite you to check out some of the Canadian and international acts that took to the event’s various stages this year. A full photo library follows Sam’s review below…
While Canadian Musician‘s Andrew King was sequestered in the Grand Jury room, photographer Mark Matusoff was running around the main room of Toronto’s Carlu, capturing photos of the Polaris Music Prize Gala and its presenters and performers. Ultimately, Montreal producer Kaytranada’s phenomenal album 99.9% took the title and $50,000 grand prize, though the performances from seven of the 10 shortlisted acts proved, to borrow a perhaps overused cliche, that there were no losers associated with this, the 11th edition of the prize.
Revisit some of the highlights of the 2016 gala in Mark’s photos below.
Artists’ Legal Advice Services (ALAS) is celebrating 30 years of providing free legal advice to artists of all disciplines with an anniversary celebration on Sept. 21, 2016 from 7-10:30 pm at Hugh’s Room in Toronto. The event will feature performances by Craig Cardiff, Danny Marks, and Countermeasure plus several guest speakers. MCs David Basskin of Jazz FM’s Stolen Moments and singer-songwriter Diem La Fortune will host.