In Memory of Chris Hill

This page is dedicated to the memory of my wife and best friend Chris, who passed away suddenly on December 15th, 2004. Her Love and Devotion to me and my music is treasured, and will live on in my heart forever.

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We will be adding more and more links to other Jazz pages as time goes on. Here are some of the sites that may be of interest. If you would like to suggest a link please contact us.

Jazz Canadiana will pay tribute to those Websites we recognize as being most representative of the art form of jazz.

Sites recognized will display our "Loon Salute" banner and will be identified in our links with the loon symbol (Canada's National Bird).

Jazz is an Emotional and Physical Music

Physical: Makes you want to dance or move to the rhythm.
Emotional: Makes you want to laugh or cry.

100 Greatest Jazz Albums 
123 GreetingsJazz style greeting cards
Monty Alexander Jamaican-born jazz pianist, a major voice in jazz music.
Arkadia RecordsA label with a wealth of important jazz artist's recordings.
Autumn Leaves JazzBarrie Jazz Festival
Chet Baker Home PageThe "cool" school trumpet/vocal star.
Chet BakerGood site with much memorabilia of the late trumpet star, plus interesting photos of other jazz giants.
Daniel BarnesDrummer, writer, arranger, singer and producer
Berklee College of MusicFounded in 1945, Berklee College of Music is the world's largest independent music college for the study of contemporary music.
Birdland's Australian Jazz PageOn line store based in Australia
Ragtime Mark Birnbaum, Classical, Jazz & Ragtime Piano"As anyone who's caught one of his several hundred appearances on Joe Franklin's television show will know, Mark Birnbaum (who has a Ph.D. from Columbia) is the consummate ragtime piano specialist. He knows all of the classical rags by Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, Jelly Roll Morton - he can take any song you name (from "Sh-Boom" to "Amazing Grace") and convert it to ragtime." Chip Deffaa, The New York Post
Black Saint Impressive listing of recordings by the jazz explorers of today and tomorrow. Great jacket photos.
Art Blakey Home PageMajor influence from Hard Bop period.
Sean BrayContemporary artist/composer/arranger/teacher based in Toronto.
Michael Brecker Tenor saxophone Titan.
Bob BrookmeyerValve trombonist/arranger/composer extraordinaire.
James Brown"A brand new voice has joined the Toronto guitar ranks" - Toronto Star.
"Canadian musician with a ton of endless intriguing ideas" - Performing Arts Magazine.
Canada Web DirectorySearch for information by Region for Travel, Environmental issues, News, Recreation, Sports, Shopping, Tourism, Arts & Entertainment and much, much more across this vast nation - Canada
Benny CarterLegendary Saxophonist/Composer/Arranger.
Cornerstone Records Independant Canadian label featuring some of Canada's top jazz artists.
Dragon Records Exceptional Swedish jazz label
Dutch JazzExceptional Dutch jazz website
ECM RecordsImportant Contemporary Jazz label
ejazztravel.comUnique Travel locations with a Twist of Jazz
EMI Music canadaCanada's EMI Music site with loads of information on Capitol and Blue Note labels.
Bill Evans Catalogue & New Releases 
Fantasy JazzOne of the top new and reissue labels
Florence International Music Summer CampusClassical and jazz music summer courses in the Florence Music School "Il Trillo", with musicians and teachers of international fame.
GlasJAZZ Reviews, Live Audio Clips, Interviews with artists and much more....
Warren Greig - Jazz GuitaristBright Rising Guitar Star on the Canadian Jazz Scene
Guelph Jazz FestivalImprovised Music Festival
Guildwood RecordsCanadian Contemporay Jazz label
Charlie Haden Home PageHighly acclaimed bassist/composer
Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Over 5 days Fredericton's downtown comes alive with the sounds of jazz, blues and world music.
Henry Heillig Home Page Toronto based leader/bassist of a contemporary band called Hiellig Manoeuvre.
Fred Hersch One of the foremost jazz pianists/composers in the world today
Levon Ichkhanian"Contemporary Jazz with World Beat Overtones", aptly describes the music of Canadian/Armenian multi-instrumentalist/composer Levon Ichkhanian
Stafford James ProjectProminent Jazz Bassist now living in Paris, worked with Kenny Barron, Betty Carter, Woody Shaw, J.J. Johnson, Slide Hampton and many others....
JAZZFM91Canada's premier jazz radio station - 24 hours daily
Jazz Break Exceptional European site featuring information on worldwide festivals, international artists, interviews and much more.
Jazz Canada Jazz Canada is the Canadian section of the International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE), who are committed to supporting and promoting jazz education in Canada.
THE JAZZ DISCOGRAPHY by Tom Lord Find all you want to know about virtually any jazz recording ever released
Jazz Duo Karen Holgate & Jan Menkal  
Jazz MoodsExtremly interesting site from London, England; Jazz Moods is an agency representing a wide variety of exciting jazz acts.
Jazz PhotographsExceptional photography of Jazz artists captured in performance and off stage by Parisian photographer Michel Vasset.
Jazz Records (Lennie Tristano)Label featuring late famous jazz pianist and musicians who appeared with him or influenced him.
Jazz ServicesThe National UK Jazz Information Resource
Jazz Guitar OnlineA must for guitar players/enthusiasts, interesting Trivia challenge.
Jazz MontrealSite devoted to the Jazz scene in Montreal
Jazz SnapsA web site devoted to action pictures of mostly Canadian jazz artists.
Jeff Johnston Home PageExceptionally talented pianist/composer/producer/educator
Oliver Jones - Home PageA major name in Canadian Jazz piano
Justin-Time Records A most important Canadian Jazz label
Michael Kaeshammer"It's Boogie, stride, barrelhouse, call it all and anything. But it has a unique and creative kick to it" - Jurgen Gothe, CBC Disc Drive.
LJ Records Contemporary jazz from Sweden
Joe Locke Diversity with vibes, able to fit into any musical context
Kirk MacDonaldA first rate saxophonist whose playing has fervour and fire.
Linda Manzer Home PageGuitar maker for Pat Metheny, Bruce Cockburn, Carlos Santana, and more
Dan McCarthyNew vibist on the Canadian jazz scene with influences of Gary Burton and Don Thompson. "Manchester Craftsman's Guild" is a multi-discipline, minority directed arts and learning centre serving the urban community in Pittsburh, PA. Exceptional recordings of jazz concerts by such as Paquito D'Rivera with New York Voices and The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, are available.
Metalwood Home PageFour seasoned young musicians who are inspired with the love of Miles Davis' early electric music, but still maintain an original approach
Anthony MichelliOutstanding new drummer on the Toronto scene
Thelonious Monk The official Thelonious Monk website
The Thelonious Monk Website One of the founding fathers of Bebop
Montreal Bistro & Jazz Club World renowned jazz night spot featuring local and international artists six nights a week
James Morrison's site Australia's multi-instrumental jazz whiz.
Mosaic Records Famous record label known for important reissues.
Mark Murphy Home PageA singer's singer for half a century
Mike Murley An innovative, polished and dazzling young tenor,saxophonist-composer.
Nagel-Heyer Records
A great new name in Jazz. Swinging mainstream jazz with internationally known and unknown artists reccorded with exceptional clarity
National Public RadioRadio programmes, events calendar, reviews and much more for the serious jazz fan.
OzzyjazzStreaming Jazz webcasts recorded live in Adelaide, Australia. Great sounds from Down Under
Alex Pangman Alex sings like an angel on classic American songs from the 20's, 30's and 40's
Art Pepper Home Page A tribute to the late famous West Coast jazz star.
Art Pepper's "Winter Moon" Recordings Re-issued in 20-Bit 
Oscar Peterson The official Oscar Peterson web site
Michael Pickett Canada's #1 Blues artist
Roy Powell Contemporary jazz pianist/composer based in the U.K.
Paul Read Orchestra P.R.O. - Top flight Canadian jazz orchestra led by pianist-composer-educator Paul Read
Tony QuarringtonTony Quarrington is an exciting jazz guitarist and composer.
Redhouse Jazz
Rimouski Festi Jazz InternationalInternational Jazz Festival in Quebec
Regina Jazz SocietyOrganization presenting concerts and club dates.
RCA/BMGListings of recordings on these two famous labels.
Jon Regan web siteJon Regan is an outstanding jazz pianist, breaking into the club and concert circuit.
Sonny RollinsSite devoted to one of the most influencial saxophonists in jazz.
The Official Sonny Rollins web siteA vast amount of information on one of the most important figures in jazz.
Barry RombergOutstanding contemporary drummer based in Toronto.
Saskatchewan Jazz Festival info
Ronnie Scott's Jazz Clubs World famous British jazz clubs
Chase Sanborn web site Trumpet/Flugelhorn players site offers info on the artist and his teaching, writing, clinics etc.
Archie Shepp Web Site Official web site of one of the great tenor saxophone masters of the Avante garde. Québec's largest Website devoted to the Québec jazz scene.
Melissa Stott A jazz vocalist who will capture your heart.
Sundance Exceptional Danish label offering CD's of Jazz, Fusion, Contemporary, Vocal, Acoustic, Rock/Pop recordings. Jazz Artists represented include: Richard Boone, Alex Riel, Ed Thigpen, Elian Elias, Bob Brookmeyer, Mads Vinding, Thomas Clausen.
Swedish Jazz Webthis site launched in 1995 hosts jazz activities in Sweden and beyond.
Thirsty Ear Studios New 'State of the Art' recording studio based in Markham, Ontario.
Timeless Records Label covering almost all genres of jazz
Toronto Musicians Association Career Self-Management Resource Centre for musicians
Clark Tracey web site One of Englands supreme drummers.
Stan TraceyExcellent site devoted to one of England's jazz piano treasures.
Treleaven Online Art GalleryGreat paintings of jazz and blues artists
Trillium Jazz BandGreat Dixieland band based in Muskoka Ontario.
Toronto Jazz Festival One of the most important jazz festivals in Canada.
Vancouver Jazz Festival Canada's West Coast great jazz fesativa.l
Verve Music GroupWorld famous major jazz label
Nancy WalkerOutstanding International pianist/composer based in Toronto
Warner Brothers Jazz siteShowcasing artists such as Pat Metheny and Brad Mehldau
UpTown Waterloo Jazz FestivalWestern Ontario's excellent jazz festival.
WBGO Radio - New YorkThe only full-time 24-hour a day straight ahead jazz station serving the New York Metropolitan area (with some blues 3-4 weekdays and sunday evenings, and rhythm & blues saturday mornings). Some of the shows hosted by Michael Bourne, Branford Marsalis, Marian McPartland, Kenny Washington
Mike WestbrookBritish composer/performer
Wooden ArtUnique and high quality wooden art from the online art gallery. Great selection and best quality for decorative wooden panels not found anywhere else. Personalised decorative wooden panels also available at the online art gallery.
Phil Woods Internationally claimed star of the alto sax
YoshisWorld class jazz house and Japanese restaurant based in Oakland California.