Dig Your Roots: Creative JazzThe Dig Your Roots project searches the land for new and adventurous jazz talent
By Magnus Thyvold
The featured artists may not be well known outside the jazz world but are talented players with, in most cases, many years of performing and making music under their belts. “One of the great things I’ve seen with this project,” says Kaestner “has been the opportunity to match up more experienced artists who have professionally produced CDs with artists just starting new projects.” True to the eclecticism of modern jazz, they draw upon many traditions and influences, exploit and experiment with new technologies, and generally drive right off the beaten path to create music that often defies simple definition. “It’s true that we drew artists to the project by using terms like ‘free jazz’, ‘avant-garde’, and ‘musique actuelle’. But what we ended up with was a journey through jazz.” Tracks and bios from all the artists who participated What we ended up with was a journey through jazz are available on the Dig Your Roots website.
The concert series will air live across the country on your local c/c radio station (see www.DigYourRoots.ca for more info on the concerts and CDs). All shows begin at 9pm Eastern time / 6pm Pacific.
Check back here for a list of participating stations or visit the Dig Your Roots Website.
Tuesday, March 20 - Halifax, NS
Thursday, March 22 - Montreal, QC
Saturday, March 24 - Toronto, ON
Monday, March 26 - Calgary, AB
Wednesday, March 28 - Vancouver, BC