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The podcast and Canadian jazz and improvised music radio show Rhythmaning with host/producer Kerilie McDowall is an exploration of the new and also the innovative. Every week Rhythmaning features the latest jazz and improvisation new releases from eclectic, creative, post bop,Latin,early jazz, women in jazz, experimental, avant garde, the sometimes traditional and a mix of other sounds with fun ventures into the past. The best Canadian, European and American jazz artists with a diverse variety of current exciting jazz and improvisation available for listening, subscription or download on podcast. Past radio interview and podcast highlights include impressive Order of Canada and JUNO winners and many of Canada's best. McDowall was an active performer/composer/jazz guitarist in the 1990's to learn more visit the website www.rhythmaning.ca.

Join Rhythmaning live on Mondays at 5-8 pm at CHLY 101.7 FM. Tune in live online at www.chly.ca. Free weekly Rhythmaning jazz podcasts including interviews and show updates and latest news on the website www.rhythmaning.ca. Play or subscribe or download. Rhythmaning podcasts are available on iTunes.
October 20, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Songlines Recordings -Tony Reif interview

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Since 1992 Vancouver producer Tony Reif has been documenting the globe's best avant garde talent on his innovative Vancouver record label Songlines Recordings. From world and jazz to new music the label offers cutting edge art music coming from the best of Vancouver's gifted and top talent and also exciting releases from New York, Europe and more.

In this podcast and also in the separate second podcast of 'Songlines Recordings-October 14, 2013-Part Two' of this three hour feature, listen to highlights from the Songlines Recordings catalogue and hear from some of my favorite exceptional musicians. If you like creative improvisation you will love this show.

Included are stunning tracks from Benoit Delbecq, Fred Hersch, Andy Milne,Gamelan Madu Sari,Gordon Grdina, Michael Blake, Samuel Blaser, Harris Eisenstadt and Tyson Naylor. Reif's artists from his record label catalogue will provoke inspiration and admiration and will leave you wanting more even if you are a newbie to the avant world. Songlines Recordings is indeed one of my favorite Canadian record labels and there is something here for everyone.

Avant art music challenges and encourages contemplation, innovation and brings forth unique ideas and thoughts to both performers and the audience. For the open minded, the avant world can be an experience of much joy and appreciation leading to much creative inspiration. As Reif says, seeing the music performed live is also important in order to gain an understanding of its experience.

I myself had a lot of exposure to avant garde live performances and participating in creative avant experiments/compositions and improvisation and study with late American composer James Tenney years ago. I especially thank Tenney for teaching me to be receptive to new musical ideas and possibilities and am grateful for his important musical influence and philosophical approach.

I encourage you to be welcoming and to investigate and not be shy if you are a newcomer to this music. Tony Reif will open your mind up to the magic of Songlines Recordings artists and the gratifying experience of the avant and its wonder and beauty. I've selected some of the best tracks for your enjoyment, so kick back, relax and take in the transcendental sounds of some of the globe's creative best in this podcast.

The audio on the telephone with Tony Reif was minimally but definitely affected by an unidentified and unsuspected technical issue. Such occurances are extremely rare. The show is minimally affected and still pleasant to listen to and really worth checking out for the interview and phenomenal music tracks and true artistic brilliance and talent.

Be sure to join in and enjoy this highly respected and favorite Canadian avant Vancouver record label. You will be especially motivated by the uplifting, transformative inspirational listening experience that is Canada's Songlines Recordings.

Brought to you by Rhythmaning on CHLY 101.7 FM, Vancouver Island Nanaimo, BC, Canada. www.chly.ca.

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October 20, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Songlines Recordings-October 14, 2013-Part Two

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This is the second half of the the three hour feature on Vancouver record label Songlines Recordings. Be sure to listen to, 'Songlines Recordings-Tony Reif Interview' the first half featuring an interview with Songlines Recordings producer and owner Tony Reif.

In this episode in Part Two, an assortment of Songlines Recordings artists with more of my current favorites and also from past years. From guitarist Ron Samworth's Talking Pictures with Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz to The October Trio's newest release,Thom Gossage,the latest from the Chris Clark Quintet,Brad Shepik,Ben Monder,Chris Gestrin,Van der Schyff, Francois Houle and even more to enjoy in the first two hours of this episode from Part One with Tony Reif's interview.

You will want to sample this colourful palette and hues of brilliant creative artistry and top talent from BC, New York and Europe and more. Songlines Recordings releases have brought me much enjoyment over the years and I highly recommend this label to all there is something on this label for everyone. If you are a newbie be sure to visit www.songlines.com to download one free mp3 track from each album- and there is a lot to choose from. You can also go to www.soundcloud.com and enter in the tag under search, 'tonereef' and Reif's stream with more music will come up so you can sample the Songlines Recordings catalogue further.

An enjoyable listen that will both delight and challenge you intellectually and take you on a journey of being in the moment. Let the joy of the music carry you and take in the Songlines experience. Reif inspires and influences with the artists he presents on his record label. Do not miss the opportunity for an intimate musical journey of adventure and transformative discovery.

Brought to you by Rhythmaning on CHLY 101.7 FM, Vancouver Island, Nanaimo, BC, Canada. www.rhythmaning.ca

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October 08, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Women in Jazz and Vancouver tracks

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Opening the show the Mary Lou Williams Trio with 'Dat Dere' and leading into a four track set of women in jazz from the former Vancouver band 'Mother of Pearl'. With compositions by pianist Brenda Baird and bassist Wendy Solloway and 1930's Canadian pianist and jazz composer Ruth Lowe you are in for a delight.

Mother of Pearl also features talents Karen Graves on saxophone and Lori Lyster on drums. Both musicians have freelanced on the Vancouver scene for years, as has the rest of the band. Sample over three Mother of Pearl albums in this podcast.

Featured closing the set is Vancouver 93 year old vocal jazz legend Eleanor Collins with the all female band. This is one of my favorite Mother of Pearl tracks. I know you will have a good time listening to Mother of Pearl whom I performed with myself many years ago for a brief time when I was a guitarist/working musician. Check out the fun track, 'Woulda Shoulda Coulda' some nice ballads and the upbeat 'Pizz Off Funk Up' and Canadian composer Ruth Lowe's famous song,'I'll Never Smile Again' as performed by Vancouver jazz vocal legend Eleanor Collins with the band.

Mother of Pearl has done some great work and I highly recommend the album, 'She bop, A Century of jazz compositions by Canadian Women', featuring tracks from all female composers, all of whom are Canadian. There are two other CDs available from the band also online as well that I am sure you will enjoy very much.

I interviewed vocalist Eleanor Collins in February 2013 and she is currently up on podcast under Rhythmaning at www.chly.ca. I am a huge fan of Collins and know you will love and adore her as much as I do. I hope you will check out her Rhythmaning podcast and hear her amazing tracks from the 1950s and 1960s sent especially to us thanks to CBC Vancouver's Colin Preston. CBC staff and producers were very helpful in making that show possible and a much grateful thanks to CBC Vancouver and Colin Preston for making it happen.

Collins is one of Canada's best jazz vocalists from Canada's earlier jazz period. You can find public domain recordings of early Collins at the Library and Archives of Canada and purchase copies of Collins and many of our other early jazz artists.

Later hear more from some more talented jazzwomen including pianist Amanda Tosoff, bassist Jodi Proznick, trumpet player Ingrid Jensen and bassist Brandi Disterheft with pianist Renee Rosnes - all terrific female Canadian talent. Then I could not resist the title track from the Mary Lou Williams Trio called 'Free Spirits' to close with Williams soulful on the piano as always.

The second hour features the latest from Pi Recordings from Matt Mitchell's release called 'Fiction' with a few tracks followed by Johnathan Finlayson on trumpet from his new album the 'Moment and The Message'...great New York sounds.

Then some Vancouver art music with The Aeroplane Trio, The Inhabitants, Tommy Babin's Benzene, New York resident and Canadian Michael Blake with Vancouver musicians, and lastly more from Assertion and Swanvista led by guitarist/composer/songwriter Chad MacQuarrie. This music features some fine improvisation with soundscapes and gifted musicians. For interviews with musicians in these bands check out the recent podcast with guitarist Chad MacQuarrie and past podcasts with Tommy Babin, Skye Brooks and also Dylan Van der Schyff currently available online.

You will not want to miss the fantastic women in jazz in this episode and the stunning artistic Vancouver talent throughout with some happy and traditional sounds leading into the avant- something for everyone.

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October 06, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Cory Weeds and Harold Mabern interview-September 30, 2013

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Vancouver's Cory Weeds has accomplished a great deal over the years. His night club, 'Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club' in Vancouver, British Columbia is a favorite jazz night spot for Vancouver residents and has enjoyed much success. The night spot has featured North American jazz royalty and Vancouver's best jazz talent since 2001. To learn more about 'Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club' be sure to visit cellarjazz.com.

Weeds has had much inspirational success also with his Vancouver jazz record label,'Cellar Live Records' and has produced over 65 top quality jazz releases with some of Vancouver's and New York's best top artists. You can sample the Cellar Live jazz catalogue at www.cellarlive.com and check out some amazing talent from Vancouver and also New York and more.

Somehow Weeds manages to keep up his polished skills as a creative jazz saxophonist/composer and produce some really stellar, fantastic jazz albums of his own despite a busy schedule managing a record label and a night club. Listen to some fun albums with the happy sound of the Hammond B3 organ and more in this episode featuring talented Weeds on saxophone and later more amazing sounds from New York pianist Harold Mabern and his trio. Weeds has produced many albums over the years that will get your toes moving and put you in a happy and uplifted mood. Be sure to explore the jazz catalogue at Cory's website and catch up on Cory's latest shows and his new upcoming recording with Harold Mabern.

New York's legendary and great Harold Mabern has performed with everyone. That is no exaggeration. Mabern has performed with greats Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Lee Morgan, Wes Montgomery, Sarah Vaughan and Betty Carter to name just a few. The list is indeed almost endless as to the amazing gifted American artists he has accompanied as a sideplayer. He began recording his own groups in 1968 and has released over 20 albums as a leader and has also recorded with countless others as a sideplayer.

Harold Mabern's latest release is entitled,'Live at Small's' and features John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums. The album is available on smallsjazzclub.com and features Mabern's powerful and joyous piano playing and arrangements. You will not want to miss the inspirational sounds from Harold Mabern and his trio that you can sample in this podcast.

In this Rhythmaning episode join host Kerilie McDowall in interviews starting with gifted jazz entrepreneur and saxophonist Cory Weeds, followed by an interview with New York phenomenon and talent pianist Harold Mabern. These are live telephone interviews recorded just before Mabern's and Weeds' September 30th performance at 'Artspring' on Salt Spring Island.

Mabern and Weeds are currently on tour and also performed in Nanaimo, BC at Vancouver Island University on October 1st. They then made their way to Victoria, BC here on Vancouver Island for a smoking recording session. These were perfect takes recorded in just two hours to be released in the near future on Cellar Live Records.

In this podcast get the latest on new releases coming up on Cellar Live and hear several tracks from projects of Mabern's and Weeds. Jazz fans will not want to miss pianist Harold Mabern recounting some jazz history with his wisdom and sound advice for aspiring musicians both young and old.

In the second part of another separate podcast entitled 'Cellar Live Records' for Part Two, there is everything from Brazilian and Latin sounds to some happy and uplifting swinging jazz. Be sure to hang in for the third hour for Part Two and hear some special highlights from Cory Weeds' Cellar Live jazz catalogue.

In this podcast episode Weeds and Mabern will entertain and amaze you and blast you with some serious swinging and intensely passionate jazz. Join in for the fun. Brought to you by Nanaimo's jazz and improvised music podcast Rhythmaning on CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo, BC- Vancouver Island, Canada.

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October 06, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Cellar Live Records Part Two

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For September 30, 2013 this is part two that follows the interview with Vancouver saxophonist, club owner and Cellar Live Records label owner Cory Weeds and New York pianist Harold Mabern. This is going in to a third hour featuring artists from the Cellar Live Records label. Enjoy some great Canadian and American highlights from the Cellar Live Records label that I have enjoyed very much from both recent and past releases.

Artists featured include Jennifer Scott and Brasileira, The Dave Robbins Electric Band,Chad Eby with Branford Marsalis, Zapato Negro, The Ross Taggart Trio,The Miles Black Trio with Grant Stewart and the Steve Kaldestad Quintet. I have the new Cellar Live releases also from pianists Tardo Hammer and Mike LeDonne that you will want to hear me spin on Rhythmaning in future upcoming shows.

Wrapping up the show with a song that every North American must know from the popular television program- the one and only ,'Sesame Street' as arranged by pianist and legend Harold Mabern with his trio. To learn more about New York's Harold Mabern visit www.haroldmabern.com.

Be sure to look for an upcoming release with Mabern coming up on Cellar Live Records in the near future. You can catch Harold's sound on a recent release from Harold Mabern from New York called,'Live at Small's', on the Small's Live record label that we sampled during Part One of this episode with the interviews with Weeds and Mabern.You will not want to miss this episode jam packed with swinging jazz from Cellar Live....enjoy the spectacular sounds and intense swinging of the hip variety from Weeds, Mabern and Cellar Live artists in this three hour show feature.

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October 01, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning,CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo,BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Chad MacQuarrie interview-September 23, 2013

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Diverse Vancouver songwriter and guitarist/vocalist Chad MacQuarrie is featured on Rhythm'a'ning in an interview spotlight with compelling songwriting and compositions. From rock songwriting and improvisation to electronic,experimental, solo folk, jazz and hardcore MacQuarrie does it all.

Besides having led his own projects over the years and his popular band Karen Foster, MacQuarrie is a guitarist and sideplayer in Vancouver bands like The Co-Pilots, Tommy Babin's Benzene, Coat Cooke Quartet and the NOW Orchestra. MacQuarrie is currently heading out of BC for a solo tour of Eastern Canada from October 3rd-23rd, 2013. Hear his latest solo releases and download and discover over 30 free mp3 albums from Chad's impressive bands and projects by visiting www.arentedcrutch.bandcamp.com.

In this podcast episode a few tracks with some jazz influence and also the traditional jazz standard, 'Stella by Starlight' featuring MacQuarrie solo on acoustic guitar. Later some nice intensity showcased from MacQuarrie's acclaimed hardcore band Karen Foster.

Chad's spectacular Vancouver creative rock band, Swanvista, featuring lyrical bassist Tommy Babin, multi-instrumentalist saxophonist and keyboardist Masa Anzai and JUNO winning powerhouse drummer Skye Brooks is a favorite. Check out the Swanvista album, 'Nothing is Equal=Unequal', a jazz influenced album on Chad's bandcamp site. With gifted musicians and the nice band intuition and interplay you will want to hear more.

Then some amazing collaboration with JUNO winner Stephen Lyons, leader and guitarist/vocalist of the Vancouver/Toronto band Fond of Tigers performing on the bass. With a sound collage from poet Dylan Thomas and politician Ronald Reagan on MacQuarrie's 'Rendezvous with Destiny', this track comes from MacQuarrie's band Assertion with impressive drummer and creative collaborator Scott Rabo.

The gorgeous drum feature of Rabo on the meditative improvised track, 'Hey Ho' showcases Rabo's natural abilities with sound shaping and complimentary textures and drum work alongside MacQuarrie's enchanting mystical vocals. MacQuarrie's and Rabo's duo Assertion was joined by the addition of talented Nanaimo bassist Bryan McCallum in 2000. The powerful trio has created innovative and captivating experimental improvisatory music over the years that is organic with a free approach to discovery.

MacQuarrie's lyrics evoke thought imagery and emotion. Topics of the mainstream, universal, hegemony, GMO foods,fish farms, the military industrial complex, pharmaceuticals and more surface in MacQuarrie's artistry and songwriting.

Join Rhythmaning host Kerilie McDowall for adventuresome improvisation with Chad MacQuarrie's various diverse bands and projects featuring his admirable guitar work, composition and vocals. MacQuarrie's creative world of sculptured sound, songwriting and thought provocation makes for a nice listen.

Brought to you by the radio program and podcast Rhythm'a'ning from Nanaimo's CHLY 101.7 FM, in British Columbia, Canada.

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September 17, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall- Rhythm'a'ning- CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo, BC Rhythm'a'ning

September Rain- Jazz Smiles Part One

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A favorite standard of many jazz musicians comes up today- Chad MacQuarrie starts it off with 'Stella by Starlight' leading into his experimental electronica and a unique world/rock/hard core/jazz influenced track. Hear MacQuarrie on Rhythmaning next week for a live interview at 5 pm. Sample 'Untitled 1' and 'Swanvista Suite C' in this podcast and much more next week September 23rd including Chad's latest solo work for his upcoming October tour in Eastern Canada. Visit arentedcrutch.bandcamp.com for more info.

September 30th at 5 pm on Rhythmaning will feature acclaimed Vancouver jazz club owner, saxophonist and producer for Cellar Live record label Cory Weeds on the program and the legendary and great jazz pianist Harold Mabern from New York. We will hear music from Weed's and Mabern's projects, recordings and more from Cellar Live label artists. Lastly some exciting news- Cory Weeds will be performing with New York legendary pianist Harold Mabern here in Nanaimo October 1 at VIU Theatre and 11:30 in a workshop for the public at VIU on October 2nd. They will be joined by bassist John Webber and drummer Joe Farnsworth from New York city. Listen to a track from Cory's album with guitarist Bill Coon and one from Harold Mabern's latest....catch them on Salt Spring or in Nanaimo- to learn more www.coryweeds.com.

Greetings to new listeners in the UK and also Africa it is nice to have you exploring Canadian and American improvisation and jazz music!

In this episode Paolo Fresu Sextet,and a nice triple shot of guitarist Wes Montgomery then one favorite saxophonist/composer Wayne Shorter leading into some playing from the Sonny Greenwich Ensemble with 'Fragments of a Memory.'

Closing up the set with Ingrid Jensen- a New York trumpet sensation who lived and grew up here in Nanaimo. The best of Rhythmaning 2013 jazz and improvised music radio podcasts going back to 2010 in the archives is always available at dailysplice.com, iTunes,chly.ca and rhythmaning.ca.

Hang in for Part Two there is more jazz smiling in Best Part Two for your September rainy days on the wild west coast of BC in a paradise called Vancouver Island in Canada- yes Canada. Have a cup of tea or jazzy java and crank the tunes!

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September 17, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall- Rhythm'a'ning- CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo, BC Rhythm'a'ning

September Rain- Jazz Smiles- Best Part Two

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In this 3rd hour of jazz and improv- yummy stuff with faves The Bad Plus- one most wicked John Coltrane track 'Mr. Day' from Coltrane Plays the Blues (October 1960)that has seen me through the years it is one I always re-visit-

One hauntingly beautiful album, "Android Love Cry' from the band Tiger's Milk- a trio of some compelling musicians including Vancouver's Dylan Van der Schyff on percussion and drums who plays abstract with propelling and textural motion and is nicely creative and complimentary. In this setting Rob Mazurek on trumpet and laptop and bassist Jason Roebke really have great interplay with Van der Schyff and the trio never appears to run out of unique ideas.

Then into John Zorn's album 'Naked City' with Saigon Pickup followed by another Zorn track from Pat Metheny's latest album featuring all compositions by Zorn and guitars by Metheny also with his orchestrionics.

More guitar with Nanaimo's Jesse Marshall and Lee Ellefson's latest duo album, 'Something Sweet' and closing with Toronto's Laila Biali's arrangement and interpretation of Joni Mitchell's 'Woodstock' with dazzling saxophone solo work by Vancouver Island's multi JUNO winner Phil Dwyer. Laila kicks it with the vocals and piano and locks it in. Best Part Two of best improv and jazz from Rhythm'a'ning- CHLY 101.7 FM.

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September 11, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo,BC Rhythm'a'ning

Rhythmaning with McDowall and Roden- 97 Years of Jazz!

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One of my favorite CHLY hosts and producers joins me once again! Tom Roden from the Monday CHLY morning program ,'What's Next' offers up his years of expertise as a record collector and music fan with an ambitious 2 hour podcast covering over 97 years of Jazz!

Now realize it is true we do not cover all the decades and all the greatest artists-( we left out the 70s and 90s)....it is almost all impossible in just two hours! Jazz is one long history and tradition. The past 97 years is an amazing culmination of creativity and exploration by North America's brilliant musicians. There is so much to cover within the history of jazz that it is simply not going to happen in a short two hour show!

Accurate historical music information on jazz would need a long and drawn out series and there are some great videos out there to check out- but what we present in this radio podcast are some of Roden's favorites from his extensive record collection. We span over 97 years with even a few tracks from my treasured Lenny Breau records from my own record collection that Tom has recently transfered over for me on to CD.

Starting off the program, hear the very first jazz recording release from February 26th, 1917 titled, 'The Dixieland Jass Band One Step', with tracks from different periods leading towards a recently recorded solo August 2013 track from Vancouver guitarist Chad MacQuarrie. Tom and I spin some tracks from the 20s-50s and much more going through chronologically and then jumping around the decades a bit.

Listen to guitar wizard Lenny Breau on 'Quietude' recorded in 1983 and one of my favorite all time vocalists, Billie Holiday, with her first recording session release under her own name. Also in this podcast is one of jazz's most exceptional artists, Oscar Peterson, who passed away in 2007 and is greatly missed by all Canadians. Peterson is featured on two tracks from Roden's collection- with Peterson brilliant as always.

Jump back to honour the memory of Vancouver trombonist Dave Robbins (1923-2005) with two tracks featured from his album, 'Trombones Forever, a reunion concert' from 2001... great trombone players....all things trombone!! Enjoy this and there is even more...

For vinyl lovers you will want to catch some highly valuable tips from Roden on how to transfer vinyl over to CD with a water process- Roden can even work miracles with my old warped records- nothing stops him! At the age of 82, Roden has a wealth of experience and elegance and wisdom. Be sure to join Roden and myself for a listen to over 97 years of creative brilliance from some terrific artists. From Mary Lou Williams to Vancouver's Cory Weeds and more. Join in for the fun!

Coming up in 2 weeks, Rhythmaning presents guitarist/songwriter/vocalist/composer Chad MacQuarrie on September 23rd at 5 pm. Tune in to hear MacQuarrie's latest solo releases, experimental creations, improvisatory soundscapes and even some hard core. MacQuarrie covers a wide range of styles with his music and we will explore some of his varied projects from the past decade and chat about his creative work and ideas. Do not miss it. For more on MacQuarrie visit arentedcrutch.bandcamp.com.

Pssst...New York's Harold Mabern in Nanaimo with star Vancouver saxophonist Cory Weeds? Yes it is true. Weeds and Mabern will perform October 1st from 7-9 pm at VIU Theatre at Vancouver Island University. Be sure to catch legend Mabern and sucessful producer/saxophonist/record label and Cellar club owner extraordinaire Cory Weeds on Rhythmaning. I will interview Weeds and Mabern on Monday September 30th starting at 5pm and livestreaming at www.chly.ca. On this show I will spin some tracks from Mabern's latest. We will hear a few of Weeds own recording projects and we will also sample some of Cellar Live's fine recording artists- be sure to catch it- jazzy- jazzy! www.coryweeds.com for more info.

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September 06, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall- Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

The John Lee Trio-Live in studio

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In this podcast- some of Nanaimo's special up and coming jazz talent. Featured today on Rhythm'a'ning is the John Lee Trio led by 20 year old multi-instrumentalist and bassist John Lee. Rising star John Lee performed recently on the drums with Cyrus Chestnut and his Sextet in New York at the Lincoln Centre.

Lee has performed professionally since age 12 and has performed with artists such as Terell Stafford, Christine and Ingrid Jensen,Joel Miller and Phil Dwyer. Lee already leads his own 'Next Generation', instructional summer program where he mentors and instructs his younger peers. Young Canadian Lee has performed professionally in New York, Boston and Washington. For more information on Lee visit his website at johnleemusician.com.

In today's podcast Lee performs with saxophone 16 year old talent and multi-instrumentalist Conn Stewart and gifted local 20 year old drummer and producer Michael Mlikotic. The John Lee Trio treats us with some jazz standard sets featuring songs like Bye Bye Blackbird, All Blues,Lester Leaps In,Cherokee and more.

Equally talented on bass and drums and other instruments like the piano, John Lee leads local jam sessions at the downtown coffee spot The Vault on Monday night and at the Corner Bistro on Thursdays from 8- 11 pm. Come hang out for some listening and catch a set.

Young multi-instrumentalist talent such as Lee and Conn Stewart reminds me that BC has always had its share of talented multi- instrumentalists. Canadian top talents like Don Thompson, Phil Dwyer, Brad Turner, Ross Taggart and others have demonstrated very clearly that it is possible to play several instruments extremely well. I am pleased to see such talent here in Nanaimo.

You will enjoy this fun live in studio performance of this trio of young musicians deserving of the spotlight today. They are wonderfully talented, entertaining and bright rising stars to watch out for and they will definitely put a smile on your face and make you proud of our young and up and coming Canadian talent. Be sure to drop by and listen.

Rhythm'a'ning is a jazz and improvised music radio program from Vancouver Island in Nanaimo, BC, Canada heard Mondays from 5-7 pm at Pacific Standard Time. Subscribe or download over 130 podcasts at iTunes, dailysplice.com, chly.ca or stop by the website rhythmaning.ca.

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August 27, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall, Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo, BC,Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Rhythmaning Summer Jazz Wrap -Up

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Radio jazz broadcaster and pianist Marian McPartland passed away on August 20th, 2013 at the age of 95. She broadcasted to millions and began her career in the 1960's at a New York radio station leading to her National Public Radio program 'Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz'. Hear Marian playing piano on 'I Hear Music' and 'Street of Dreams' from her album 'Reprise' as we remember this wonderful jazz legend and radio broadcaster who inspired so many of us to love the art of improvisation and the world of jazz. I have a huge admiration here for Marian who brought us years of entertainment and wonder with her eloquent grace and wit. Marian McPartland will be missed and remembered fondly.

In this jazz episode a wrap -up for summer of both traditional and experimental sounds from jazz and improv artists from our archive. On the airwaves this week Chris Clark, Reg Schwager,Rob Mazurek Octet from their latest. More from Murley/Bickert/Wallace and Barry Elmes. Dropping tracks from pianist and vocalist Laila Biali, Tania Gill, Ryan Blotnick, JUNO winners Pugs & Crows,Lina Allemano Four,Jessica Stuart Few and Matthew Shipp.

More from two albums from Assertion and guitarist, songwriter, composer Chad MacQuarrie and drummer Scott Rabo with experimental and wondrous soundscapes and more to come with a live interview with Chad MacQuarrie on September 23, 2013 at 5 pm. Be sure to visit Chad's website at arentedcrutch.bandcamp.com for more information about his work and to download free mp3 tracks.

The play episode feature for podcasts is now up and running well again. You can still subscribe to Rhythm'a'ning and you can also download shows anytime online of over 130 podcasts from the past 3 years by clicking on RSS then right clicking the mp3 Media Files.

Next week a special live in studio performance with some of Nanaimo and Vancouver Island's most gifted and talented up and coming young jazz musicians. Rhythmaning will feature 20 year old up and coming multi instrumentalist and bassist John Lee with his fantastic trio of some of the best of our young island talent. Sixteen year old multi instrumentalist Conner Stewart on saxophone and 20 year old Michael Mlikotic on drums. It will be impressive. Don't miss it. You can catch these serious young players and rising stars at their regular Monday night jazz jam and open mic at Nanaimo's Vault Cafe downtown on Commercial Street. Stop by have a java and a snack and catch these gifted young players and support the scene. I am highly recommending that you go listen- they make Vancouver Islanders proud and are worth celebrating. I am giving them a full two hours next week so you can enjoy them as well with a live studio performance and interviews. Be sure to join in for the fun - you are going to love them.

A special thank you to Richard Green of The Library and Archives Canada for assisting me with recent additional research on Vancouver vocal jazz legend Eleanor Collins. Richard as always goes the extra mile and a grateful thanks for his help. Richard was also invaluable help with my research on early Canadian jazzwomen for past shows.

The Library and Archives Canada has a wide range of materials available for purchase including some copies of fantastic early Canadian recordings and videos of legendary jazz artists such as Eleanor Collins, Fraser MacPherson, Dave Robbins and Chris Gage who were Canadian Broadcasting Corporation artists and performers. You may search and purchase these and other great Canadian jazz recordings and videos and learn more at:

http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/reproduction-requests/Pages/reproduction-requests.aspx

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August 20, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 01.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC Rhythm'a'ning

Lenny Breau Live Summer Jazz and Improv Tracks Part One

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This two part special three hour radio podcast begins with some exciting tracks from the amazing guitar work of Canadian guitarist Lenny Breau. I have had this vinyl, 'The Velvet Touch of Lenny Breau-Live' in my collection for I am guessing about 30 years and finally got it transfered over to CD thanks to the wondrous magic of host and producer Tom Roden.

Tom Roden hosts the show, 'Music from the Past' on Mondays at 10 am and is one of our most senior broadcasters. He has just so much important and valuable musical knowledge and has collected music recordings since he was a child. Tom is a valuable member of our Nanaimo community and I am lucky to have him as a friend and collaborator on co-productions we have done and are working on.

These albums I am getting transfered over were extremely dirty and rough from sitting for 30 years and were even a little warped I was told- no matter to Tom- he has a heavy type of weight that he puts on the album in the centre to weigh it down when it is warped...he also cleans the vinyl thoroughly and even records the transfers while the album is in fact still wet with water- these are some of his amazing secrets!! I can not thank Tom enough for his work and time and I know you will want to also thank him too once you hear some tracks from Lenny's amazing guitar work from this album. These recordings are currently pretty difficult to obtain and is a real treat for me to re-visit and remember the melodies and solos bringing back happy memories.

There are more transfers from my collection coming too that I am highly excited about including some Ed Bickert, Paul Desmond with Ed Bickert, Don Thompson, more Lenny Breau, Mary Lou Williams and fantastic American female jazz guitarist Monette Sudler- that is a rare one too. Let's hope the recordings are rescueable and not too damaged or warped for transfer! In my collection one day is more to be transfered from the great Bill Evans, obscure Miles Davis and more.

Exhilirating and exciting sounds from so many gifted artists- from Benoit Delbecq, to the sounds that have been getting some serious compliments by listeners: saxophonist Michael Blake with JP Carter on trumpet, pianist Chris Gestrin and drummer Dylan Van der Schyff on their new album,'In the Grand Scheme of Things' People are interested and many compliments on those tracks.

Trumpet player Johnathan Finlayson with pianist David Virelles, Matthew Shipp, Spring Heel Jack, Tony Wilson, John Coltrane, his spirituality....to legendary jazz guitarist Pat Coleman on his album, 'Blue Comedy' with Vancouver Island Victoria saxophone star Monik Nordine on the favorite "desert island" album. There is so much more to delight the senses including Downbeat poll winners Canadians Francois Houle and Darcy James Argue and American saxophonist Tia Fuller. Dropping new and older jazz and some epic creative improvisation from the early 2000's and more.

You will not want to miss the exquisite sounds of Lenny Breau's jazz and even some picking on the country guitar from Lenny, listen to him play the 12 string guitar and his amazing use of harmonics. The news of more to come in this podcast episode ranging from the discussion of the seriousness of the Fukushima disaster to touching on spirituality, majestic and transcendent John Coltrane tracks and more. From the wild wild west coast at the very western reaches of Canada brought to you with love every week on Mondays from 5-7 pm PST at www.chly.ca, dailysplice.com, iTunes and rhythmaning.ca.

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August 20, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 01.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC Rhythm'a'ning

Lenny Breau Live Summer Jazz and Improv Tracks Part Two

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Part Two of Lenny Breau Live Summer Jazz and Improv Tracks-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM Nanaimo, BC, Canada www.chly.ca

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August 13, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning CHLY 101.7 FM, Nanaimo, BC Rhythm'a'ning

New Jazz and More from the CHLY Archive

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A glance back into the CHLY archives aleatory in the sense of capturing a glance at the rows of CDs and a random choice and decision to bring you a track from the past 12 years. Dip into the last decade from CHLY's superb collection of jazz and improvisation recordings. Also brand new exciting tracks from JUNO winner and drummer Barry Elmes from his latest release,'Happy Hour',Toronto Latin Jazz trumpet player Alexis Baro and smoking piano from sizzling Mike Ledonne with the rest going back a few years into our CHLY music library.

Highlights of this podcast episode include gorgeous playing from Rudresh Mahanthappa on 'Codebook' and some of Vancouver's gifted guitar talents, Gord Grdina, Chad MacQuarrie,Tony Wilson and Ron Samworth.

Local Nanaimo legendary guitar talent Pat Coleman is featured with trombonist and leader John Capon and the late Ross Taggart on Capon's album 'Full Circle'. The album is gratefully featured and was a gift from music recording collector and archivist Tom Roden from the CHLY program, 'What's Next'. Roden and I have co-produced several shows together along with his good friend Gord Theedom who hosts and creates 'Music from the Past'. Catch these programs every Monday at www.chly.ca starting at 10 am-12 pm Pacific Standard Time.

Pianist Bill Evans tastes and a meditative traditional oud feature originating from Iraq from oud player Gord Grdina entitled, 'Enshakoota'. Some traditional oud sounds that move into the exploratory. Hear the title track featuring Grdina's nicely intense and expressive guitar exploration called 'Barrel Fire.' Listen to a podcast from the Vancouver Jazz Festival of Grdina from the Rhythm'a'ning podcast archives.

Then pouring up a happy shot of bebop saxophonist Charlie Parker's Steeplechase with a remix from Dan the Automator. To some classic Peggy Lee Band featuring the complimentary guitar work of Tony Wilson and Ron Samworth and outstanding brilliant performances by cellist and gifted writer Lee and her band. Listen to individual podcasts of Peggy Lee, band members Tony Wilson and Dylan Van der Schyff that are currently in the online RSS feed podcast archive.

Delve into the powerhouse Aeroplane Trio featuring the work of dazzling Vancouver trumpet sensation JP Carter, talented bassist Russell Sholberg and the impressive drummer/songwriter/composer and JUNO winner Skye Brooks. Check out Skye's interviews on Rhythmaning podcast.

Then revisit a virtuostic and favorite improvised solo from violinist and JUNO winning Drip Audio producer and creator Jesse Zubot. Listen to his composition, 'Delirium', from his album, 'Dementia'. Visit www.dripaudio.com to hear some of the Vancouver scene's most gifted musicians on some beautifully stunning recordings produced and recorded by the ingenious visionary Jesse Zubot. BC's Drip Audio is one of Canada's best leading edge and innovative record labels currently so be sure to check them out. You will be wanting to pick up many of their albums of some of the best and most highly gifted creative improvisation artists currently in Canada.

Also highly recommended- the ethereal sounds from guitarist and vocalist/songwriter Chad MacQuarrie on 'Hey -Ho' with drummer Scott Rabo. For this versatile artist, you will want to crank up the volume on the exquisite guitar and band improvisation from MacQuarrie's recording, "Improv 1' from the album, 'Nothing is Equal=Unequal' from his band Swanvista. Get more information and download some of Chad MacQuarrie's latest tracks at www.arentedcrutch.bandcamp.com. Tune in at www.chly.ca or 101.7 FM for an interview with MacQuarrie September 23rd at 5pm PST.

Rhythmaning has been on the airwaves at CHLY for 12 years and originally aired over 2 decades ago at CFUV radio in Victoria, BC. Listen to the live stream at www.chly.ca. Download Rhythmaning radio show podcasts at iTunes, dailysplice.com, chly.ca and rhythmaning.ca. Broadcasting live from Vancouver Island going out on the airwaves out to a good part of the west coast and upper Washington and the Gulf Islands at 101.7 FM in Nanaimo, BC,Canada.

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August 06, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM Nanaimo, BC Rhythm'a'ning

Summer Jazz Radio and The Jessica Stuart Few

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Summery flavours and ingredients today in this summer jazz radio podcast episode with host Kerilie McDowall cooking up with a dash of everything and starting up and finishing with a spectacular short 45 second piece by local Gulf Island guitarist from BC with musical wizardry from Tony Wilson entitled, 'Radio'. The track is from the Tony Wilson Quintet album 'Horseplay'. Some of my favorite local island tracks have come from composer and guitarist and author Tony Wilson over the years be sure to check out his albums there are over 9 albums floating around possibly more. Download the Rhythmaning Tony Wilson radio podcasts currently up online at dailysplice.com and iTunes and chly.ca. Downbeat Magazine calls music sorcerer and guitarist Wilson, "a talismanic west-coast figure."

Tony Wilson's music ranges from the creative and experimental to folk, blues, rock and jazz and is beyond eclectic and will be sure to inspire. Great local talent from the Gulf islands paired up and recording with some wonderful Vancouver talent.

Then a little Billie Holiday and later some Riffin at the BBQ with The King Cole Trio from 1939 moving into a 1950s track from sizzling trumpet player and vocalist sensation Clora Bryant....love her.

Continuing on with some more fave flavours from India with an Indian influenced track from the great harpist (and pianist, organist) Alice Coltrane moving into some sitar-guitar from Rez Abassi featuring Kiran Ahluwalia on vocals with a stunning performance by the entire band from the album 'Snake Charmer.'

Then one brilliant track from Bappi Lahiri from his recent album, 'Walking on Love Street',the track is, 'East and West'. Note I like to spin tracks from both the Eastern and Western geographic locations also within North America and my own musical background is also definitely heavily eastern and western influenced within Canada. I'd love to hear the lyric from "East and West' from Bappi Lahiri translated to English, since I am a fan. You do not need a translation or understanding of the words to love this tune. Beautiful sounds from Bappi indeed.

Speaking of back East, Toronto folk jazz band The Jessica Stuart Few was in Nanaimo performing live and I managed to capture a couple of live tracks for airplay and catch up with Jessica Stuart and the band for a last minute interview. A guitarist, koto player and vocalist with a unique and original sound and catchy tunes, Jessica played some really great sets at Nanaimo's Corner Bistro from her new album,'Two Sides to Every Story'. Do not miss the interview and pre-recorded live music in the first half of the show. Visit jessicastuartmusic.com for the details on her current schedule for touring and the band's latest news.

In the second hour some more groovy tracks starting off with the one and only Miles Davis with Miles Runs the Voodoo Down- just too epic for words. Miles Davis transcends description with his brilliance. Then hear from Canadian jazz vocalist Phyllis Marshall, pianist Bill Evans the one and only Mike Allen Quartet.

The Iconoclast Trio featuring James McRae, George McFetridge and Larry Miller features a composition by gifted Vancouver composer/pianist George McFetridge. Closing off with Talking Pictures with Robin Holcomb and Wayne Horvitz a fantastic Vancouver/Seattle collaboration featuring superb musicians and lastly talented Ontario's jazz vocalist Elizabeth Shepherd. Summery jazz and west coast cedar tree hints with the summer breeze, mossy rain forest, ocean waves and sunshine from Rhythmaning on CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo,BC,Canada.

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July 16, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM-Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Sun is Shining-Lotsa Jazz

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This show begins with a nod to amazing performer and talented vocalist Bob Marley. He uplifted and transformed the world with his positive messages so I begin with the track, 'Sun is Shining' for a summer reggae delight before we get into the jazz.

Starting off the jazz set is the Ian McDougall Big Band, then the latest from Victoria based musician Ian McDougall with his new 'Ian McDougall 12tet Live' CD and a track from this new release into a blues from another album of Ian's featuring his sextet. Following that up later with Keith Jarrett and Colin Stetson from their latest.

Hear tracks from the brand new Vancouver Island album, 'Something Sweet' from local gifted island jazz guitarist Lee Ellefson with talented young guitarist Jesse Marshall and a feature of young up and coming vocalist Zoe Lauckner. The new album features original material from jazz guitarists Jesse and Lee and was recorded by Nanaimo's Rick Salt. For more information and to purchase the CD email jessebmarshall@gmail.com. Be sure to sample the tracks from this great local talent.

Then some traditional sounds from Parksville guitarist Howie Smith into pianist Myra Melford, then gifted young musician Esperanza Spalding and finally to wrap with master improvisor Herbie Hancock.

Rhythmaning is on summer podcast holiday until further notice.

(Rhythmaning radio shows will still occur live on Mondays from 5-7 pm PST and you can also listen live at www.chly.ca) Download and or subscribe to over 125 Rhythmaning podcast radio shows anytime for free anytime at dailysplice.com or chly.ca or at iTunes.

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July 16, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM-Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Melinda Whitaker, Ray Haynes and Wayne Finucan interview

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Victoria jazz vocalist sensation Melinda Whitaker joins host Kerilie McDowall with Jazz, Tea and Cheesecake event planner Ray Haynes and drummer and recording engineer Wayne Finucan for a cozy two hour chat about jazz, the jazz event at Morningstar Farm at Qualicum Cheeseworks and Mooberry Winery, multi JUNO winner Phil Dwyer, Canadian jazz guitar legend Lenny Breau and more.

Listen to some fine Phil Dwyer arrangements featuring vocalist Melinda Whitaker. 2012 multi-instrumentalist and Contemporary Jazz Album Juno winner Phil Dwyer winning this past year for his Phil Dwyer Orchestra album with 2012 JUNO winning bassist Ken Lister perform on Whitaker's new album along with other star BC talents. Check out and sample some great tracks in this podcast and be sure to buy the album at www.melindawhitaker.com. While you are at it venture out and check out Phil and Ken's websites at www.phildwyer.com and www.kenlister.com.

Canadian favorite Dwyer has a brand new CD release with Canadian multi award winning and Order of Canada winner Don Thompson entitled, 'Look For the Silver Lining' that you will also wish to buy along with Melinda's latest album with Dwyer called, 'Lucky So and So'.

Qualicum Cheeseworks/ Mooberry Winery event planner Ray Haynes is also a jazz saxophonist and we spin a few tracks of Ray's music and hear about the farm, the cheeseworks and winery and some of the artisan products available from the farm. Ray brought a guest I was so happy to meet, drummer and recording engineer Wayne Finucan, who spent many years performing on CBC as a drummer with Canadian guitar jazz legend Lenny Breau and also worked on the popular television program 'Stargate' as a sound engineer for many years.

Join us for a fun chat about all things jazz. Brought to you by Rhythmaning on CHLY 101.7 FM. Rhythmaning is on iTunes, dailysplice and chly.ca.

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July 02, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM-Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Vancouver Jazz Festival 2013

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The vibe was of the jazz variety in downtown Vancouver at the Vancouver Art Gallery at the downtown summer jazz stages at the 2013 Vancouver International Jazz Festival this year. My favorite BC festival did not disappoint with a little something for everyone and so much high level performance and creativity it was simply impossible to catch all the numerous tempting concerts.

Sample in this jazz and improvised music podcast and radio program Rhythmaning tracks from many of the jazz festival artists I saw during my 3 day Vancouver adventure. You know I did not get to see some of the better known American talents like Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding or Kurt Rosenwinkel, but it did not matter the local BC, British and American talent at the free downtown stages were phenomenal and I was not disappointed, but rather entertained and impressed.

This podcast features Tommy Babin's Benzene, Sendero Luminoso, Chad MacQuarrie's bands Assertion and Swanvista, Monik Nordine, Scott White 4tet, Jennifer Scott and Brasileira, The October Trio, Elaschuk/Ryga Quartet,John Stowell and Michael Zilber and Melinda Whitaker with Phil Dwyer.

Summer jazz atmosphere for your stereo, computer, iPod or radio...however you may listen enjoy the happy vibes with some fantastic jazz tracks and also a set of some Vancouver art rock/indie/punk/jazz influenced tracks featuring some great improv from Vancouver guitarist Chad MacQuarrie towards the second hour.

It was a blast meeting up with old guitar player friends again and hanging out with new friends and enjoying the festival and the city of Vancouver. The city was intense like the music and it is nice to be back in cozy Nanaimo once again in paradise throughout the summer...I won't tell you anymore about Nanaimo and all our special relaxation destinations and sight seeing...it's a secret! Did I say whale watching just a few hours away? Or how about swimming in the lake, river or ocean...or going for a mountain hike or lakeside stroll?

Did I just give away the secret? Did you say lush and green rainforest? Waterfront walkways? Nice people? Seafood? Farmer's Markets...organic veggies..

Now for those not in the know-Vancouver is just as special as the island and boasts many of the same qualities, features and attractions...not to mention whales recently sighted by the Lions Gate Bridge right in the city. Hey Vancouver that was one great festival! Come and visit us at CHLY in Nanaimo some time we will give you the grand tour! Loved the festival loved the city...hey BC be proud!

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June 30, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM-Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Rhythmaning with Emile Weekes-June 24, 2013

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Join my good friend Emile Weekes as host and selector in this current podcast of up and coming music from Canadian summer jazz festivals. I made it over to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, my favorite Canadian festival, to gather some new music for the show and catch the local and visiting talent. In the mean time Emile held down the chair while I was at jazz fest in Vancouver and has chosen some great tracks that you will want to download. In fact why not subscribe to Rhythmaning at dailysplice.com or on iTunes? Once you have checked out Emile go to www.chly.ca and check out Emile's radio and podcast show Groove Concept Radio heard on Saturdays from 1:30 pm-4 pm PST and catch some of his fantastic podcasts. Thanks Emile for sitting in.

I will fill you in on my jazz adventures while in Vancouver and spin all the artists I saw except a few this July 1st, 2013 from 5-7 pm PST live at www.chly.ca. I had a blast meeting up with and hanging out with old guitar player friends and meeting up with some new friends as well. There was so much I did not see this time around that makes me want to fly over to Montreal as Emile suggests to catch the rest! We are so blessed to have such talent here in BC and across North America and I hope you will support the jazz and improvised music community by attending concerts all year round after the festivals are over in your own town or city.

The Vancouver International Jazz Festival had something for everyone this year. The programming was very impressive and the free performances were also at a high performance level and were very enjoyable and entertaining. You can still make it down to the festivals in Vancouver or Victoria and enjoy the music. Thanks to Emile for holding down the fort and for spinning some hip tracks for you in this show do not miss it.

Visit tv.chly.ca in the evenings to view up and coming Nanaimo talent and visiting artists performing at CHLY's new Globe. CHLY will be moving to the Globe location in the future. Thanks for your continued support of CHLY 101.7 FM. Donate anytime at www.chly.ca.

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June 18, 2013 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM-Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Canadian Compositions-June 17, 2013

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In this episode a feature on purely Canadian music. Check out some jazz and creative improvisation featuring past composers/musicians host Kerilie McDowall has interviewed before on previous shows and podcasts. From Skye Brooks, Tony Wilson, Kevin Elaschuk, Monik Nordine, Andy Milne, Barry Elmes, Don Thompson, Sonny Greenwich, The Peggy Lee Band, Ken Lister and Phil Dwyer and more.

Also in this show sample some Francois Houle and other gifted talents. All pure Canadian original compositions and a nice slice of the west and the east within Canada.

Get to know these Canadian composers and their unique personalities by visiting www.chly.ca, click on podcasts, scroll down to Rhythmaning, click RSS and have access to over 125 podcasts from the past three years including interviews from many of these writers/composers. Enjoy the tracks and make an effort to get out and support jazz and improvised music this summer and all year long within your own local community.

CHLY 101.7 FM Nanaimo is now broadcasting simultaneous livestream radio broadcasts and internet television concerts. Rhythmaning hosted the first jazz internet tv show at CHLY with the visiting Toronto band, 'The Cookers' and the sound was superb. Visit tv.chly.ca to view the new shows and to learn more about this newer technology and all the exciting new developments at Vancouver Island's Globe at CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo, BC, Canada.

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