June 16, 2012 | Kerilie McDowall-Rhythmaning-CHLY 101.7 FM,Nanaimo, BC, Canada Rhythm'a'ning

Phil Dwyer 2012 JUNO winner-June 11, 2012


Local Vancouver island musician Phil Dwyer just picked up the 2012 Contemporary Jazz JUNO Award for his latest album Changing Seasons. Join host Kerilie McDowall for an interview with acclaimed Canadian jazz star, saxophonist, pianist and composer Phil Dwyer. Phil talks about his latest projects, composing, the JUNO win, the recording of his latest album and more in this podcast episode. Listen to some of the movements from this work featuring Canadian violin soloist Mark Fewer in this radio broadcast.

The recording highlights the talent of over 33 Vancouver musicians and additional guest musicians from Toronto and New York including former Vancouver island resident trumpet player Ingrid Jensen. Phil has done a brilliant job of fusing classical string orchestra with jazz big band. This violin concerto is divided into four movements for each season, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter inspired by Vivaldi's Four Seasons. The concept is a success and is truly well done and showcases Phil's talents as a composer and orchestrator. Dwyer also performs on the saxophone on Summer with a lyrical and uplifting solo.

Explore music from the album in this podcast. Listen to the movements Spring and Summer. The last movement Winter features former Nanaimo resident soloist Ingrid Jensen. This podcast episode is an excerpt from a larger two hour broadcast and is brought to you by Rhythm'a'ning on CHLY 101.7 FM in Nanaimo, BC. Visit www.phildwyer.com for Phil's touring schedule and latest posts.