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GIant Steps: Gregory Porter

Thursday, 23 February 2017 12:28

Love, romantic love, love of family, love of art and your fellow is the overall message in the music of multi Grammy winner Gregory Porter.

Giant Steps: Archie Alleyne

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 14:48

It’s hard to imagine Toronto as anything but the tolerant, open minded and diverse city that we see today, but there was a time when racial segregation was alive and well, even in the cities music venues.

Giant Steps: Nina Simone


If you look at the history section on the webpage for the famed Curtis Institute of Music, one historical fact from it’s almost 100 year history is conspicuously omitted.

Giant Steps: Esperanza Spalding

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 11:49

It was a spring night in Harlem when I first saw her. In a little club that I was told was owned by Herbie Hancock - I can’t confirm that part of the story. 

Giant Steps: Ray Charles

Friday, 17 February 2017 11:49

When you think of the word genius you often think of someone steeped in deep complex thoughts, hours on end, contemplating life’s big questions.

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