The future of jazz is in the hands of emerging artists, who appear on Jazzology on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. ET, hosted by Heather Bambrick.
Jazzology provides an opportunity for students to showcase their talents and accomplishments and share their stories and love of music in a professional environment. These talented jazz students choose the music, including some recordings of their own.
The program provides emerging artists with the opportunity to develop important skills, such as biography writing, media training, interviewing, public speaking and social media. For many who participate, it is their first chance to conduct a professional interview as an artist. It also gives participants a chance to have their original music played on the radio.
Since 2006, JAZZ.FM91 has presented more than 200 selected jazz students from the University of Toronto, York University, Humber College and Mohawk College. Since taking part in the program, many of these artists have gone on to pursue successful careers as performers, composers and educators (see our Where Are They Now? series).
For information about the Jazzology program, please contact our education and outreach officer Jelani Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- with Heather Bambrick
- with Heather Bambrick
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Heather Bambrick is a Juno-nominated vocalist who has released four solo recordings, all of which were nominated for ECMA Awards. She’s been a featured guest on numerous projects and was awarded Canada’s National Jazz Award for vocalist of the year. Beyond singing, Heather is one of Canada’s top voice actors and has been a well-loved voice at JAZZ.FM91 for almost 20 years. She is a multiple nominee and three-time first runner-up for best radio personality in NOW Magazine‘s Readers’ Choice poll, and she’s a three-time nominee — and two-time winner — of broadcaster of the year at the National Jazz Awards and was named best on-air host at the 2020 Broadcast Dialogue Canadian Radio Awards.