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By: Ariane DurocherTue, 07/23/2019
The Best Tunes for Summer Parties

With pool parties and BBQ season in high gear, get the music right! Here’s a list of great curated audio channels sure to bring your gatherings to the next level, all available on the free Stingray Music mobile app.

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By: TD SunfestThu, 07/18/2019
TD Sunfest 2019 | Stingray Rising Stars

TD Sunfest wrapped up its landmark 25th edition on Sunday, July 7th after four days of presenting more than 80 FREE-admission performances by 40 top world music & jazz groups from every corner of the globe, and attracting 600+ volunteers and a record number of visits from near and far, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who, during Thursday evening’s opening ceremonies, praised the festival as “a showcase of the best of London and the best of Canada in its diversity.”

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By: Winnipeg Folk FestivalThu, 07/18/2019
Winnipeg Folk Festival 2019 | Stingray Rising Stars

For ten years, Stingray has supported young music talent at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. This year, 39 performers participated in the Stingray Young Performers Program and were mentored by Christine Fellows & John K. Samson, Danny Michel, Jesse Matas, Samantha Crain, and William Prince, all of who provided invaluable insight.

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By: Brad DrydenMon, 07/15/2019
Halifax Jazz Festival 2019 | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars

Hi there! It’s Brad Dryden, from the Morning Breeze with Brad and Natalie. It was my pleasure to present the Stingray Rising Stars award at TD Halifax Jazz Festival, a longstanding Stingray Music partner.

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By: Eva and SophieFri, 07/12/2019
Artists to Watch | July 2019

From viral sensations to promising up-and-comers, 2019 is producing an incredible crop of new artists that remind us why we listen to music at all. Here are some of our favorites so far. 

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By: VSOIFri, 07/05/2019
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute 2019 | Stingray Rising Stars winners

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra welcomed 81 outstanding participants to the 2019 Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute at the University of British Columbia (UBC). The immersive, ten-day training program is a unique opportunity for emerging talents of the classical music world to live and perform at the University of British Columbia in beautiful BC. As part of the final concert on July 3rd at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, six outstanding young musicians were presented with Stingray Rising Stars prizes.

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By: ZacFri, 07/05/2019
Ottawa Jazz Festival 2019 | Stingray Rising Stars winners

Once again on a scorching Canada Day, Stingray Music visited the nation’s capital for the fourth year in a row to attend the 2019 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. We were welcomed with incredible music and had the chance to provide four bursaries to deserving new talent.

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By: SashaWed, 07/03/2019
Festival Nuits d'Afrique | 5 concerts à ne pas manquer !

La 33ième édition du Festival Nuits d’Afrique aura lieu du 9 au 21 juillet à Montréal dans le quartier des spectacles. En plus d’avoir créé une chaine entièrement dédiée à tous les artistes qui y ont joué et qui contient les productions du festival, nous vous proposons cinq concerts à ne pas manquer cette année.

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By: HitskeThu, 07/13/2017
North Sea Jazz Festival | Recap Day One : The Crowd Goes Wild!

The 2017 edition of the North Sea Jazz Festival started with long lines at the Ahoy Rotterdam. But the beautiful weather had everyone was in a good mood and no one complained about the extra security.

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By: WouterWed, 07/12/2017
Dutchie at the Festival international de jazz de Montréal

The combination of free and non-free concerts draws an enormously varied audience: men and women of all ages flock to enjoy the diversity that contemporary jazz has to offer.

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By: StingrayMon, 07/10/2017
Africa Oyé, Liverpool, England | Concert Review

Over 80,000 people descended upon Sefton Park in Liverpool over the two days that Africa Oyé. Some drummed. Some drank. All of them danced.

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By: WouterMon, 07/10/2017
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: The Pictures

Stingray selected their best pictures to show a few Festival International de Jazz de Montréal highlights!  

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By: Ben Fong-TorresMon, 07/03/2017
Remembering the Summer of Love, 50 Years After

In 1987, the San Francisco Chronicle noted the 20th anniversary with several articles, including this one, which I’ve edited for space. I have not updated it but should note that since then, we’ve lost three of the people I spoke with: Bill Graham, Jerry Garcia, and Paul Kantner.

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By: WouterMon, 07/03/2017
Summer is in Montreal, and so is jazz!

While Europe's Montreux Jazz Festival has already kicked off and the North Sea Jazz Festival is about to begin, their Canadian counterpart has started its 38th edition: the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal!

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By: WouterSat, 07/01/2017
Festival international de Jazz de Montréal - Deel 1 (Dutch)

Terwijl we in Nederland met spanning uitkijken naar het North Sea Jazz weekend, is afgelopen week de 38e editie van de Canadese equivalent van start gegaan: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal!

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By: KarenFri, 06/30/2017
Becoming a Stradivari 101

Ever since a visit to violin maker Johan Jacobs in Middelburg, I’ve become interested in violin construction. I had always wanted to build my own violin.

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By: Ben Fong-TorresSat, 06/17/2017
Happy Birthday, Sir Paul

It doesn’t sound right, but on June 18, Paul McCartney turns 64. Will you still need me? Will you still feed me? When I’m 64? Plus ten. That’s right. The perpetually youthful Macca was born in 1942 in Liverpool, England. And, as you well know, he’s still rocking.

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By: CharlesFri, 06/16/2017
Les FrancoFolies de Montréal 2017

La 29e édition des FrancoFolies de Montréal fut une belle aventure pour notre équipe, partie à la rencontre des artistes présents au calendrier du festival.

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