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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: ArianeMon, 07/01/2019
Toronto Jazz Festival 2019 | Stingray Rising Stars winners

The TD Toronto Jazz Festival wrapped up its 33rd edition on Sunday, June 30th, after presenting more than 175 free performances throughout the ten-day run. As part of the festivities, the Stingray Rising Stars prizes were awarded to emerging talent in the Festival lineup.

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By: AmyFri, 06/28/2019
Yuna | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars

Stingray is proud to promote emerging artists through our monthly Rising Stars program. We are thrilled to introduce you to Yuna, our latest Rising Star for July! 

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By: ArianeThu, 06/27/2019
Jacob Do | Prix Étoiles Stingray | Festival international de Jazz de Montréal 2019

C’est dans la salle feutrée et chaleureuse de l’Astral qu’avait lieu le concours pour remettre le premier Prix Oliver-Jones de l’histoire du festival, auquel Stingray associait fièrement son programme Prix Étoiles Stingray.

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By: Ben Fong-TorresMon, 11/14/2016
‘Hallelujah’ and farewell to Leonard Cohen

Only a few weeks before the news broke about his death, Leonard Cohen was the subject of a piece in The New Yorker, which detailed the ailments that had kept him off the road the past couple of years.

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By: SydneyWed, 11/02/2016
Busty & The Bass | Interview & Performance

The boys from nine-piece collective, Busty & The Bass, stopped by Stingray to have a little fun and tell us about their music, Google search history, fender benders, and how to talk your way out of traffic tickets!

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By: SydneyWed, 11/02/2016
Tor Miller | Interview & Performance

The dashing and talented Tor Miller visited us in the Stingray PausePlay lounge at Canadian Music Week 2016 and opened up about his love for Bowie and Ray Charles and how that influenced his new album American English. He let us in on how dropping out of school affected his relationship with his parents and what is spirit animal is. 

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By: SydneyWed, 11/02/2016
Tommy Emmanuel | Interview & Performance

Legendary guitarist and two-time GRAMMY nominee, Tommy Emmanuel, visited Stingray PausePlay and wowed our in-house music experts with his talent. He chatted with us about being in a family band and his love for classic singer-songwriters, Ed Sheeran, and even Lady Gaga.

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By: SydneyMon, 10/31/2016
Royal Wood | Interview & Performance

Royal Wood joined Stingray PausePlay at Canadian Music Week 2016 and opened up about his musical journey and his affinity for fine wine. We also got an inside look at his new album "Ghostlight", from concept to release.

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By: SydneyMon, 10/31/2016
Passenger | Interview & Performance

We sat down with the incredibly funny and talented Passenger at Osheaga 2016. He chatted with us about his musical beginnings AND brand new material. He filled us in on the process of writing his new album and honing his skills. We also got the scoop on his love of fast food! 

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By: SydneyMon, 09/19/2016
Gabriella | Interview & Performance

We sat down with The Voice France finalist, Canada's own Gabriella, to talk about her album Story of Oak, how a broken finger can be a good thing, and how she's gearing up to release new music soon.

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By: Ben Fong-TorresWed, 07/20/2016
Happy Birthday and Hats Off to Carlos Santana

On his 69th birthday, which took place on July 20, he should embrace his age. Now doing a residency at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, he recently issued a reunion album, Santana IV, with most of the original band members playing together for the first time in some 45 years.

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By: Ben Fong-TorresFri, 07/15/2016
The Doors at the Bowl: Mick, LSD and a Moth

To play the Hollywood Bowl. For any musician, that has to be a career highlight. The Doors performed in that revered venue in 1968, and Ray Manzarek, in his interview for Qello Concerts, articulated the import of such an occasion.

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By: Ben Fong-TorresFri, 07/08/2016
The Dead at the End of ‘So Many Roads’

It’s not a sexy, round-number anniversary, but I bet Deadheads know that July 9 was the date of the last Grateful Dead concert with Jerry Garcia. That was in 1995, at Soldier Field in Chicago.

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