Stingray Rising Stars https://blog.stingray.com/stingray-risingstars en Katori Walker | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars https://blog.stingray.com/katori-walker-interview-stingray-rising-stars <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Katori Walker | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Stingray</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 07/31/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span><span><strong><span><span>Stingray is proud to promote emerging artists through our monthly Rising Stars program. We are thrilled to introduce you to Katori Walker, our latest Rising Star for August!</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Singer, songwriter, and rapper Katori Walker chooses to express his life every day through his music. In 2017, Walker released his independent five-song <i><em>Ignorance</em></i> EP, dedicated to his brother Ormoni who passed away due to gun violence. <span>The video <i><em>Ormoni</em></i> generated 4.2 million views in addition to being featured in Eminem’s <i><em>Untouchable</em></i> lyric video. </span>Describing himself as “an artist with something to say,” we think that Katori Walker is a great addition to Stingray's Rising Star program. Check out what Katori has to say in the interview below. </span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>What is your earliest musical memory?</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>My earliest memory of me being introduced to music is me as a young kid, and my mom is playing music on her record player, a lot of oldies. And my earliest memory of me making music is when I was about eight or nine years old and recording in a professional music studio. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>What do hip-hop and rap convey like no other genres?</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>The struggle. People who came from the gutter and are now on top. The rags to riches story - it’s a very common theme in rap. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>What is your best memory on stage?</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Back in March in Toronto, I had just released my song <i>Run,</i> and some guy was rapping it back to me. The song had only been released for two days; it was mind-blowing! </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>What is your funniest moment on stage?</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>I forgot my lyrics once, and people started clapping and cheering me on. I look back at it now and laugh! </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>What song do you love performing the most on stage? Why?</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>I have one called <i>Bulletproof</i> – it has so much energy in it. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>If you didn’t become a musician, what would you be doing right now?  </span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>I would probably be building computers; I’d be a tech guy at a Fortune 500 company, or I would be a barber – because it’s a beautiful art. I would also help the youth, my community, the disadvantaged kids. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>Which musician(s) would you like to collaborate with?</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Adele because she has never had a rapper on a record – yet ;) </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>Who is your favorite musician or band?</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>I have several! Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Drake, Big K.R.I.T., and Elijah James. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>What is one thing that your fans don’t know about you (a fun fact)?</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>I cut my hair all the time. And I build computers. I’m also very tall (6’4”), but I never played basketball. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>What’s your motto/advice you live by?</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>You can’t be afraid to live and afraid to die. Choose one.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>In life, what is your greatest inspiration?</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Life itself. The fact that we are able to speak, see, move, communicate. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong><span><span>What’s coming up for you for the rest of the year?</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>I am currently in the studio working on my next album. I am also performing at a Festival in Vegas called Day N Vegas 2019.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><span><span><span>You can listen to Katori Walker on Stingray Music’s channels: </span></span></span></p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1123?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Rising Stars</span></span></span></a></p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0532?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Urban Beats (explicit)</span></span></span></a></p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_NUS008?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Today's Hot Tracks: Hip-Hop</span></span></span></a></p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1147?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span>R&amp;B (Rebellious&amp;Beautiful)</span></span></span></a></p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0480?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span>Trending 100: Hip-Hop and R&amp;B</span></span></span></a></p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0207?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span>#TURNUP</span></span></span></a></p> <p> </p> <p>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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The eclectic Toronto-based Afro-Cuban roots &amp; jazz collective is co-led by Elizabeth Rodriguez (violin) and Magdelys Savigne (percussion) and complemented by some of Canada’s finest Latin and jazz players such as Ottawa pianist Miguel de Armas, who joined the ensemble this past weekend at TD Sunfest. The members of OKAN said, “Thank you very much to Sunfest and Stingray for this recognition. We’re honoured and humbled to accept a Stingray Rising Stars Award. This will be a testament to our continued commitment to the celebration and advancement of Afro-Cuban music". </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Tracy Jenkins, representing OKAN’s label Lulaworld Records, was also thrilled by the group’s latest achievement: “Winning a Stingray Award has a huge impact in jump-starting the careers of emerging artists. For Canadian musicians who are struggling to get their music heard in a densely populated field, this recognition helps grab the attention of listeners, audiences and programmers. Along with their recent Independent Music Award, OKAN’s 2019 Stingray Rising Stars Award is already attracting more listeners to their new single “Mas Que Nada”. We’re so excited to see where this project goes over the next year, now that we can call it <i>‘The award-winning women-led Afro-Cuban roots and jazz project OKAN’</i>”.</p> <p class="text-align-justify"><br /><span><span><span><span><span><strong>About the winners:</strong></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Classically trained in Cuba, both Rodriguez and Savigne were for several years members of Maqueque</span><span class="size-normal"> the award-winning, all-female Cuban jazz group led by Canadian saxophonist/flutist Jane Bunnett. Although the core of OKAN’s sound reflects the women’s Afro-Cuban heritage, it’s enhanced by the culturally diverse influences they have absorbed while living in Toronto. OKAN has just begun a Canada/U.S. tour which will continue into 2020.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify">For more information regarding the Stingray Rising Stars program, <a href="https://music.stingray.com/rising-star?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">click here.</a></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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This year, 39 performers participated in the </strong><a href="https://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/concerts-programs/stingray-young-performers-program/" target="_blank"><strong>Stingray Young Performers Program</strong></a><strong> and were mentored by <strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Christine Fellows &amp; John K. Samson</span></strong></strong>, <strong><span>Danny Michel</span></strong>, <strong><span>Jesse Matas</span></strong>, <strong><span>Samantha Crain, </span></strong>and <strong><span>William Prince, </span></strong><strong>all of who provided invaluable insight.</strong></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>The young performers spent Thursday, July 11, learning from industry professionals who were part of the 2019 festival lineup. The mentors also spent two days sharing knowledge of the industry, imparting technical skills, and giving songwriting tips.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Stingray and the Winnipeg Folk Festival aim to nurture musicians in the community, showcase up-and-coming artists from across Canada, and provide career stepping stones. The Stingray Young Performers Program has made a great impact on the careers of hundreds of young artists over the last 20 years. Since 2000, the program, which receives hundreds of applicants annually, has seen several artists go on to have successful music careers and even come back to play as a part of the Winnipeg Folk Fest main lineup. Artists such as​ <strong><span>Brandy Zdan</span></strong>, <strong><span>Cara Luft, Crooked Brothers</span></strong>, <strong><span>Daniel Champagne</span></strong>, <strong><span>Del Barber</span></strong>, <strong><span>Kacy &amp; Clayton</span></strong>, <strong><span>Roger Roger</span></strong>, <strong><span>Richard Inman</span></strong>, <strong><span>Sweet Alibi</span></strong>, and from the lineup this year, <strong><span>Jesse Matas</span></strong>, <strong><span>Roman Clarke,</span></strong> and <strong><span>Taylor Janzen, are but a few examples</span></strong><strong>.</strong> </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>A jury of industry professionals selects 35 to 40 promising young musicians aged 14 to 24 from coast to coast. The young musicians spend their first days in sessions with mentors crafting and perfecting their songs and perform on stage in front of a Folk Fest audience on the final day. </span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>This year’s participants are:</span></span></span></h3> <ul><li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Annika Marie </span></strong>Altona, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Bryn</span></strong> Brandon, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Carson Friesen </span></strong>Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Cole Shway </span></strong>Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Dayle Kroeker-Tom </span></strong>Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Erika Fowler </span></strong>Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Gavin Penner </span></strong>Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Hailey Mierke </span></strong>Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Heidi Wright</span></strong> Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Jamboree</span></strong> Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">John Muirhead</span></strong> Noval, ON</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Katherine Fischer</span></strong> London, ON</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Keltie Sherwood </span></strong>Park, AB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Kira Gregory </span></strong>Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Lajla Jean </span></strong>Surrey, BC</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Lindsay Thomson </span></strong>Kenora, ON</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Mark Davidson </span></strong>Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Mes Jolies </span></strong>Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Mitchell Mozdzen </span></strong>Brandon, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Ryan Boyes </span></strong>Altona, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Scott Richards </span></strong>La Salle, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Sophie Stevens </span></strong>Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Sydney Beau </span></strong>Abbotsford, BC</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">The Carmichael Girls </span></strong>Beausejour, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Tuva Bergstrom</span></strong> Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Victoria Turko</span></strong> Winnipeg, MB</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Virgo Rising </span></strong>Winnipeg, MB </span></span></span></li> </ul><p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>For more information regarding the Stingray Rising Stars program, <a href="https://music.stingray.com/rising-star?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">click here.</a></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">About <a href="https://www.winnipegfolkfestival.ca/" target="_blank">Winnipeg Folk Festival</a></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>With one of North America’s premier outdoor music festivals as its signature event, the Winnipeg Folk Festival is a year-round, not-for-profit arts organization that presents live music, art events, and community programs. The 46th annual Winnipeg Folk Fest will run July 11 - 14, 2019 at Birds Hill Provincial Park, Manitoba, Canada on Treaty 1 territory and the homeland of the Métis nation.</span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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It was my pleasure to present the <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/rising-star?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Stingray Rising Stars</a> award at TD Halifax Jazz Festival, a longstanding Stingray Music partner. </span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>The TD Halifax Jazz Festival, formerly known as the Atlantic Jazz Festival, is the oldest jazz festival and largest summer festival in Atlantic Canada. Now in its 33rd year, the festival attracts up to 55,000 visitors, involves 450 volunteers, and employs over 350 local musicians.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>This year, the Stingray Rising Stars finalists were <strong>Sam Wilson Quintet, Malleus Trio, Ethan Adrelli Quartet, Audrey Ochoa, and Zamani.</strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>This year’s winner Zamani was chosen through a two-tiered process of peer assessment and voting. Stingray Music awarded her with a $3,000 bursary to advance her career. Voting took place online and at the Stingray Music booth at the Waterfront TD Main Stage. Close to 2650 people voted online this year as did many festivalgoers on site. I was pleased to announce the winner on Sunday, July 14, from the Waterfront Stage. Thank you to all who cast their votes!</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>About the winner:</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>2018 established <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/zamanifolade/about/?ref=page_internal" target="_blank">Zamani </a>as one of Nova Scotia’s most promising emerging artists. Her performance credits have stacked-up as she has taken the stage, performing everywhere from the Nova Scotia Mass Choir’s MLK Concert, to Global TV. As Zamani gained the attention of key festivals and venues, she ended the year capturing a lead role in the Halifax premiere of Viola Desmond - The Musical. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>We sat down with Zamani to tell us more about her win.</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>What is your earliest musical memory?</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Going out to my dad’s studio – we have a home studio – and just recording a few songs out there when I was seven or eight, and just fooling around with it.  And now it’s become something I do all the time.  It’s great to come full-circle.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Where/when did you start playing professionally?</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>My first professional performance, I was 13 or 14, was the For the Love Of God concert that was put on by Corey Adams.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Who are your main influences?</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>My main musical influences would certainly be my parents.  I’m a huge lover of Tyler the Creator, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>How did you come to play at the Halifax Jazz Festival?</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>My dad has actually been performing at the Halifax Jazz Festival for years, since the ‘90s. So I’ve always been going, and now I’m able to perform because my dad knows some of the people who organize it, so that’s how I was able to perform.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>Congratulations on winning the Stingray Rising Stars award! What do you plan to do with the bursary?</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span lang="EN" xml:lang="EN" xml:lang="EN"><span><span>I plan to use the money for studio equipment, travel, anything that can help propel my music career!</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <figure role="group" class="caption caption-img align-center"><img alt="Brad Dryden (96.5 The Breeze) &amp; Zamani (Stingray Rising Stars winner)" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9eb31dc1-f20c-41c4-8fba-fe654db747a8" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Brad%20and%20Zamani.jpg" /><figcaption>Brad Dryden (96.5 The Breeze) &amp; Zamani (Stingray Rising Stars winner)</figcaption></figure><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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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.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span>Stingray welcomed six award recipients:</span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Jacques Forest (double bass): 500$</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Britney Do (viola): 400$</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Chris Lu (viola): 400$</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Naomie Okubo-Champoux (double bass): 300$</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Jeremy Ho (violin): 200$</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Kelly Li (flute): 200$   </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Through its <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/CA/rising-star?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Rising Stars program</a>, Stingray has supported tuition scholarships, and sponsored masterclasses and coaching sessions for chamber music and orchestral performances by the young musicians of the Institute Orchestra. </span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong>About VSOI</strong></span></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">The Vancouver Symphony Orchestral Institute</span></strong> offers students a once-in-a-lifetime comprehensive and nurturing orchestral training program. The faculty is comprised of musicians from the renowned Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of VSO Music Director, Maestro Otto Tausk. Musical opportunities abound, as all the students play in the Institute Orchestra, rehearse and perform in chamber ensembles, and participate in masterclasses and repertoire classes with their outstanding faculty. The VSOI offers performance opportunities including student and faculty recitals, a concerto competition, as well as chamber music performances in unique settings. The entire Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is in residence during the VSOI for a series of concerts. Students can observe rehearsals from a seat on-stage and enjoy relaxing concerts after a great day of music making. The VSOI culminates with indoor and outdoor performances by the Institute Orchestra in iconic Vancouver settings including the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia, one of Canada’s finest concert halls.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Photo credit: Matthew Baird, VSOI</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-07/VSO2019-Stingray%20RS_MatthewBaird.jpg" width="5400" height="3600" alt="From left to right: Naomie Okubo-Champoux (double bass), Jeremy Ho (violin), Jacques Forest (double bass), Britney Do (viola), Kelly Li (flute) and Chris Lu (viola). Photo credit: Matthew Baird, VSOI" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Fri, 05 Jul 2019 20:02:06 +0000 VSOI 725 at https://blog.stingray.com Ottawa Jazz Festival 2019 | Stingray Rising Stars winners https://blog.stingray.com/ottawa-jazz-festival-2019-stingray-rising-stars-winners <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Ottawa Jazz Festival 2019 | Stingray Rising Stars winners</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/60" lang="" about="/user/60" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Zac</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 07/05/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><strong><span>Once again on a scorching Canada Day, Stingray 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.</span></strong><br /><br /> Stingray is proud to renew its longstanding partnership with the TD Jazz Youth Summit. The TD Jazz Youth Summit is a program run by the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival that brings together the top young musicians from across the nation. Taking place during the festival, it provides young Canadian musicians a rare platform to develop their big band experience by working with internationally acclaimed musicians and clinicians, culminating in two performances on the Main Stage.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Year after year, the group of performing teens at the TD Jazz Youth Summit have impressed us with talent well beyond musicians their senior. Spending a week together while learning to hone their craft from masters of the genre, these young Canadians put together incredibly mature compositions they were visibly proud to perform on stage at the Ottawa Jazz Festival, this year to a packed house.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Though every member of this year’s summit was exceptional, four students really showed their passion, dedication, and ability to push through hard work to achieve their musical goals.</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Stingray is proud to offer the following four students bursaries to help them on their path to future successes:</span></span></span></p> <ul><li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Alex Argatoff – $2,000 </span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Jacob Do – $1,000</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Eamon Donovan Sheil – $500</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Ben Lyndon Isenstein – $500    </span></span></span></li> </ul><img alt="Zachary Monson with Stingray Rising Stars award winner Alex Argatoff" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e70d75a7-71b6-40b1-a964-69ae490012be" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/JYS_StingrayRisingStarsAward_2019_AlexArgatoff.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"><span class="tinytext">Zachary Monson with Stingray Rising Stars award winner Alex Argatoff. </span><span class="tinytext"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri">© </span></span>Chris Parker</span></p> <img alt="Zachary Monson with Stingray Rising Stars award winner Jacob Do" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="98253ecb-cdaa-4d38-9524-5f8442a9a8cc" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/JYS_StingrayRisingStarsAward_2019_JacobFrancis-fai.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"><span class="tinytext">Zachary Monson with Stingray Rising Stars award winner Jacob Do. </span><span class="tinytext"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri">© </span></span>Chris Parker</span></p> <img alt="Zachary Monson with Stingray Rising Stars award winner Eamon Donovan." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9df5117f-7b52-4ad6-bbe3-700ce1b470a1" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/JYS_StingrayRisingStarsAward_2019_Eamon%20Donovan%20Sheil%202.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"><span class="tinytext">Zachary Monson with Stingray Rising Stars award winner Eamon Donovan Sheil. </span><span class="tinytext"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri">© </span></span>Chris Parker</span></p> <img alt="Zachary Monson with Stingray Rising Stars award winner Ben Lyndon Isenstein." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6df1807b-ada1-42a9-8106-bdb0a61875f7" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/JYS_StingrayRisingStarsAward_2019_BenLyndonIsenstein.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"><span class="tinytext">Zachary Monson with Stingray Rising Stars award winner Ben Lyndon Isenstein. </span><span class="tinytext"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri">© </span></span>Chris Parker</span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><br /><strong><span><span><span>Jacob Do put into words his experience:</span></span></span></strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>"I had an amazing week working with the TD Ottawa Jazz Youth Summit. The band was very balanced and worked extremely hard under the direction of Jim Lewis. With his help, it was amazing to witness how much the band improved throughout the week. The program was a great help in connecting me with excellent young musicians from all over Canada, some of whom I may never have met. A program like this is extremely important for the future of the Canadian jazz scene, as it connects many of the young musicians who will change this music. I couldn’t recommend this program enough to other young jazz musicians; it’s an amazing opportunity that couldn’t be possible without TD and Stingray. The scholarships that Stingray provides at the end of the week are greatly appreciated by all of the participants. Since most of us are students, the scholarships really go a long way in helping us worry less about finances and focus more on what we are most passionate about: making music!"</span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span><span><span>A huge congratulations to all of this year’s participants on an incredibly successful and impressive performance:</span></span></span></strong></p> <ul><li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Alex Argatoff - Bass</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Jacob Do - Tenor Saxophone</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Eamon Sheil - Alto Saxophone</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Ben Lyndon Isenstein - Piano</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Anna Blackmore - Baritone Saxophone</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Nicholas Adema – Trombone</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Annie Lu – Trumpet</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Adam Cesarone – Guitar</span></span></span></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span>Tetyana Haraschuk – Drumset</span></span></span></li> </ul><p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>For more information regarding the Stingray Rising Stars program, <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/CA/rising-star?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><strong>click </strong></a></span></span><strong><span><span><a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/CA/rising-star?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">here</a>.</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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As part of the festivities, the <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/rising-star?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><strong>Stingray Rising Stars</strong></a> prizes were awarded to emerging talent in the Festival lineup. </span></p> <p><span>The four finalists included vocalist Caity Gyorgy, Moneka Arabic Jazz, clarinetist Virginia MacDonald, and <span>Sydanie &amp; Kelson Fredericks from The Dirty B Sides</span>. Each finalist received a $500 prize with <span>Sydanie &amp; Kelson Fredericks from The Dirty B Sides receiving an additional $500 </span>as the winners of the Rising Stars Award. </span></p> <p><span>Stingray was pleased to partner with the TD Toronto Jazz Festival for this inaugural award. Over the years, Stingray has partnered with numerous industry organizations and festivals to offer cash awards and provide showcase opportunities to great new Canadian talent of all genres. Congratulations!</span></p> <img alt="Stingray Rising Stars finalists" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="38c1d8e8-c432-4df0-9209-6977914a3724" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/DSC_0939s.jpg" class="align-center" /><p style="margin:10px 0px 0px; padding:0px; text-align:start; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="color:#333333"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial">From left to right: Ahmed Moneka (of Moneka Arabic Jazz), Danny Milwalkee (from The Dirty B Sides), Viriginia MacDonald, Josh Grossman (Toronto Jazz Festival) and Stacey Thompson (Stingray Radio: B<font color="#212121">oom 97.3 | The Breeze</font>).</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="color:#333333"><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:2"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:2"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="background-color:#ffffff"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial">Photo credit: Randall Cook</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h3><span><strong>About the finalists</strong></span></h3> <p><span><strong>Sydanie &amp; Kelson Fredericks from The Dirty B Sides (winners)</strong><br /> This ensemble brings together three outstanding acts. Kelson Fredericks is part of an emerging generation of Toronto rappers who are proving that there is more to the Toronto sound than what we hear on the radio. Sydanie (Si-day-nee) is a star on the rise - she earned recent acclaim for her Canadian Music Week set and was named by the Globe and Mail as an artist breaking through Toronto's hip hop scene. The Dirty B Sides are Toronto's leading backing band for hip-hop and soul acts. They work with established local and touring artists while helping independent artists break out on Toronto's hip-hop scene.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Caity Gyorgy </strong></span></p> <p><span>A talented vocalist from Calgary, Caity Gyorgy has been making a name for herself on Canada’s festival and talent-show circuits. She has an incredibly refined voice for her age, counting Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Esperanza Spalding and Cécile McLorin Salvant among her idols. But what sets her apart is her unparalleled vocal improvisations. </span></p> <p><span><strong>Moneka Arabic Jazz</strong></span></p> <p><span>Rooted in jazz and blues, Moneka Arabic Jazz draws from leader Ahmed Moneka's Afro-Arabic heritage and influences along with Toronto’s multicultural mix to create a distinct, funky, and unique sound. Their repertoire introduces maqam, and weaves African identity, heritage, and influences into the mix. The contributions of the five talented musicians create a unique sound that embodies the diversity of Toronto in 2019.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Virginia MacDonald</strong></span></p> <p><span>Virginia MacDonald is a clarinetist who is on the verge of completing her Bachelor of Music at Humber College. She has already toured nationally and overseas and earned a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music's summer intensive program in 2018. Earning acclaim especially for her compositions, she will be releasing her first album later in 2019.</span></p> <h3><span><strong>About the TD Toronto Jazz Festival</strong></span></h3> <p><span>Now in its 33rd year as one of the premiere jazz festivals in North America, the  </span></p> <p><span>TD Toronto Jazz Festival took place this summer from June 21st to June 30th. From concert halls to the streets of Yorkville, the Festival offered ten jazz-packed days, showcasing the very best in jazz from Toronto, across the country, and around the world!</span></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/canada" hreflang="en">Canada</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/prixetoiles" hreflang="en">Prix Étoiles Stingray</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">From left to right: Ahmed Moneka (of Moneka Arabic Jazz), Danny Milwalkee (from The Dirty B Sides), Viriginia MacDonald, Josh Grossman (Toronto Jazz Festival) and Stacey Thompson (Stingray Radio: Boom 97.3 | The Breeze) - Photo credit: Randall Cook </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-07/DSC_0935s.jpg" width="5908" height="3836" alt="Ahmed Moneka (of Moneka Arabic Jazz), Danny Milwalkee (from The Dirty B Sides), Viriginia MacDonald, Josh Grossman (Toronto Jazz Festival) and Stacey Thompson (Stingray Radio: Boom 97.3 | The Breeze)." typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 01 Jul 2019 19:19:01 +0000 Ariane 723 at https://blog.stingray.com Yuna | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars https://blog.stingray.com/yuna-interview-stingray-rising-stars <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Yuna | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/131" lang="" about="/user/131" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Amy</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/28/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><strong>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! </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Born in Kedah, Malaysia and raised primarily in Kuala Lumpur, Yuna splits her time between Malaysia and Los Angeles where she recorded her upcoming album, <em>Rouge</em> (release date: 7/12). “I’m a Muslim singer-songwriter, but I never saw myself as that,” she explains, “That label became more obvious to me as I moved to LA. It was really cool that everyone I met supported the fact that I do my own thing and don’t sacrifice my identity for the music.” Yuna describes her new album, noting that “the whole album is about how I am with myself: I’m comfortable with my relationship, with my focus on my career. It’s the color of becoming this woman I am.”  </p> <p class="text-align-justify">Yuna began writing songs and teaching herself to play guitar at age 14. She recorded her debut album in 2008, earning her five Malaysian Music Award nominations. Her U.S. debut EP, <em>Decorate</em>, featured production by Grammy-award winning producer Pharrell Williams.  </p> <p class="text-align-justify">Yuna's upcoming release <em>Rouge </em>follows 2016’s critically acclaimed <em>Chapters,</em> which features collaborations with Usher, Jhené Aiko and DJ Premier. <em>Billboard</em> included the album in their Critics’ Picks for Best R&amp;B Albums, and the single “Crush” featuring Usher peaked at #3 on <em>Billboard</em>’s Adult R&amp;B Chart.  </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>What is your earliest artistic memory? </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">I was probably four years old taking part in a pre-school concert dancing and singing. I was a sunflower. </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>What do both pop and R&amp;B convey like no other music genre?  </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Pop is the best way to get people to remember your music, R&amp;B adds the soul and groove that’s kind of like magic, you can’t explain it! </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>What is your best and/or funniest memory on stage?  </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Forgetting lyrics!! Sometimes I lose my train of thought because a lot of times when I’m performing it’s muscle memory and autopilot mode from rehearsals- but when I lose the flow of thoughts I just start laughing on stage and I’ll get back into it! I feel like those things are great because they show that you’re only human, not a robot. </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>What is your most favorite song of all time?  </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Michael Jackson’s Bad. </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>What is your most favorite album of all time?  </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Lauryn Hill’s <em>Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.</em> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>What song do you love performing the most on stage and why?  </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Now it’s Blank Marquee! I’ve only performed that song once but it’s so much fun! </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>If you didn’t become a musician what would you be doing right now?  </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">I graduated law school but I knew I wasn’t going to be a lawyer. Maybe I’d go back to school and learn graphic design or fashion design. </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Which musician(s) would you like to collaborate with next?  </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">I’ve been following Rosalia’s musical journey and I love her! Her whole musical style is so fresh, I would love to collaborate with her and see what the Malay in me and the Spanish in her can come up with! </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>What is one thing that your fans don’t know about you (a fun fact)?  </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">I was a state professional bowler from 16 to 21 years old. </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>What’s your motto advice you live by?  </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">Never make the same mistake twice! Live to make mistakes but also learn from them. </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>What’s coming up for you in the next weeks and months?  </strong></p> <p class="text-align-justify">My new album Rouge is coming out soon and I’m going into rehearsals prepping for tour. It’s going to be hectic but I’m really excited! </p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify">You can listen to Yuna on <a href="https://music.stingray.com/en/mobile-app?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Stingray Music’s channels</a>: <br />  <br /><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0144?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Lady Indie </a><br /><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0253?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Time to Unwind </a><br /><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1147?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">R&amp;B (Rebellious&amp;Beautiful) Soul </a><br /><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0183" target="_blank">Smooth as Silk</a><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0183?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"> </a><br /><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/003" target="_blank">Adult Alternative</a><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/003?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"> </a><br /><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/045?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Eclectic Electronic </a><br /><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0068?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Electronica Blowout </a></p> <p class="text-align-justify">And many more. </p> <p class="text-align-justify">And watch her music videos on <strong><a href="https://vibe.stingray.com/en/node/1?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Stingray Vibe</a></strong>. </p> <p class="text-align-justify">Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Stingray remit hier soir un prix d’une valeur de 5000 $ à un jeune musicien de niveau universitaire se considérant issu des minorités visibles. Le lauréat s’est démarqué par son talent de compositeur, de musicien et d’arrangeur. </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Animée par Stanley Péan, cette soirée vit se succéder les prestations de quatre jeunes étudiants musiciens et musiciennes : Théophile Abellard (Université McGill), Thania Veilleux Gomez (Université de Montréal), Corey Thomas (Concordia) et Jacob Do (Université McGill). Ils performèrent chacun avec brio trois morceaux devant un public réceptif et conquis, en format solo à quintet. </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Le jury, composé de Cécile Peterson (productrice et gérante d’artistes, ainsi que la fille du légendaire Oscar Peterson), Jim Doxas (batteur, percussionniste et compositeur de renommée), Rafael Zaldivar (pianiste, compositeur, directeur artistique et éducateur d’origine cubaine) et Pierre-Jean Lavigne (Gestionnaire principal de produits chez Stingray) évalua leur performance et délibéra quelques minutes après. C’est le très talentueux Jacob Do qui fut désigné comme le grand gagnant en fin de soirée.</span></span></span></p> <img alt="Prix Oliver Jones JAZZ 2019" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e85eadc8-b85a-44ac-81b1-cbf7f1822799" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Prix%20Oliver%20Jones_JAZZ_2019%C2%A9FrederiqueMenardAubin-2-26.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"><span class="tinytext">De gauche à droite: Corey Thomas, Theophile Abellard, Oliver Jones, Jacob Do, Arianne Charbonneau, Stanley Péan, Cécile Peterson, Jim Doxas et Thania Veilleux Gomez<br /> © Frédérique Menard Aubin</span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <img alt="Prix Oliver Jones Jazz" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b1ebb18c-f19d-49fb-a197-13995e904f4b" src="/sites/blog/files/inline-images/Prix%20Oliver%20Jones_JAZZ_2019%C2%A9FrederiqueMenardAubin-2-35_0.jpg" class="align-center" /><p class="text-align-justify"><span class="tinytext">Le grand gagnant du Prix OliverJones et Prix Étoiles Stingray: Jacob Do, entouré de Pierre-Jean Lavigne et Ariane Charbonneau de chez Stingray.<br /> © Frédérique Menard Aubin</span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">À propos de Jacob Do</span></strong></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Jacob Do est un joueur de saxophone présent sur la scène de jazz canadienne qui a reçu sa formation musicale à Edmonton. Jacob est installé à Montréal depuis 2017 et vient de terminer sa deuxième année de Jazz Performance à l’Université McGill, avec Rémi Bolduc. Cette année, il a joué comme ténor dans le premier grand groupe musical de McGill, Jazz Orchestra, mené par Christine Jensen. Jacob a joué dans de multiples salles, entre Montréal et Edmonton, puis pour la première fois cette année dans un orchestre au Yardbird Suite, accompagné de son quartet. Il a également partagé la scène avec de nombreux jazzmen Canadiens comme Kevin Dean, Jens Lindemann et feu Tommy Banks, pour ne citer qu’eux.</span></span></span></p> <h3 class="text-align-justify"><span><span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">La série <i>Le Club</i> présentée par Stingray</span></strong></span></span></h3> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA">Mais ce n’est pas tout … Voyez ce qu’on vous propose à <a href="https://blog.stingray.com/stingray-et-le-fijm-completement-jazz?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">tous les soirs à 22h à l’Astral</a> pour ces soirées de jazz tardives! </span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>Suivez-nous sur </span></span></span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/" target="_blank"><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>Facebook</span></span></span></span></strong></a></span></span></span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>, </span></span></span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/" target="_blank"><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span><span>Instagram</span></span></span></span></strong></a></span></span></span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span> et </span></span></span></strong><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA"><span><span><a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusique" target="_blank"><strong>Twitter</strong></a></span></span></span><strong><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span> pour ne rien manquer de Festival International de Jazz de Montréal! </span></span></span></strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fijm" hreflang="en">FIJM</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/festival-international-de-jazz-de-montreal" hreflang="en">Festival international de Jazz de Montréal</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/jazz" hreflang="en">Jazz</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/prixetoiles" hreflang="en">Prix Étoiles Stingray</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/stingray-risingstars" hreflang="en">Stingray Rising Stars</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-image field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Le grand gagnant du Prix OliverJones et Prix Étoiles Stingray: Jacob Do, entouré d&#039;Oliver Jones et Ariane Charbonneau - © Frédérique Menard Aubin</div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-06/Prix%20Oliver%20Jones_JAZZ_2019%C2%A9FrederiqueMenardAubin-2-24.jpg" width="5760" height="3840" alt="Prix Oliver Jones JAZZ 2019 ©FrederiqueMenardAubin" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-image field--type-image field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Image</div> <div class="field__item"> <img src="/sites/blog/files/2019-06/fijm_2.png" width="1280" height="720" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-cross-promo-link field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Link</div> <div class="field__item">https://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_T0086/Festival-international-de-jazz-de-Montreal-2019?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral</div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-cross-promo-body field--type-text-long field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Cross-Promo Body</div> <div class="field__item"><p><a href="https://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_T0086/Festival-international-de-jazz-de-Montreal-2019?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><strong>Écoutez la chaîne du</strong></a></p> <p><a href="https://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_T0086/Festival-international-de-jazz-de-Montreal-2019?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><strong>Festival International de Jazz de Montréal</strong></a></p></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Thu, 27 Jun 2019 19:17:30 +0000 Ariane 717 at https://blog.stingray.com Angelica Vila | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars https://blog.stingray.com/angelica-vila-interview-stingray-rising-stars <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Angelica Vila | Interview | Stingray Rising Stars</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/114" lang="" about="/user/114" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Lucille</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 05/29/2019</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Stingray is proud to promote new talents through its Rising Stars program. In June, our eyes and ears are on <strong>Angelica Vila</strong>, Fat Joe’s <i><em>protégée</em></i> and New York’s R&amp;B new sensation.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Angelica has been singing since she was 10 years old, released 2 EPs and her new single “More in the Morning” just came out -its music video already records more than 2.6 millions views on Youtube! </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>We’ve asked the 20 years old artists a few questions. Meet Angelica Vila, the R&amp;B rising star!</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>What is your earliest artistic memory? </span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>When I wrote my first song ever, it was inspired by watching Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana performing the Climb.</span></span></span> </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>What does R&amp;B/ Soul convey like no other music genre? </span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>LOVE,  emotion and expression.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>What is your best memory on stage? </span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Singing the national Anthem for the Miami Heat at the American Airline Arena</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>What is your funniest moment on stage?</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>I don’t have one yet, but I’m sure I will have one soon as I keep progressing</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>What song do you love performing the most on stage and why? </span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>My song “By Your side”. It’s going to be on my first project, that is still not out but it’s coming soon. I just feel like people can connect with me on that track, its filled with emotions and the heart break  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>If you didn’t become a musician what would you be doing right now? </span></span></span></strong><strong> </strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>If I wasn’t in music I would definitely be a crime scene investigator. I love science and shows like CSI. I would be trying to get myself in the laboratory everyday.  </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>Which musician(s) would you like to collaborate with next? </span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>J. Cole</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>What is one thing that your fans don’t know about you (a fun fact)?</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>I’m a workaholic, I’m all about work ethic, I love to hustle. The hustle runs in my family. I’m always in the studio. One of my favorite things is to educate myself on the production side of music. I’m slowly  learning how to better communicate with the engineers, so when I’m in the booth they know exactly what I want.</span></span></span> </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>What’s your motto advice you live by? </span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Continue to work, and if you believe you can do something, then you can make it happen. Just as long you are willing to put in the work and disregard all the negativity that comes your way. It is up to you not let that negativity effect your energy.</span></span></span> </span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>What’s coming up for you in the next weeks and months? </span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>I have a project that Is already finished, I‘m excited for people to listen to it. Right now we are working on the visuals. I’m also back in the studio working on my second project and we also have a 2nd single to follow “More In The Morning”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>You can listen to Angelica Vila on <strong>Stingray Music’s channels</strong>:</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/033?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Urban Beats</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1123?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Artists to watch</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0796?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Trending 100</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0480?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Trending 100: Hip Hop and R&amp;B</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1147?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>R&amp;B  (Rebellious &amp; Beautiful) Soul</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_NUS008?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Today’s Hot Tracks: Hip Hop</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>And watch her <strong>music videos</strong> on <a href="https://vibe.stingray.com/en/node/1?utm_source=stingray-blog&amp;utm_medium=referral" target="_blank">Stingray Vibe</a></span></span></span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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