Archive for March, 2010


Another Festival Pass Given Away. It Could be You Next!

March 30, 2010

The week two contest winner has been announced. Congratulations to  Janice Stein. Janice wins a 2010 Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues festival Pass and the Brandi Disterheft ‘Debut’ CD.

This week you can win another festival pass plus the Excellent album by Thom Swift, ‘Into the Dirt’. All you have to do is answer the following question;

What is the name of the district synonymous with jazz in Kansas City?

Remember all the answers to our competition questions can be found on our blog at

Email your answer to

Keep up to date with the latest news from Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues;

Winners for week two’s contest will be drawn at random on  Tuesday April 6thth. Contest details and winners will be  posted on our blog (

Good Luck! We look forward to hearing from you!

NB: Unfortunately, we are only able to offer this contest to residents of Canada.


Week 2 Contest Winner

March 30, 2010

The winner of this weeks contest is Janice Stein. Janice wins a 2010 Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues festival Pass and the Brandi Disterheft ‘Debut’ CD.

Congratulations Janice and look out for this weeks competition to win a Festival pass and CD.


Ten of the Best Jazz Websites on the Internet

March 30, 2010

There are numerous websites dedicated to Jazz on the Internet but there are several that stand out above  the rest. Here is a guide to ten of the best Jazz websites we have found on the Internet.

All About Jazz (

All About Jazz one of the most complete sources of jazz information and news around. The site publishes numerous articles, reviews and showcases new works and keeps you up to date with the latest goings on in the jazz world. Checking out this website is a must for any jazz and music fan.

E Jazz News (

E Jazz News like All About Jazz has a wealth of information on jazz and the jazz scene. It also hosts its  own radio station and video channel on Youtube.  The site also features blues and world music.

Jazz Improv TV (

Jazz Improv Tv is an is an offshoot of the magazine of the same name.  This website features video performances by various current Jazz artist plus an archive of videos from the past. It also includes video tutorials for musicians.

Old Time Jazz Online (

A website where you can listen and download vast amounts of classic jazz works, mainly from the middle 20th century. Downloads are free due to the expiration of copyright with the option of makeing a donation.

The Jazz Page (

The Jazz page is a site that lets you play music, view art and photographs form the jazz world and also watch videos. The sites music catalog is large and contains may rare songs. The site also contains article on various jazz related topics such as jazz in movies and jazz history.

Jazz Corner (

Jazz corner has a wealth of information from the current jazz scene including articles videos and reviews. I also produces podacasts and has information on up and coming performances  and the latest jazz news. Jazz corner is an excellent source for any jazz enthusiast.

Get Into Jazz (

Get Into Jazz is a site ran by the Greater Manchester Region and the Manchester Jazz festival. The sites aim is to give an entry to jazz music. The site contains guides to types of jazz and terminology, host forums to ask questions, find information and get involved in a the community and links to other resources around the web.

Herman Leonard (

A photographer with a passion for jazz, Leonard has photographed some of the greatest jazz musician . He has published many several books which feature his jazz photography. This site showcases a small selection of his work.

The Canadian Jazz Archive (

This site, as the name would suggest archives jazz recordings to create a lasting record for the future. It stores music interview and other audio presentations which can be searched and listened to on this site. A very worthwhile endeavor and a very interesting site.

Twitjazz (

Twitjazz network is a blog to support jazz fans and posters on Twitter. On this site you will find discussion, articles, videos and the best jazz on the Internet as suggested by Twitter uses. The interactivity of the site allows the public to influence the site and participate with musicians to express their ideas and views of jazz music.

If you know of any other great jazz websites and we will be sure to add it. You can leave comments below.

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Volunteer of the Week

March 30, 2010

Justin Foley

Each week, WJB profiles one of its volunteers as part of its commitment to recognizing all their selfless contributions to our cause. This week, our featured volunteer is Justin Foley.

Justin has been volunteering with WJB since our fourth festival in 2006.  Over his five-year tenure with WJB, Justin has filled nearly every volunteer position we have! You can frequently find Justin at our events seated at the merchandise table, standing at the door handling tickets, or running around solving problems as the arise.  Thanks for your consistent support!

In fact, WJB is lucky to have such a volunteer at all, considering Justin’s many other volunteer commitments.  He is involved with the St. John’s Folk Festival, the annual Sci-Fi on the Rock conference, and with Memorial University’s orientation activities/program.  Justin recently played the role of volunteer coordinator for the Nickel Independent Film Festival.

At 22 years old, Justin is an entrepreneur and entertainer (check out his website here), and is working on a Performance and Communications Media diploma at Memorial University.

A huge thank you goes out to you Justin, WJB’s volunteer of the week!


Dapp Theory Videos

March 30, 2010

A small selection of Dapp Theory Videos


Jeff Dyer/Bill Brennan Duo Playing at Bianca’s Saturday April 3rd

March 30, 2010

Jeff Dyer/Bill Brennan Duo will be playing music from their recent independent CD Release 'AFTER HOURS', as well as other original songs by Dyer, lots of jazz standards, Brazilian Bossa Nova, and some Rhythm & Blues.
Don't miss an opportunity to hear music you won't hear anywhere else in an intimate room with a grand piano, away from the cacophony of George Street.
Their new album 'AFTER HOURS" has just been nominated by MUSICNL for jazz/blues album of the year. See you at the show.

Jeff Dyer/Bill Brennan Duo

April 3rd, 9:30pm
Bianca's Bar
171 Water St.

High School Juno Jam

March 30, 2010
Three high school bands will be chosen to perform live on CBC Radio on JUNO weekend.
Send CBC Radio your band’s latest Mp3 by Friday April 2nd, 2010.
WAM host Angela Antle and a panel of music industry professionals (including Craig Norris of CBC Radio Three and Bob Hallett of Great Big Sea) will name an overall JUNO JAM winner on a live radio broadcast at the DELTA Hotel in St. John’s on Saturday, April 17th.

To apply go to

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