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Sponsor of the Week – TD Bank

June 21, 2011

SPONSOR OF THE WEEK: July 21, 2011

The 2011 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival would not be possible without the support of our corporate and media sponsors.  To show our appreciation for their support, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues (WJB) will be showcasing a different sponsor each week.  This week’s sponsor of the week is TD Bank.

At TD Bank, they measure success not only by their ability to achieve business goals, but also on the impact they have in strengthening communities. Successful corporations need a healthy, vibrant society to flourish, and TD Bank`s community investments are among the ways in which they strive to achieve this.

Across the country, TD Bank provides serious support to the Canadian Jazz & Blues scene.  For example, TD Bank is a major sponsor of jazz festivals in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Fredericton, Halifax, Winnepeg, Victoria, and Vancouver.  For the past three years, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues has proudly worked with TD Bank to put St. John’s on the forefront of the Canadian jazz scene, and the contributions of TD have been essential to the success of the 2011 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival.

WJB would like to acknowledge and express gratitude for the contributions of TD Bank, the Sponsor of the Week!


Bravo! – Supporting the Arts

June 15, 2011

Cox & Palmer partners with local arts community

St. Johns, NL — June 14, 2011 — Cox & Palmer today announced their support and sponsorship of Newfoundland & Labrador arts and cultural activities. BRAVO! – Supporting the Arts is an initiative to support the tremendous talent showcased in music, visual and performing arts and literary arts within the province.

“It is a great pleasure to support the arts community”, states Sandy MacDonald, Managing Partner at Cox & Palmer’s St. John’s Office. “This initiative was conceived and developed in order to support the arts and culture in our province and to help demonstrate that the arts community is a vital part of our local economy, worthy of backing.”

Cox & Palmer presents Opera on the Avalon’s Dido and Aeneas from June 16-19 at the LSPU Hall. The firm also welcomes local and international musicians to the Masonic Temple stage during the 10th Annual Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues Festival July 13-16.

Cox & Palmer will also be a major sponsor of The Messiah by the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, The St. John’s International Women’s Film and Video Festival, and the Resource Centre for the Arts. Special awards for emerging artists will then be announced later this year at the Sparks Literary Festival and St. Michael’s Print Shop.

Chair of the committee for BRAVO! – Supporting the Arts is Paul McDonald, Partner at Cox & Palmer. “These cultural organizations bring the best in contemporary arts and performance to our city and province. They bring national and international artists and highlight the extraordinary talent that exists in our own back yard. We are thrilled to be part of the vibrancy of the arts community in Newfoundland & Labrador.”

About Cox & Palmer

Cox & Palmer has been an integral part of Atlantic Canada’s business community for over a century.  Our clients look to us for legal advice during growth and prosperity, as well as in challenging economic times.  To retain our clients’ trust we focus on what matters to them – understanding their business. We advise clients in many sectors including construction, energy and natural resources, insurance, financial services, public institutions, and fisheries and marine. Our lawyers are both professional and personable. This enables our belief that a strong relationship between law firm and client is the best way to get results.

Cox & Palmer and the Cox & Palmer logo are registered trademarks in Canada.

The names of other companies mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

For more information:

Sherry Ryan, Marketing Manager

709.570.5525 |


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June 1, 2011

St. John’s, NL – May 31st, 2011 – As the summer is fast approaching, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues (WJB) is preparing to announce the artist lineup for the 10th annual Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival (WIJBF). Executive Director Liz Dunbar will be releasing the highly anticipated lineup on Wednesday, June 8th at 10:30am at the Rocket Bakery on Water Street. She is extremely excited to reveal to the public all of the details regarding this year’s festival taking place from July 13th – 16th as once again downtown St. John’s will be flooded with the rhythms and sounds of different styles of music from all across the globe.

In what is sure to be the most exciting year yet for the festival, Wreckhouse Jazz and Blues gives the people of St. John’s a unique opportunity to experience music and culture from all around the world during 4 jam packed days of concerts, workshops, and events. Since the festival began in 2001 it has grown exponentially in size and numbers, having an increase in audience of almost 400% in previous years. In this milestone year, the WIJBF promises to be the biggest event on the St. John’s Arts and Entertainment scene in 2011!

This year’s festival is sure to have a wider variety of international music than ever before, adding to the musical diversity in St. John’s. Featuring over 100 internationally acclaimed artists and the best talent Newfoundland has to offer, the 10th annual Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival is sure to be one to remember.

Come join WJB on June 8th at 10:30am at the Rocket Bakery for some fantastic live entertainment as the exciting lineup for the 2011 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival is announced, running from July 13th – 16th in downtown St. John’s.

To keep up to date with the latest festival details, check out WJB on our website,  facebook, twitter, myspace, and wordpress.


For more information please contact:
Ben Waring at 709-739-7734


In Short – Around the Internet and World of Jazz, Blues and World Music

October 19, 2010

Kellylee Evans on CBC – Kellylee Evans was interviewed this week on CBC radio about her new album ‘Nina’, a tribute to Nina Simone. You can listen to the full interview here.

The International Song Writing Contest Deadline Extended – The International Songwriting Competition has extended its entry deadline to Dec. 3, 2010 find out more at their website at Link

John Lennon Song Writing Contest – In honor of John Lennon’s 70th birthday, Sonicbids has launched a song writing contest bearing his name. Find out more and submit your entry here

Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues now Accepting Submissions for the 2011 Festival – Artists wishing to submit to perform at the 2011 WIJBF are now able to do so. Application forms and further details on funding and the submission process are available here

Early Bird Submission Dealine for JUNO’s is October 22nd – Find out more by clicking here.

Forget jazz flute — jazz triangle is where it’s at – Watch this amazing video where you realize music can be made in many different ways, Click here

R.I.P Marion Brown – Renowned saxophonist Marion Brown passed away this week aged 75. Read more

Musician’s to aid Igor Relief Effort –
On Tuesday October 19th a who’s who list of musicians’ from Newfoundland & Labrador will be performing at Mile One Centre in aid of relief efforts for Hurricane Igor. Included in the line up is previous festival performers Billy and the Bruisers. Find out more about this great event, Click here.

Celebrate Small Business Week – Drop in to the Northeast Avalon Regional Economic Development Board between  12-2 on October 21st in the main boardroom of the CNLBSC to (located at 90 O’Leary Avenue) to celebrate your successes and network with other small businesses/small business stakeholders. Please RSVP to NEA REDB at (709)-753-5554

The Newfoundland Twitter Newspaper – The Newfoundland Twitter Newspaper is a an online resource that compiles all the stories relevant to Newfoundlanders found on Twitter in one place. The site is updated daily and covers topics such as news, arts & entertainment and education. To take a look Click here.

New and Reissued Jazz Released Today – Click here

Any suggestions on what we should include in next weeks edition contact


Music NL Export Readiness Training Pitching Workshop October 30th!

October 8, 2010

Music Newfoundland and Labrador is proud to offer its export-ready musicians, managers and company representatives an advanced Export Readiness Training Pitching Workshop on Saturday, October 30th held at the Delta St. John’s (Salon G) from 10:30 am – 5:30 pm.

Learn the skill sets and tools to forward your career in the business of music!

This full-day advanced Export Readiness Training Pitching Workshop, facilitated by internationally-acclaimed pitching consultant Jan Miller, is designed for export-ready artists, managers and companies who wish to perfect their presentation and one-on-one pitching techniques while developing relationships with music industry buyers.

Learn the components to strengthen your personal communication styles and adapt pitches for conversational, one-on-one business meetings. Participants will take part in an interactive, two-hour session focusing on the elements essential to conducting an effective business meeting through observing live, one-on-one pitch conversations in action. Guest Speakers: Shelley Nordstrom (ECMA Export Manager, Halifax, NS), Val Denn (Val Denn Agency, TX), Jonny Stevens (Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax, NS).

I would like to thank you for the wealth of knowledge you provided during the export readiness training workshop. I feel very enlightened and excited to discover another avenue to direct my music. I took some great notes and the insight and materials provided will better prepare me for one-on-one meetings in the future”.

Patrick Molloy, Recording Artist

Pre-registration is required $25 and includes a light lunch.  To register, contact MusicNL at (709) 754-2574 (


The Instigators Annual Halloween Party at the CLB Armory

October 7, 2010


Sponsor of the Week: CBC

October 5, 2010

The 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival would not be possible without the support of our corporate and media sponsors.  To show our appreciation for their support, Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues (WJB) will be showcasing a different sponsor each week.  This week’s sponsor of the week is CBC.

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of this country’s largest cultural institutions. Through the delivery of a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services, CBC-Radio/Canada is available how, where, and when Canadians want it.

As a Media Sponsor, CBC helped promote the artists and events taking place during the 2010 Wreckhouse International Jazz & Blues Festival.  Television ads featuring the dates of the Festival and an introduction to the key performers were run on CBC leading up to the 2010 WIJBF.  Multiple Festival performers were also featured on CBC Radio in an episode of the Performance Hour, and radio hosts frequently mentioned the events on the air.  Several CBC Radio personalities provided hosting services for concerts during the Festival.

Promoting the Festival and its performers would be a nearly insurmountable challenge for WJB if it weren’t for the support and generosity of media sponsors like CBC.  That’s why WJB is proud to acknowledge CBC as this week’s Sponsor of the Week!  Thank you so much for your dedication and commitment to Wreckhouse Jazz & Blues!

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