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Short but sweet

Another JazzFest in the bag. A short one, but nice to put on live music. Last band was F8-Bit (Fate Bit), a jazz spin on classic 8-bit video games. A fun band and the audience was fully into it. Once … Continue reading

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First day, late night

Odd to say late night when the late show is at 5pm. After yesterday’s set up of the stage, today we populated that stage. It was great to see the balloon entranceway and signage. It’s been a long time, but … Continue reading

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Coming back to life

Today was the day, the first time in way too long, that we constructed a stage for JazzFest at Confederation park! While much scaled back, a small crew of volunteers arrived to empty tents and a full truck. We spent … Continue reading

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Tales from the Laurier Stage: Gone International

This year’s Laurier stage saw a host of talent from across Canada and around the world. It started the festival in Belgium, with Flat Earth Society jazzing up a soundtrack to a silent movie, moved a little south to France … Continue reading

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Tales from the Laurier Stage – Canada Day

Today Laurier had three bands on, each very different from each other. First up, the Canadian Armed Forces Central Band. A 12 piece brass band. They opened with O Canada (the band leader telling the audience it was a well … Continue reading

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Tales from the Laurier Stage: Fastest. Strike. Ever.

Last night at the late night stage  the second act was a DJ, Clozee from France. It was only here and her gear was two mixing devices and a laptop. We supplied one additional piece of equipment. The rest was … Continue reading

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Tales from the Laurier Stage: Home Sweet Home

After the first four days of setting up bands, the backstage area of Laurier is becoming “comfy”. As the photo shows, not only do we have our fridge, if you look close, we have a fan (he’s our biggest fan!) … Continue reading

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Tales from the Laurier stage: Kids these days

Today, Sunday, was the second day of the Youth series. The stage crew at the Laurier stage put in a full day, cycling through five bands between 9 and 4. The youth series gives the school jazz bands an opportunity … Continue reading

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Coda 2015

It’s quiet…too quiet. In the last few days following Canada Day, I’ve looked at the clock thinking I had to get to the Laurier stage to load in the lunch-time band. Equally so at 4pm, for the first show of … Continue reading

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Strike!

Tales from the Laurier stage.  No sooner than the final notes were made, the strike of the Laurier stage began. Monitor world came down between shows, and the rest slowly came down in between shows.  One the last band was … Continue reading

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