Posts Tagged ‘Bill King’

HOTDOCS: RICHARD HOSTS A PANEL ON “Oscar Peterson: Black + White”


Practically synonymous with Canadian jazz, Oscar Peterson is musical royalty the world over. Chart the course of his illustrious career in this righteous salute to his genius by acclaimed filmmaker Barry Avrich (Made You Look; Blurred Lines). Witness Peterson awe and uplift crowds from his birthplace in Montreal to the deep south where segregation laws were alive and well. Boogie-woogie with Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones and other music legends along the way. Featuring rare archival clips, dazzling new performances, and extraordinary interviews, this powerfully realized docu-concert makes one thing clear: Oscar Peterson was a star that continues to shine.

Live post-screening panel discussion about jazz on screen moderated by film journalist Richard Crouse (CTV, CP24) featuring:

Barry Avrich, Director, Bill King, author/host, Jazz.FM, Larnell Lewis, Musician, Snarky Puppy, Rosemary Sadlier, Social Justice Advocate and former President of the Ontario Black History Society, Mark Selby, Producer and Garvia Bailey.

More information HERE!



This week on the Richard Crouse Show Podcast we meet Bill King, a three-time Juno Award nominee who has served as music director for Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, the Pointer Sisters, Martha Reeves and Craig Russell. He’s a renowned musician, a radio host and now the author of “Coming Through the ’60s: An American Rock ’n’ Road Story,” his second book release in the past year, following the spring debut of “Talk! Conversations in All Keys,” a collection of interviews that King did with everyone from Oscar Peterson and Jeff Healey to Bruce Cockburn and Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

Here’s some info on The Richard Crouse Show!

Each week on the nationally syndicated Richard Crouse Show, Canada’s most recognized movie critic brings together some of the most interesting and opinionated people from the movies, television and music to put a fresh spin on news from the world of lifestyle and pop-culture. Tune into this show to hear in-depth interviews with actors and directors, to find out what’s going on behind the scenes of your favourite shows and movies and get a new take on current trends. Recent guests include Ethan Hawke, director Brad Bird, comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Eric Roberts, Brian Henson, Jonathan Goldsmith a.k.a. “The most interesting man in the world,” and best selling author Linwood Barclay.

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