By: Jessica Nakamoto – As common lore dictates, in order to change the world, you simply must own a garage. And from the etch-a-sketch to the search engine now known as Google, it’s hard to argue with the “facts”. Yet, years before even Steve Jobs’ break through invention of the first preassembled computer, it … Continue reading
By: Kirstin Bews – Flying Lotus is releasing his new album, Flamagra, on May 24th via Warp Records. Aptly named, this album is fire. While this album comes half a decade after his last effort, You’re Dead (2014), it feels like no time was wasted in the creating of this 27-track masterpiece. The theme … Continue reading
By: Staff – Toronto synth-pop/jazz artist Tara Kannangara‘s is back with her new single ‘I Made This For You’, which you can stream exclusively via Aesthetic Magazine below. “‘I Made This For You’ is essentially about letting go,” says Kannangara. “Artists spend countless hours refining the work, trying to make it perfect, hoping that it will be … Continue reading
By: Adam Harrison – In a new feature to Aesthetic Magazine, we are proud to announce a collaboration with Toronto-based writer/photographer/podcast host Adam Harrison and his new show, The Adamantium Podcast, which features local and celebrity guests engage in casual conversations on art, culture, and entertainment. In episode 28, comedian, jazz pianist, Thompson Egbo-Egbo, joins us to discuss his … Continue reading
Photos by: Katrina Lat – Toronto-based jazz/hip-hop band BadBadNotGood, who released their newest album, IV, on July 8th, 2016 via Innovative Leisure, which featured the singles “Speaking Gently”, “Time Moves Slow”, “Confessions Pt II”, “Lavender”, and “In Your Eyes”, performed at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto last night (March 30th) with New York City-based free jazz/experimental band Standing On The Corner, who released … Continue reading
Photos by: Timothy Nguyen – Jazz artist Norah Jones, who released her sixth solo album, Day Breaks, on October 7th, 2016 via Blue Note, which followed up her 2013 album, Foreverly, which served as a collaborative album with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, performed at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
Photos by: Julian Avram – Grammy Award and Juno Award-winning jazz pianist and singer-songwriter Diana Krall, who released her twelfth album, Wallflower, on February 3rd, 2015 via Verve, which was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster (Christina Aguilera, Michael Bublé, Céline Dion, Jennifer Lopez), performed at Massey Hall in Toronto last night.
By: Daniel Gerichter (@ZenDonut) – It was -32C in Toronto the night of February 19th. It’s an important fact to remember because despite all that bitterness hundreds of people lined up outside. Clearly, numb extremities were not enough to keep people away from the Opera House for a rare chance to see Ghostface Killah and local heroes BadBadNotGood align. Yes, Ghostface books numerous Toronto dates … Continue reading
By: Anan Rahman (@anan_ra) – Geneviève Bellemare sounds slightly reticent over the phone. The Canadian-born songstress who recently released her debut EP, Live and Die, sounds hesitant, as if unsure of how much she should reveal to a complete stranger. She takes her time, choosing her words carefully; but when she hits upon an idea that sparks something … Continue reading
By: Curtis Sindrey – Jazz is ripe with tradition and history, and while many people cling to that history and its stars, Canadian crooners like Toronto’s Matt Dusk has taken what he has learned from the greats and molded it for a modern audience. With his new album My Funny Valentine: A Chet Baker Songbook, … Continue reading