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How to Get Over Your Fear of Jazz

When I'm asked how to break into Jazz I always respond with a question: What music do you listen to now? It's best to start with music you already have a feel for and find a group that uses that music as a starting point for their creative exploration. With that idea in mind, here is a list of acts in this year's TD Toronto Jazz Fest and the popular music they use as their inspiration.
Devin Cuddy

Growing Up On the Road with Blue Rodeo

I've often been asked about what it was like growing up around music, both by strangers and friends. I am still trying to figure it out myself, both its impact on me as a musician and its impact on me as a person. I think there are two points of influence, music at home and music as my father's job.