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Ron Sweetman previews 2011 Jazzfest lineup on Wed. June 8 CKCU show

Ron Sweetman, host of CKCU's "In a Mellow Tone" ©Brett Delmage, 2010CKCU radio host Ron Sweetman will play music by artists appearing at the 2011 Ottawa Jazz Festival,  this Wednesday June 8, 9-11 p.m., on CKCU FM 93.1 and live on the Internet.

Ron’s choice of tracks include a mix of international and local musicians:

  • Darcy James Argue
  • Atomic
  • Chick Corea
  • James Cotton
  • Elvis Costello
  • Kelly Craig
  • Chet Doxas
  • Kurt Elling
  • Gord Grdina
  • Mats Gustafsson
  • Jon Irabagon
  • Vijay Iyer
  • Christian McBride
  • Brad Mehldau
  • Myra Melford
  • Lucky Peterson
  • Nicole Ratte
  • Joshua Redman
  • The Thing
  • Marianne Trudel
  • Erik Truffaz
  • Kenny Wheeler

It's a good opportunity for listeners to check out musicians they may want to hear and not miss at the Ottawa Jazz Festival this year, without risking the cost of an expensive ticket or long wait in a lineup.

You can read the track-by-track lineup including what he'll play for Elvis Costello at inamellowtone.blogspot.com

This is a special show that Ron does annually in support of local jazz music fans. OttawaJazzScene.ca interviewed Ron about his jazz festival show last year.

    – Brett Delmage