In conjunction with The Empire Club of Canada, Hugh’s Room Live has assembled an exciting panel to honour Black History Month. The event which will be zoomed free thanks to the courtesy of our sponsor Meridian Credit Union, will take place at noon on February 25th.
Moderator Rudy Blair will chair our panel of leading Canadian musicians in a discussion of the history of black music and the way it helped to shape North American music generally and the way it impacted their own work. Rudy will be joined by Ron Westray, Oscar Peterson Chair at York University and renowned trombonist, who will bring his vast knowledge of black music to the discussion. Juno-award winning vocalist Molly Johnson will talk about the way black music traditions inspired her career. Grammy Award winner, Dan Hill brings his deep insights into the roots of black music and will share his perspective on the way it helped to shape his work as a singer/song writer. And Canadian Queen of R&B, Jully Black, will share her experience and the way black music traditions have played a role developing her career as a musician.
To register go to: https://www.empireclubofcanada.com/blackmusic