They're gonna make it big [and we don't just mean 'cause they're on The (204)]

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This weekend, we're going to play four artists from the (204) who are on the brink of big things. AND - you'll hear what they sound like live in concert. Talk about a special time - zowie!

They are [drum roll]:

Pop singer JP Hoe launched his newest CD "The Dear John Letters" at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Joining him on stage, along with his band, was a string quartet made up of members of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, adding an extra touch of lushness to the mix.

Incorporating the cajon beat box, world percussion instruments and a partial drum kit, Caleb Friesen (a.k.a. Jacob) is the perfect compliment to Karla Adolphe’s ( a.k.a. Lily) powerful voice and award winning songwriting.

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Drummer Curtis Nowosad and guitarist Keith Price are arguably two of the busiest young players on the local scene and the proof lies in their group's repertoire of standards and their own jazz arrangements of contemporary pop songs. Other band members that played the Park Theatre the night of the recording were: Will Bonness on piano, Julian Bradford on bass, and Neil Watson on sax.

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Heitha Forsyth is a gifted jazz vocalist who is quickly becoming a favourite of Winnipeg audiences. She has been showcased by the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, the University of Manitoba Jazz Orchestra, the Ron Paley Big Band, and Papa Mambo. We recorded Heitha at the 2008 Jazz Winnipeg Festival. A natural communicator, Heitha brings warmth and wit to the stage, enticing audiences with repertoire that’s both familiar and fresh.

These four acts are also featured nationally this March 8th (8-10 pm) on Canada Live's series "NEXT! Canada's Music Future."

Check out The (204) Saturdays, 5 p.m. on CBC Radio One 89.3 FM and 990 AM.


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