Jazz it up


So some of you know that I’m a little into jazz.

And by a little I mean I LOVE IT.

I mean, I could probably listen to Lee Morgan’s Sidewinder for years and never get sick of it.

It’s just that good.

Most of my jazz knowledge comes from two places: my mum, and CBC radio.

My favourite program on the station is “Tonic” hosted by Tim Tamashiro (a jazz musician himself). The show airs every night from 8-10pm on CBC Radio 2, as well as Sundays at 10pm on CBC Radio 1.

For any readers residing in the Great White North, I highly recommend to check it out. All international guests? iTunes that stuff, yo!

I always look forward to my drive home from hosting the Storytelling Show on Sundays because I can just sit back and let a bunch of sweet, mellow tunes wash over me. It’s the perfect soundtrack as I crank up my heated seats and cruise out of downtown Vancouver. The whole experience allows me to unwind  – not only from the adrenaline rush from hosting my own radio show, but from the insanity of the weekend on the whole.

Also, Tonic is the program that taught me that the trombone used to be called the “sacbut” and that, ladies and gentlemen, is never, EVER not going to be one of the funniest things in the whole world.


(I am twelve years old, evidently. But also maybe seventy because I really, really love jazz?)

It’s a mystery!

Anyway, the other day, whomever helms Tonic’s twitter account (I really want to believe that it’s Tim, but I cannot be sure) posted the following tweet:


To which I responded:

tonic 2

Truth be told, I was a little nervous that this may have been overkill until I saw this:


Which made my silly little heart so ridiculously happy.

Seriously, the only thing that could have made it better would have been the inclusion of a little Lee Morgan.

Lee Morgan playing the sacbut.


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Vanessa Woznow

Writer, runner, ranter, reader. I write about all things.

2 thoughts on “Jazz it up”

  1. I, too, knew about sacbuts, as my Dad is a trombone player. Why he thought sharing that fact with us as kids was a good idea, I don’t know. But endless gigglefits ensued!!

  2. Oh, how I’ve missed my little “Rant and Roll”. Apparently, your inspiration to write more on my blog (from about six months to a year ago???) didn’t last long. However, I do have to consider my other writing for main income, so there is that. And so my blog takes a back seat. But how I’ve missed the “Rant and Roll” sandwich. ;-)

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