Dave O Rama speaks with Andrew Homzy: Part 1
Dave O Rama speaks with Andrew Homzy: Part 2
Dave O Rama gets together with jazz musician and musicologist Andrew Homzy to discuss the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recording and plans to found the Nanaimo Jazz Festival.
Originally from Cleveland, Andrew Homzy made a career for himself as a musician, musicologist, band leader, and music instructor after he moved to Montreal as an adult.
Now a resident of Protection Island in the District of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, Homzy has assembled some prime movers in the local jazz scene to work together to found a new jazz festival in his adopted home.
Dave O Rama speaks with Homzy about the Nanaimo jazz scene, cultural politics, the history of jazz, folk music, art music, and his efforts to found a new jazz festival on Vancouver Island.