Guest Blog: Yoga for the Musician

Musicians are dedicated to the craft of creating, performing, and producing music. And because of this, these athletes of sound often endure injuries associated with their wrists and shoulders. By carrying out excessive repetitive motions, musicians can strain their tendons causing tendonitis. This condition is the inflammation or irritation of a tendon (a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle). Tendonitis may also be caused by a minor impact on the affected area or from a sudden more serious injury. It can occur at the base of the thumb, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and Achilles tendon. Often, mild tendonitis will heal itself along with avoiding certain activities that cause the are

Karin Plato - This Could Be The One Concert Review

Left to Right: Chris Gestrin, Karin Plato, Laurence Mollerup, Marcus Mosely, Joe Poole, James Danderfer, and Rod Murray Photo Credit: Vincent Lim What a wonderfully rainy Vancouver Monday morning! I’m sitting at the kitchen table looking out at the buckets of rain coming down on the garden, delighting in my double-sweet London Fog and playing track 10 on Karin’s new CD “This Could Be the One”. I can't stop listening to the album since I got my paws on it Friday night after her sumptuous performance at Pyatt Hall. Every time her voice comes in I get the shivers. Her attack, the technicality of her singing is always reflective of the feeling and story that seems to come from an honest place wi

The Importance of Audience

Jazz – what is it? We just don’t know. However, we do know that getting people to come out to see us perform jazz can be a challenge at best. Even the crème de la crème of the jazz scene can struggle to bring in a crowd. It’s been said that Vancouver punches above it’s weight class regarding the musical offering the scene presents, but, the live music scene in Vancouver, particularly le jazz, still struggles. So, what is there to do about it? I’ve spoken to many music individuals about this phenomenon. Most of these interactions got me opinions that correlated the expensive costs of living in Vancity to the issue, and what exactly that means for the common musician: long hours of work and st

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