On the Rhythm Changes Podcast, Cory Weeds joins us for the first time. He is a saxophonist, the founder of Cellar Music Group, and the president of the Fraser MacPherson Jazz Fund.
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Cory is known in Vancouver for owning the Cellar from 2000 to 2014, booking Frankie’s Jazz Club, and hosting Condition Blue on bside radio Wednesdays from noon to 2pm.
His most recent album as a leader is Just Coolin’, released this past winter.
Previously on Rhythm Changes
In Artist Earnings, I wrote about an interaction Cory had with an audience member who decided not to buy a CD.
Album art: Just Coolin' by Cory Weeds
After recording this episode, Cory and I decided to start a new podcast together, Jazz Office Hours. It's coming soon. It'll be a show for all kinds of participants in jazz to have their questions heard, learn from our mistakes already made, and solve challenges they face. Tap that link to learn more.
- Cory hosts a show called Condition Blue on bside radio (and streamed on Twitch) Wednesdays from noon to 2pm Pacific Time. He spins music from his collection
- On John Lee's first album, The Artist, Cory plays tenor saxophone
- Cory agrees with Maria Schneider's whales
- The first time I went to Cory Weeds' Cellar Jazz Club was in August 2010: the release concert for Cory's album that year, The Many Deeds of Cory Weeds
- Steve Kaldestad's Live at Frankie's Jazz Club album crushed Cory's strings album in terms of sales