THE TEAM

DANI ELWELL

Dani Elwell has worked as a Host and an award winning Programmer at various radio stations and networks in North America since 1985.  She was recently Vice President, Creative and a host at JAZZ.FM91 in Toronto.  Her program NIGHTLAB aired Sunday evenings at 10pm EST.  She also co-hosted a new releases show called First Listen The Program.  In the Winter and Spring of 2018, Elwell taught Radiolab at Humber College and can be heard on various web, tv and radio commercials including McCafe across Canada.  For a full resume, you can always visit danielwell.com

You can reach Dani at dani@jazzcast.ca

GARVIA BAILEY

I’ve been an arts journalist, broadcaster and sharer (is that a word?) of stories for over 20 years. My first major gig was with the CBC, doing most everything; hosting, producing, writing, doing a little tv and a whole lot of radio. I spent an action packed decade there and the bulk of that time was spent hosting my own arts and culture show. My last gig was waking with the sun as morning show host at JazzFM. My dog, my daughter and my partner are happy that I am no longer banging around the house at 4:30am. I’m looking forward to sharing the music that I love and the stories that inspire meaningful human connection as a part of this stellar team. garviabailey.com

You can reach Garvia at garvia@jazzcast.ca

HEATHER BAMBRICK

Heather Bambrick is a JUNO-nominated vocalist who’s worked with some of the world’s most renown Jazz artists, as well as several symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles. She is a three-time ECMA nominee for Jazz Recording of the Year, and has been named “Vocalist of the Year” at the National Jazz Awards. She’s also one of Canada’s busiest voice actors in commercial campaigns and several Emmy-nominated animation series, including Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Hotel Transylvania: The Series. For more than 17 years, Heather was an announcer at JAZZ.FM91 in Toronto, hosting “Sing, Sing, Sing”, “Wake Up with Heather Bambrick”, “Sunday Afternoon Jazz”, and “Jazzology”.

And now … she’s with JazzCast!

For more information and full bio, visit Heather at www.heatherbambrick.ca

You can reach Heather at heather@jazzcast.ca

WALTER VENAFRO

I love to cook. Listen to live music. Go hiking with my Australian Cattle Dog, Jazz. Golfing and spending copious amounts of time in my studio working on or discovering new music. My broadcasting journey began in the 80’s with stops at 790,1390, 102.1, 103.5 and 91.1. Currently the Mid-Day host at Toronto’s 106.5 elmntfm.

Twice nominated for a National Jazz Award: Broadcaster of the Year.

Add to that 30 plus years of voicing national TV and Radio commercials. Some of them, even won awards.

You can reach Walter at walter@jazzcast.ca

CHRIS BUTCHER

New Orleans-based musician and educator Chris Butcher (Heavyweights Brass Band, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra) will host a weekly music show called Chris Butcher in the Crescent City. Through his own recording space, Chris also looks forward to bringing us live performances from NOLA’s own musicians, as well as those touring through this musical hub and the birthplace of Jazz.

RICH BROWN

Composer, educator and Juno nominated musician Rich Brown will do a weekly show called New Origins.  Rich has an intense thirst for all that is happening in Jazz and is looking forward to sharing those discoveries with his listeners.  

BRENDAN CANNING

Brendan is a founding member of Broken Social Scene and a huge music – and Jazz – fan with an extensive collection of sounds to share.  Brendan will do a weekly two-hour music-based show for JAZZCAST, showcasing his eclectic taste and unique musical vision.

DUCHESS

We’re happy to share that Harmony & Hijinks from DUCHESS (Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou) will be a part of Jazzcast!

The NYC based vocal trio explore and celebrate harmony, both in and outside of the world of music.

When they started singing together they discovered that humour, collaboration, and (yes) imperfection were essential ingredients for their signature sound. So, they set out to explore how creative people from all walks of life use those same ingredients to find joy and success in their chosen field.

Guests include Kate McGarry, Kat Edmonson, Jessica Molaskey, Emilie-Claire Barlow, & more.

COCO JAZZ

From Montreal, we’re proud to share that Coco Jazz is joining the Jazzcast line up!

Colette will do a weekly 2 hour show in French and English gorgeousness and share terrific jazz from her corner and around the world.

Welcome to the family Coco Jazz! More details soon!

DANI ELWELL

Dani Elwell has worked as a Host and an award winning Programmer at various radio stations and networks in North America since 1985.  She was recently Vice President, Creative and a host at JAZZ.FM91 in Toronto.  Her program NIGHTLAB aired Sunday evenings at 10pm EST.  She also co-hosted a new releases show called First Listen The Program.  In the Winter and Spring of 2018, Elwell taught Radiolab at Humber College and can be heard on various web, tv and radio commercials including McCafe across Canada.  For a full resume, you can always visit danielwell.com

You can reach Dani at dani@jazzcast.ca

GARVIA BAILEY

I’ve been an arts journalist, broadcaster and sharer (is that a word?) of stories for over 20 years. My first major gig was with the CBC, doing most everything; hosting, producing, writing, doing a little tv and a whole lot of radio. I spent an action packed decade there and the bulk of that time was spent hosting my own arts and culture show. My last gig was waking with the sun as morning show host at JazzFM. My dog, my daughter and my partner are happy that I am no longer banging around the house at 4:30am. I’m looking forward to sharing the music that I love and the stories that inspire meaningful human connection as a part of this stellar team. garviabailey.com

You can reach Garvia at garvia@jazzcast.ca

HEATHER BAMBRICK

Heather Bambrick is a JUNO-nominated vocalist who’s worked with some of the world’s most renown Jazz artists, as well as several symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles. She is a three-time ECMA nominee for Jazz Recording of the Year, and has been named “Vocalist of the Year” at the National Jazz Awards. She’s also one of Canada’s busiest voice actors in commercial campaigns and several Emmy-nominated animation series, including Wild Kratts, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Hotel Transylvania: The Series. For more than 17 years, Heather was an announcer at JAZZ.FM91 in Toronto, hosting “Sing, Sing, Sing”, “Wake Up with Heather Bambrick”, “Sunday Afternoon Jazz”, and “Jazzology”.

And now … she’s with JazzCast!

For more information and full bio, visit Heather at www.heatherbambrick.ca

You can reach Heather at heather@jazzcast.ca

WALTER VENAFRO

I love to cook. Listen to live music. Go hiking with my Australian Cattle Dog, Jazz. Golfing and spending copious amounts of time in my studio working on or discovering new music. My broadcasting journey began in the 80’s with stops at 790,1390, 102.1, 103.5 and 91.1. Currently the Mid-Day host at Toronto’s 106.5 elmntfm.

Twice nominated for a National Jazz Award: Broadcaster of the Year.

Add to that 30 plus years of voicing national TV and Radio commercials. Some of them, even won awards.

You can reach Walter at walter@jazzcast.ca

CHRIS BUTCHER

New Orleans-based musician and educator Chris Butcher (Heavyweights Brass Band, New Orleans Jazz Orchestra) will host a weekly music show called Chris Butcher in the Crescent City.
Through his own recording space, Chris also looks forward to bringing us live performances from NOLA’s own musicians, as well as those touring through this musical hub and the birthplace of Jazz.

RICH BROWN

Composer, educator and Juno nominated musician Rich Brown will do a weekly show called New Origins.  Rich has an intense thirst for all that is happening in Jazz and is looking forward to sharing those discoveries with his listeners.

BRENDAN CANNING

Brendan is a founding member of Broken Social Scene and a huge music – and Jazz – fan with an extensive collection of sounds to share.  Brendan will do a weekly two-hour music-based show for JAZZCAST, showcasing his eclectic taste and unique musical vision.

DUCHESS

We’re happy to share that Harmony & Hijinks from DUCHESS (Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner and Melissa Stylianou) will be a part of Jazzcast!

The NYC based vocal trio explore and celebrate harmony, both in and outside of the world of music.

When they started singing together they discovered that humour, collaboration, and (yes) imperfection were essential ingredients for their signature sound. So, they set out to explore how creative people from all walks of life use those same ingredients to find joy and success in their chosen field.

Guests include Kate McGarry, Kat Edmonson, Jessica Molaskey, Emilie-Claire Barlow, & more.

COCO JAZZ

From Montreal, we’re proud to share that Coco Jazz is joining the Jazzcast line up!

Colette will do a weekly 2 hour show in French and English gorgeousness and share terrific jazz from her corner and around the world.

Welcome to the family Coco Jazz! More details soon!