June 5th, just days after the CD launch, I woke up bright and early to appear on CBC's GO! This was GO's final live show and they decided to go out with style, dedicating the hour the craft of the jazz singer. Well, the craft of the Crooner to be exact. I think we can all agree there is a distinction. Frank was definitely a crooner extraordinaire but I wouldn't place Jon Hendricks in the category. Yet, they both deserve a place in the jazz singer hall of fame.
The pashmina-voiced Matt Dusk was brought on board that morning to choose Canada's Next Top Crooner. Although I wouldn't normally call myself a crooner, I was honoured to be asked to be part of the show. I was the representing the estrogen faction as I joined Ori Dagan and Raoul Bhaneja in the friendly competition. We all had wonderful fun singing for the live audience with the kick ass house band and answering crazy quizzes. (Who knew The Godfather was so integral to the world of jazz?)
If you missed the show click on over to CBC.ca/GO where you can hear the whole program!
Or if you are like Harry and like to read the last page of the novel first, watch the clip below to see who won the title of Canada's Next Top Crooner!