The Hands of Orlac; Halloween at the Winspear Centre

When you consider a Winspear event, many think of a form of performance that’s passed its era. Although that may be the case, it’s not a genre that’s being ignored. Dennis James is not just an organist, he’s a historical music preservationist bringing the cultural and artists experience from a hundred years ago to the modern-day. Continue reading The Hands of Orlac; Halloween at the Winspear Centre

Dennis James; Organist and Historial Preservationist

Shifting to the pipe organ at the age of 12 has since been a consistent part of his life. This change from accordion to the organ was overall a benefit to both James’s career and his audience. Looking back, he admits that he probably wouldn’t have stayed with music and instead pursued another interest namely oil painting. Instead of Dennis James the oil painter, he is currently known internationally as a professional organist and a historic preservationist. Continue reading Dennis James; Organist and Historial Preservationist

Post Modern Jukebox at Edmonton’s Winspear

From those leaning forward in the seats enthralled by the vocals of some of PMJ’s finest, to the couples swing dancing in the aisles to the versatile instruments. This performance had a captured audience. Watching the Post Modern Jukebox ensemble perform felt like you were the only person in the auditorium.  Continue reading Post Modern Jukebox at Edmonton’s Winspear