What: Modern Jazz
Where: Halifax, NS
While Canada’s East Coast is perhaps best known for exporting artists of the fiddle and folk variety, Halifax’s The Blue Lane is definitive proof that jazz is alive and well in the region. Rather than conforming to the traditional notion of jazz, The Blue Lane intertwines its songs with a unique amalgam of rockabilly, blues, indie, and pop music, resulting in a sound that is both forward-thinking and refreshing.
The group released its first full-length, double concept album Blue Land in June 2018, which subsequently went on to receive a nomination for Music Nova Scotia’s 2018 Jazz Recording of the Year Award. With an innovative sound leading the charge, expect to hear more from The Blue Lane in the future.