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The Heather on the Air

Heather Bambrick

If you’re a fan of John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey’s Radio Deluxe and Judy Carmichael’s Jazz Inspired, then there’s another wonderfully eclectic program featuring a multitalented jazz vocalist that you need to add to your regular radio schedule. It is called simply Sunday Afternoon Jazz, hosted by Newfoundland-born chanteuse Heather Bambrick, airing Sundays from noon to four (EST) on Toronto-based JAZZ-FM (and globally accessible online at

Blessed with a bubbly personality comprised of equal parts sunshine and sass, the on-air Bambrick is as quick-witted as she is charming. But she is no lightweight. Her knowledge of jazz is as intense as her respect for its practitioners. The focus of her show is primarily, though not exclusively, vocalists. Her all-embracing playlist will, on any given Sunday, extend from Ella and Sarah to Robin McKelle and Raul Midón, with plenty of elbowroom for the occasional Metheny, Mehldau or Motian track.

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