Colin James Blues Trio

Living Arts Centre

4141 Living Arts Drive
Mississauga, Ontario

With his recently released 19th album, Miles to Go, Colin James is getting back to the blues. 

Wait a minute, you ask: hasn't Colin James always played the blues? 

Well, yes, but back when he was signed to his first record deal in 1988, his producer--who'd worked with Ray Charles and Derek and the Dominoes--explicitly told him not to play any blues, because the label expected a pop hit. When James later made one of the biggest albums of his career--1993's Colin James and the Little Big Band, released years before the so-called "swing revival"--his label hated it, as did critics and many fans before it went on to go triple platinum in Canada!

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