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Oh, Canada! Jazz From The True North

Canada's finest export to the world is hockey. If anyone knows of a swingin' jazz version of the Hockey Night In Canada theme, we'd love to hear it. Aside from icy sports, Canada has also exported music by many notable jazz artists, including Oscar Peterson, Diana Krall, Jane Bunnett, Paul Bley, Ingrid Jensen and D.D. Jackson, to name a few.

Canadians also support jazz through a number of jazz festivals, including the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (one of the world's largest jazz festivals) as well as events in Toronto, Vancouver, Rimouski, Winnipeg, Victoria and more.

This week's Take Five skips from the provinces of Quebec and Ottawa over to British Columbia, featuring a jazz legend, a world-famous vocalist/pianist and a few Canadian musicians who are gaining wider recognition outside their home country. Listen to five songs below.

Copyright 2009 90.5 WESA

Shaunna Morrison Machosky