Interview

An Interview with the Melbourne Ska Orchestra

By Scott Jones

On July 11th, the Melbourne Ska Orchestra made its way to the TD Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto, and I had the opportunity to chat with vocalist Pat Powell about his views on the many genres of music Toronto has to offer, a broad history on the evolution of ska and reggae music, as well as what it takes for a 30-piece group to stay together.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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