Kinship receives The 2019 Julian Award of Excellence!

Thanks to your votes & support, Kinship is the recipient of the 2019 Julian Award of Excellence!

Thank you to the panel at The Jazz Spectrum for including the album in the top five and congratulations to Robert Diack, Chris Monson, Soren Nissen, and Chris Platt on their amazing music!

Special thanks to Serena, Bruce, Kyia, Cris, Margaret, Siobhan, Marco, Greg, The U Mary Music DepartmentOrange Grove Publicity and Slammin Media for helping to spread the word and to all the listeners of The Jazz Spectrum on CJSF 90.1.

As always, thank you to Shirantha Beddage, Jeff McLeod, Mike Downes, Curtis Graham Nowosad, Tom Richards, Michael Haas and Inception Sound for making this album with me.

A final thank you to Peter Prentice and Patrick Julian for their work supporting jazz music in Canada!

Moray Crossing Live Jazz Bistro courtesy of Thom Varey

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Kinship Nominated! - The Julian Award for Excellence

Tremendously excited to announce that Kinship has been nominated as one of five finalists for the 2019 Julian Award for Excellence!!

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The award, presented annually by The Jazz Spectrum radio program on CJSF 90.1, is presented to a debut or sophomore album by a jazz artist containing original music. The final recipient of the award is determined by listener voting, so click on the link above and show your support for Kinship!

The Julian Award for Excellence is named for Patrick Julian, a long-time member of the board of the Coastal Jazz and Blues Society. He has been instrumental in the growth and development of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.

Special thanks to Peter Prentice and The Jazz Spectrum, CJSF 90.1, Patrick Julian, Slammin' Media, Orange Grove Publicity, Believe Distribution, Shirantha, Jeff, Mike, Curtis, and Michael Haas at Inception Sound




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Kinship Launched!

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to hear the music and celebrate the release of Kinship at Jazz Bistro and to everyone who's downloaded or streamed it online!!!

I've been thrilled with the warm reception the album has received in numerous reviews and it's selection for the State of Jazz Playlist on Spotify. 

To Shirantha Beddage, Jeff McLeodMike DownesCurtis Nowosad: You guys are the best! Thanks for putting such heart and artistry into the music both in the studio and on stage!!

Tom Richards, Michael Haas, Anne de Haas, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Bruce Bradley, Ernesto Cervini, Dan Fortin, Monica McKenna, Hector Flores , Sybil Walker, Thom Varey, Ewan Divitt & Divitt Trumpets! Doesn't happen without you all! THANK YOU!

Siobhan Pittman - Thank you for your love & support!

Thanks to the whole The Sterling Hall School family! Your support and enthusiasm is extraordinary and deeply felt!! No better place, no better people!

Thanks to The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings (FACTOR) and Toronto Arts Council for believing in the project!

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Kinship - Worldwide Digital Release August 24, 2018


"They swing hard, they're inventive, they're not pretentious..."


"This is a fine first outing on record for Pittman; I'm interested to see how he develops as a leader and jazz composer. He has great instincts!"

- Lynn Rene Bayley, The Art Music Lounge


Kinship is coming soon!

Digital Pre-sale begins July 13, 2018

Worldwide Digital Release on August 24, 2018

Launch Celebration at Jazz Bistro in Toronto on August 30, 2018




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"This City" by Release Party March 29!

The release party for This City by The Heavyweights Brass Band is on Thursday, March 29! Doors: 6 - Show: 7 @ Lula Lounge!

The whole band is excited to share this new set recorded in the Crescent City featuring amazing guests!

Jackie Richardson and Kevin Breit will be joining us for the release party Street Brass will be opening the show. 


Get Tickets


Pick up advanced tickets and join us on the dance floor on March 29!

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New Recordings!!

A lot of new recordings coming out in 2018!


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Toronto Mambo and Overdubbed are out now and The new Heavyweights album "This City" will be available worldwide on March 9, 2017!

Projects with Tia Brazda, Karrnnel Sawitsky, The Toronto Jazz Orchestra and more are on the way...

And of course I can't forget that "Kinship" will be launching in August!!!


Many thanks to The Toronto Arts Council and FACTOR for their support!

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Introducing Kinship!

Welcome to the "new-look" PITTMANMUSIC.COM!!!

I'm delighted to announce the debut of a new original project called Kinship. This new quintet will be heard for the first time during the 6:30 - 8:30 set Tuesdays at The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar in October. 


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