TORONTO – January 31, 2012 – CMW is pleased to welcome guitar legend Jeff Beck in an exclusive one-on-one celebrity interview at Slacker Canadian Music Week on Friday, March 23 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Delegates will have a chance to look into the career of a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer as Beck shares his memoirs and reflects on his longevity in the music business.  On Thursday, March 22, the evening before his appearance, Beck will be taking the stage for a show-stopping performance open to the general public at The Phoenix Concert Theatre.

A groundbreaking artist, Jeff Beck’s inimitable combination of primal shredding and cool perfectionism has left an indelible mark on everything from hard rock and jazz fusion to rockabilly and techno in a remarkable career that has spanned almost half a century.  His talents are infamous with such acts as The Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton), The Jeff Beck Group (with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood), and Beck, Bogert and Appice (with Tim Bogert and Carmine Appice).

 

An eight-time Grammy Award winner, Beck’s live shows and virtuoso solos are legendary, while his playing style continues to reflect the diversity that is his trademark.  His last studio album Emotion & Commotion, released in April 2010, received two Grammys – one for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for “Hammerhead” and one for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for “Nessun Dorma” – marking only the second time an artist has won in both of these categories in the same year. Beck’s newest offering, Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Honoring Les Paul, has been nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award in the category of Best Rock Album.

 

2011 saw Beck receive two honorary degrees from British universities – the first an Honorary Fellow from the University of the Arts of London in recognition of his “outstanding contribution to the field of Music” and the second a Doctor of Music from the University of Sussex.

 

To participate in this exceptional opportunity, visit www.cmw.net to register as a delegate or purchase a limited ticket to this individual event.

 

About Slacker Canadian Music Week

Celebrating 30 years, Canadian Music Week is Canada’s leading annual entertainment event dedicated to the expression and growth of the country’s music, media and entertainment industries.  Combining four information-intensive conferences; a trade exposition; a film festival; a comedy festival; four awards shows and the nation’s largest New Music Festival – Canadian Music Fest – CMW spans a five-day period from March 21 to March 25, 2012 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel and over 60 various downtown Toronto venues, attracting participants from across the globe.  For more information, visit www.cmw.net.

 

For media information and to arrange interviews, please contact:
Planet3 Communications Ltd. • Jennyfer Sanchez/Joanne Smale
T: 647.346.4101 E: info@planet3com.net

 

Bessie Bullard – Communications Director
T: 905.858.4747 E: bessie@cmw.net