All posts in May 2013

Matt chats with students at Olysztyn Poland High School

Nazywany Frankiem Sinatrą XXI wieku Matt Dusk odwiedził we wtorek uczniów gimnazjum i liceum akademickiego. Nie była to jego pierwsza wizyta w stolicy regionu, bo stąd pochodzi jego życiowa partnerka.

Matt Dusk zdobywa coraz większą popularność w naszym kraju. Muzyk ma na swoim koncie siedem albumów, w tym “Back In Town” nagrany z 58-osobową orkiestrą. Na jego ostatniej płycie “My Funny Valentine: The Chet Baker Songbook” gościnnie wystąpiła m.in. Edyta Górniak.

We wtorek artysta ze swoją partnerką gościł w Olsztynie. Skorzystał z zaproszenia, by spotkać się z uczniami Gimnazjum nr 23 i XII Liceum Ogólnokształcącego przy ul. Bałtyckiej.

Choć jak przyznawał, nigdy nie przemawiał do tak młodej widowni, to szybko udało mu się nawiązać z nią kontakt. Spotkanie od początku przebiegało w wesołej atmosferze. Kiedy na pytanie artysty, czy w ogóle wiedzą, kim jest, młodzi ludzie odpowiedzieli twierdząco, ten uznał, że pewnie kłamią i po prostu nie chcieli mieć lekcji, czym wzbudził salwy śmiechu.

Muzyk opowiedział uczniom o swojej pasji, czyli muzyce, a także wokalnych początkach. – Zacząłem śpiewać, kiedy miałem sześć lat. Wówczas to rodzice zadecydowali za mnie i zaprowadzili mnie do kościelnego chóru. Kiedy już byłem starszy, to muzyka pomagała mi podrywać dziewczyny – śmiał się Kanadyjczyk. Artysta odpowiadał także na pytania. Młodych ludzi interesowało m.in., czy oprócz śpiewania, muzyk potrafi grać na instrumentach. W ramach odpowiedzi Matt zasiadł do pianina i zaśpiewał jeden ze swoich utworów.

 

http://olsztyn.gazeta.pl/olsztyn/1,35189,13956874,Co_za_wizyta__Gwiazda_z_Kanady_w_olsztynskiej_szkole.html#TRLokOlszTxt

 

Matt Dusk Performs on Dzień Dobry – TV – In Poland

Został okrzyknięty jednym z 50 najpiękniejszych ludzi świata. Jego atrybutami są: nienaganne maniery, garnitur, swing i… polska dziewczyna. Matt Dusk, niedoszły absolwent ekonomii i Frank Sinatra XXI wieku, był gościem w studiu Dzień Dobry TVN. Towarzyszyła mu partnerka – Julita Borko.

http://dziendobry.tvn.pl/wideo,2064,n/matt-dusk-o-wspolpracy-z-edyta-gorniak,87704.html

Jazztimes.com review of MY FUNNY VALENTINE

05/20/13

Matt Dusk
My Funny Valentine: The Chet Baker Songbook
E1 Music

By Christopher Loudon

 http://jazztimes.com/articles/87245-my-funny-valentine-the-chet-baker-songbook-matt-dusk

Vocal tributes to Chet Baker have, of late, become a mini-industry. While the vast majority of interpreters have gotten it wrong, confusing Baker’s personal pathos with his music, crooner Matt Dusk succeeds by resisting the temptation to don a misrepresentative mask of tragedy. Instead, he opts to simply be himself. My Funny Valentine could just as easily be a tribute to Sinatra, with whom several selections, including “Angel Eyes” and “All the Way,” are more closely associated.

Across 12 tracks, Dusk alternates between swingin’ loose and light, à la Sinatra’s early Capitol days, and making more grandiose musical statements, as the Chairman was wont to do during his later Reprise years. The arrangements, variously crafted by Shelly Berger, Rick Wilkins and Ryan Ahlwardt, add additional distance, recalling the vibrant Nelson Riddle and Billy May charts that were essential to Sinatra’s midcareer rebound.

Still, Baker’s presence is occasionally felt, the haunted beauty of his horn playing evident on three tracks skillfully embellished by Arturo Sandoval, including a deliciously sultry “Let’s Get Lost,” and on a fragile “Someone to Watch Over Me” gently propelled by Guido Basso. Conversely, Ahlwardt’s attempt to echo Baker’s vocal etherealness while backing Dusk on the closing “I Fall in Love Too Easily” proves misguided, sounding instead like an over-stylized Art Garfunkel.

Matt Dusk named “most beautiful” by Hello Magazine

Hello Canada magazine profiles Canada's 50 Most Beautiful Stars for May 27, 2013 edition, featuring Avril Lavigne on the cover.

Hello Canada magazine profiles Canada’s 50 Most Beautiful Stars for May 27, 2013 edition, featuring Avril Lavigne on the cover.

By: Living Reporter, Published on Thu May 09 2013

So what if People magazine anointed Gwyneth Paltrow as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2013? We have Avril Lavigne.

Hello! Canada published its annual list of this country’s 50 most beautiful people on Thursday, May 9, and chose Lavigne for the top spot: cover girl. Editor-in-chief Alison Eastwood explained that the singer from Napanee, Ont., was picked for her professional and personal hotness — a recent new single and a fiancé, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger — as well as her good looks.

“She’s gorgeous,” says Eastwood. “I’m most excited that she’s wearing an outfit that isn’t black on the cover.”

Some of the 50 names — Shania Twain, Rachel McAdams, Michael Bublé — are repeats from previous lists. “Definite perennial favourites are the two Ryans,” says the editor: Gosling and Reynolds, that is.

Fresh faces this year include actors Stephen Amell (Arrow), Adam Korson (Seed) and Kandyse McClure (Hemlock Grove), and singer Victoria Duffield.

“We look not just for celebrities genetically blessed, but ones who are also really hot in 2013,” says Eastwood with a laugh. “It’s not entirely scientific.”

Beauty is in the eye of 30 panellists who argue their choices. “We take over a boardroom and paper the walls and table with headshots, like a model agency casting call,” she explains.

Besides Hollywood types, the list includes CBC anchor Amanda Lang, chef Cory Vitiello, ballet dancer Sonia Rodriguez and two athletes: tennis player Milos Raonic and hockey’s Sidney Crosby.

But no politicians. Justin Trudeau’s name did come up, Eastwood says, but there were scheduling problems.

Maybe next year.

The list

Here are Hello! Canada’s 50 most beautiful people, listed alphabetically along with their primary occupations and hometowns:

Stephen Amell, actor, Toronto

Will Arnett, actor, Toronto

Justin Bieber, singer, Stratford, Ont.

Jean-Luc Bilodeau, actor, Vancouver

Dean Brody, singer, Jaffray, B.C.

Michael Bublé, singer, Burnaby, B.C.

Sidney Crosby, hockey player, Cole Harbour, N.S.

Antonio Cupo, actor, Vancouver

Victoria Duffield, singer, Abbotsford, B.C.

Matt Dusk, singer, Toronto

Nathan Fillion, actor, Edmonton

Mitsou Gélinas, radio host, Montreal

Ryan Gosling, actor, Cornwall, Ont.

Pascale Hutton, actress, Creston, B.C.

Carly Rae Jepsen, singer, Mission, B.C.

Sean Jones, singer, Toronto

Tanya Kim, TV host, Sault Ste. Marie

Adam Korson, actor, Thornhill

Kristin Kreuk, actress, Vancouver

Amanda Lang, TV host, Ottawa

Avril Lavigne, singer, Napanee, Ont.

Dan Levy, TV host, Toronto

Raine Maida, singer, Toronto

Rachel McAdams, actress, St. Thomas, Ont.

Kandyse McClure, actress, Vancouver

Tracy Moore, TV host, Richmond Hill

Ashley Diana Morris, model, Toronto

Alanis Morissette, singer, Ottawa

Enuka Okuma, actress, Vancouver

Ellen Page, actress, Halifax

Jessica Paré, actress, Montreal

Jason Priestley, actor, Vancouver

Milos Raonic, tennis player, Thornhill

Lisa Ray, TV host, Toronto

Ryan Reynolds, actor, Vancouver

Ed Robertson, singer, Toronto

Sonia Rodriguez, dancer, Toronto

Anna Silk, actress, Fredericton, N.B.

Hannah Simone, actress, Calgary

Cobie Smulders, actress, Vancouver

Scott Speedman, actor, Toronto

Jessica Stam, model, Kincardine, Ont.

George Stroumboulopoulos, TV host, Toronto

David Sutcliffe, actor, Saskatoon

Shania Twain, singer, Timmins, Ont.

Emily VanCamp, actress, Port Perry, Ont.

Cory Vitiello, chef, Brantford, Ont.

Roz Weston, TV reporter, Acton, Ont.

Ellen Wong, actress, Toronto

Kevin Zegers, actor, Woodstock, Ont.