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Garvia Bailey

About Garvia Bailey:

Garvia Bailey moved from the world of independent video production into the world of radio because she wanted to hear voices like her own: the voices of young, socially, culturally and politically active women of colour. Five years ago, without any prior radio experience she pitched a story to CBC Radio's personal documentary program Outfront. She had the chance to tell her story and has been helping others tell their stories at the CBC ever since, honing her skill both as a producer and as an on air personality.

Over the past few years her path has veered towards the cultural end of storytelling, covering the vibrant arts and music scene for both CBC Radio and TV. Garvia sees her role as host of Big City, Small World as the perfect way to continue in her passion for uncovering emerging talent and telling the stories of Toronto artists that are flying under the big media radar. Garvia lives in Toronto.

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About The Trane Studio:

The Trane Studio  was founded  in March  2003 by Frank Francis, officially opening its doors in the fall of the same year. During its nine-year history, the venue actively  supported and sponsored  many  causes from local to international charities and festivals and a number of events that became signature  to the venue.

The Trane Studio adopted its name as a result of Francis's admiration  for John Coltrane, the legendary artist, musician and great humanist.

10th Anniversary Celebration of The Trane Studio


Regular: $19 (taxes included)
Saturday, February 2
Brigantine Room
Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

The Trane Studio, named after legendary saxophonist John Coltrane, would have turned 10 in February.  The venue was the first African-Canadian-owned jazz venue in Toronto for generations, owned and managed by writer, director and programmer Frank Francis.

The 10th anniversary celebration features an all-star lineup of award-winning local and international acts who have supported The Trane Studio over the years: Alexander Brown, Waleed Abdulhamid, Ernest Dawkins, Ursula Rucker, and others.

Host: Garvia Bailey, host of Big City, Small World, Saturdays at 5pm on CBC Radio One 99.1 FM.

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