Bent River Records Artist Spotlight – November 2023

The Fall 2023 Bent River Records Artist Spotlight is back and takes place on the 30th of November, 2023 at the Yardbird Suite, 11 Tommy Banks Way NW, Edmonton, AB. Doors open at 7:00pm, and showtime is at 7:30pm.

The evening’s lineup features two Montréal-based artists: trumpeter and organist, Kevin Dean, and jazz pianist, Jean-Michel Pilc, who are releasing a new album of duets with Bent River Records. Bent River Records merchandise and other previously released works from Bent River Records will also be available for purchase. Entry to this event is by donation to MacEwan’s Students First Campaign. A QR code with the link to donate will be available at the event. No RSVP or ticket purchase is necessary.

Bent River Records is an innovative and artist-focused record label based out of MacEwan University in Edmonton that inspires community and student engagement. It was conceived and designed with the dual purpose of providing a support network for recording artists while providing an important and rare educational and research platform for students to obtain hands-on experience in the music industry.

Click here for the Yardbird Suite event page.


2021 Bent River Records Artist Spotlight Series on CJSR 88.5

Did you miss our 2021 Artist Spotlight Series on CJSR 88.5? Fret not! You can now listen to the episodes on Soundcloud. Thank you to Mark Rodgers, host of Soul of the City, and to the Bent River Records interns who co-hosted the shows.

Listen Now:

Bent River Records ran our annual Spotlight Event again this year, albeit in a slightly different format! Normally the Spotlight event is an in-person event celebrating the new album releases of the artists on the Bent River Records label.

Last year’s event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the 2021 Spotlight took place as a two-part radio event on CJSR 88.5FM.

Bent River Records interns are guest hosts on the two episodes (in 4 parts on this playlist).

Aired April 15th & 20th on CJSR 88.5
Soul of the City, hosted by Mark Rodgers
Guest hosts: Nick Adkisson, William Conway, and Jacob Toop