Tune in to the Musician’s show this Wednesday, May 31, from 6:00-9:00 PM ET for a live interview with jazz composer and pianist Cat Toren. Toren holds a Bachelor of Jazz Studies from Capilano College in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has recorded two full-length albums showcasing original compositions which have been featured various radio programs such as CBC radio’s Hot Air and North By Northwest. She recently was awarded a grant to study at the School for Improvised Music in Brooklyn, New York. At the 2010 Vancouver International Jazz Festival, she was awarded the prestigious Galaxy Rising Star Award with the quintet Pugs and Crows. Her band recently released their album “Human Kind,” in January of 2017. The album is inspired by free form jazz of the 1960’s and a “personal expression of the resurgent civil rights movement that is upon us” (liner notes). Toren and her band have decided to donate 60% of the revenue raised from the album to the American Civil Liberties Union. Tune in to hear Toren’s discussion of her own music and recent projects, and to listen to the music of musicians who have inspired her.