Jocelyn Gould: "Jazz is a language – if you don’t hear it, you can’t speak it"

Jocelyn Gould
(Image credit: Anna Yatskevich)

“For artists there are these moments of serendipity,” says Jocelyn Gould, whose smile implies both wonder and gratitude. “You can’t explain them, but they change everything.” 

For this rising Canadian guitarist such a moment came in June, when her debut album, Elegant Traveler, scooped the trophy for Jazz Album of the Year at the Juno Awards, Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys.  

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Grant Moon

Grant Moon is the News Editor for Prog magazine and has been a contributor to the magazine since its launch in 2009. A music journalist for over 20 years, Grant writes regularly for titles including Classic Rock and Total Guitar, and his CV also includes stints as a radio producer/presenter and podcast host. His first book, Big Big Train - Between The Lines, is out now through Kingmaker Publishing.