The hottest Canadian music export isn't indie rockers, it's jazz musicians. First there was Diana Krall, then Michael Bublé and Matt Dusk, and now Michael Kaeshammer has come along.
The German-born pianist's latest could easily be the next big jazz record. It's full of notable covers like St. James Infirmary and Nina Simone's If You Knew and memorable originals like the rollicking swing number Cinnamon Son.
Of course, this isn't for people who like their jazz innovative. This is safe -- perfect for weddings or background dinner music. At least Kaeshammer writes some of his own tunes, which is more than Bublé can say. Michael Kaeshammer plays First Canadian Place November 21.