Knocking Down The Door with Céline Peterson and Roger Wilson
Women in Jazz Media: The Podcasts
The first episode in our new podcast series 'Knocking Down the Door' with partners Céline Peterson and Black Lives in Music, produced and hosted by Ashaine White. Platforming inspirational black women in the Jazz industry. In our first episode, host Ashaine White talks to our partners Céline Peterson and Roger Wilson. Artist Representative and Producer Céline Peterson has presented concerts and given inspiring speeches all over the globe (Canada, The United States, Denmark, Barbados, Switzerland, and South America), and manages some of the most exciting jazz artists on the scene today, including JUNO Award winner Robi Botos, 2018 Ellis Marsalis Piano Competition winner Ben Paterson, and Member to the Order of Canada, Dr. Dave Young. She is a producer of the Kensington Market Jazz Festival, which takes place every September in the heart of downtown Toronto and over the course of 3 days and presents over 400 local artists in 24 venues to 5000+ patrons. This artist-driven and volunteer-fuelled festival is led by singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and Officer of the Order of Canada, Molly Johnson. Céline has also worked extensively with Coalition Canada and their Youth4Music initiative as an Ambassador. Céline has always been a proud ally to the up-and-coming generations of musicians, and along with her work at the Coalition, has done workshops at various schools including Durham College, and The Chicago Academy for the Arts. "Working with Music Makes Us, and specifically as a youth ambassador for the Youth4Music program, Céline has consistently proven to be an articulate, passionate and inspiring leader who motivates others in person and through her writing." - Holly Nimmons • former Executive Director, Music Makes Us, the Coalition for Music Education in Canada. Black Lives in Music addresses the current inequality of opportunity for black people aspiring to be artists or professionals in the Jazz and Classical music industry. Black Lives in Music believes in real equality for Black people to learn musical instruments at grassroots level and to allow them to pursue and realise their musical ambitions. Made up of a number of partners who are all working towards the same goal: to dismantle structural racism in our industry, they aim to support the industry in providing better professional opportunities and achieve equality for Black professionals at all levels and in all areas of the UK Jazz and Classical industry. Representation matters, we need to take action together and create a level playing field for everyone to have an equal chance to succeed. Black Lives in Music stands for equal opportunities – for Black people to be able to work successfully in the UK music industry without being the subject of discrimination. Roger Wilson has many years of experience on both sides of the stage as musician, educator, tour manager and administrator. Conservatoire trained, he has worked extensively in the commercial, jazz and classical sector with a wide range of artists from Lesley Garett and Bryn Terfel to James Brown and Quincey Jones. He has also played in some of London’s most successful music theatre productions. As an instrumental teacher and lecturer, Roger has worked throughout the UK music education sector at all levels. In recent years, he has been dedicated in his support for the professional development of aspiring young jazz musicians.
In this episode Yuri's guest is Roger Wilson, former professional Rugby player with 350 professional games in his career and currently owner of Tackle Smart. With 15 years of experience as a Rugby player, Roger had many ups and downs when it comes to injuries. Throughout his career he was able to overcome many of those injuries with proper rehab and mental toughness. Nowadays he uses those lessons to improve the game of many athletes that are looking to perform better in the field.
Roger Wilson and Chris Pallett draw attention to the business owner, in this weeks episode. They discuss mindset, what makes a good business leader and the importance of forming business connections and how groups like Vistage can play a huge part.
My next guest is a former Ulster, Ireland and Northampton Saints player.His career spanned over 15 years, earning over 350 professional appearances.He recently moved to Texas with his family which is where I caught up with him on zoom.You all know who it is. Roger Wilson.Hope you enjoy it.I spoke to him a few weeks into lockdown.
Roger Wilson has been a resident of Frederick since 1997, when his family purchased a home in the Dearbought Community. In 2007, Roger had the unique opportunity to participate in the Leadership Frederick County (LFC) program, sponsored by the Frederick Chamber of Commerce. The exposure to emerging local issues and a community leadership network inspired Roger to roll up his sleeves and commit to a lifetime of public service.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Concussion was for a long time considered "just part of the game" of American Football. Then a string of tragic cases and the Will Smith movie “Concussion" changed the thinking of the community. Roger Wilson the former Ireland, Ulster and Barbarians player explains to Jarlath how the change is actually slower than you’d think. After his career ended Wilson set up a company aiming to address the root cause of concussions for players - poor tackling technique. Based in the football hotbed of Texas, Roger’s Tackle Smart company works with high-school, college and pros on adjusting their approach to, thinking towards and technique in tackling. In this revealing conversation Roger speaks for the first time about the challenges he has faced from within the footballing establishment, the progress that’s been made and some truly shocking realities of the American approach to contact in the sport (31:00). Jarlath speaks to Roger about his own experiences of concussion within rugby (17:00), how he prepared for retirement when he knew it could be forced upon him at any moment and the nature of toxic masculinity in sport (47:00). Roger opens up about his friendship with Paddy Jackson, his feelings about the outcome of the case and how the game can change and learn from this dark episode. (Patreon Full Length Version Only). To learn more about Tackle Smart and Roger Wilson’s work visit http://tacklesmartsports.com today.Entries are now open for the incredible “Come Home” Competition from Currencyfair.com and Irishman Abroad Podcasts. One lucky listener will win a €30,000 relocation package to help towards the cost of moving back to Ireland. To enter now visit currencyfair.com/comehome today. To access the full back catalogue of 203 Irishman Abroad episodes visit patreon.com/irishmanabroad.You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below.itunes.apple.com/ie/app/an-irishm…d1101165812?mt=8 play.google.com/store/apps/detail…anabroad&hl=en_IE An Irishman Abroad is brought to you by Currency Fair. Currency Fair is the official partner of the podcast. To get great exchange rates and to avoid ridiculous bank and broker charges when transferring money to anywhere in the world go to currencyfair.com. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit www.jigser.com or email the show directly on firstname.lastname@example.org. Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.