What is The Windsor Zene?

Posted: January 23, 2011 by Windsor Zene in Live Performances, Previews
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Welcome to The Windsor Zene’s online blog.

What is “The Windsor Zene”, you ask? And why does it sound like blatant rip-off of “The Windsor Scene”?

Well, let’s tackle that first question. “The Windsor Zene” is a new monthly zine dedicated to the education and promotion of musicians in Windsor, Ontario’s independent and underground music community, as well as promoting these artists to the community at large (and beyond). It appears in a physical format (the actual zine) as well as Twitter and on Facebook.

To answer the second question, it’s because the founders of “The Windsor Zene” have close ties to “The Windsor Scene” as well. “The Windsor Zene” is a new zine created by Jamie Greer (The Windsor Scene, WAMM Magazine, Upfront, CJAM, long time scene musician) and Murad Erzinclioglu (FAM Festival, CJAM, Rose City Sessions, scene musician) to help spread further knowledge of Windsor’s diversely talented musical community, amongst themselves and to other community ears looking to experience home grown musical talent.

JAMIE GREER founded “The Windsor Scene” as an online directory of local music back in 1999. Since it’s inception, it has grown from a directory to an online magazine (2001), to a successful program on CJAM 99.1 FM (2004), to some of the most read pieces in magazines like Upfront (2004-2007) and WAMM (2007-2009). He is also a long standing member of Windsor’s independent music scene, serving time in such bands as The Golden Hands Before God…, The Vaudevillianaires, The Hung Jury, The Eric Welton Band, Magic Hall of Mirrors, Trailer Park Sex Cowboys, TOAST, and Star Trek: The Band.

MURAD ERZINCLINGLU is co-founder of Harvesting The FAM, Windsor’s inter-arts festival that has run annually in Windsor since 2007. A former writer of “The Windsor Scene” during it’s last run in WAMM Magazine (2009-2010), Murad is also the Music Director for CJAM 99.1 FM. He also performs solo under the moniker (WH)Y.M.E.(??) and is a member of the bands Surdaster and Star Trek: The Band.

We hope to bring you the latest news on who’s playing where and when and introduce you to new musical experiences right here in Windsor, Ontario, whether it be from new, up and coming musical acts homegrown right here in “South Detroit”, or old veterans of the local music scene. We’ll let you know a little about some great out of town acts coming through the Rose City and review CDs from local artists as well.

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