Each year, Folk Music Ontario (FMO) honours the work of an individual or group that has made significant contributions to Ontario’s folk music community. The award is named after Estelle Klein, a long-time advocate of Canadian Folk music and one of the early founders of the Folk festival scene in this country. This year’s Estelle Klein Award recipient is Harvey Glatt.
Harvey is an award-winning Canadian music promoter, manager, broadcaster, record and instrument retailer and record label owner. He has been a supporter of music in the Ottawa area for since the early 1950s. Harvey founded The Treble Clef, a record store that grew into a 15-store chain, Bass Clef Productions (large concert promotion ), Treble Clef Distribution (music distribution) and Bytown Music Publishing (music publishing), and started Ottawa’s CHEZ-FM. He later sold his radio interests to Rogers Media, serving as a board member and director of Canadian music development there. Harvey was inducted into the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2007.
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