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About Us

Q is Canada's liveliest arts, culture and entertainment magazine. It's a smart and surprising tour through personalities and cultural issues that matter to Canadians.

Hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, with his trademark wit and spontaneity, Q covers pop culture and high arts alike with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends. From The Kids in the Hall Reunion to an intimate in-house concert by Martha Wainwright; Salman Rushdie on pop culture; CNN operas; to the branding of politicians… Q brings you big names, big ideas, and those paving the way in Canada's cultural community.

Q is your cultural intervention!

About The Host

Jian Ghomeshi has been the host of Q since its inception in 2007. He has also been host of, or contributor to, a variety of other CBC radio and TV programs including The National Playlist, Sounds Like Canada, 50 Tracks, Zed, The End, and The Hour. He spent three years as the host of the Gemini Award-winning CBC Television program, Play.

Jian has conducted feature interviews with an array of Canadian and international guests on Q. Among them are artists, politicians, celebrities, and cultural figures, including Woody Allen, Ornette Coleman, Shirley MacLaine, David Cronenberg, Phil Collins, Marjane Satrapi, Salman Rushdie, Chick Corea, Sarah Polley, Naomi Klein, Paul Anka, and William Shatner.

Before coming to Q, Jian worked with many arts groups including the National Ballet, the COC and the Radio Starmaker Fund, and he is a former member of the Board of Governors at the Stratford Theatre Festival.

Jian is also a writer whose editorials and opinion pieces have been published in The Washington Post, the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and The International Herald Tribune. He is currently a weekly columnist for the National Post.

As a singer, songwriter, and musician, Jian was a member of multi-platinum selling folk-rock group, Moxy Früvous. He toured internationally during the 1990s and shared stages with a variety of artists including Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Ani Difranco and Elvis Costello. Jian continues to write and produce music through his company, Wonderboy Entertainment, and manages the career of rising international star, LIGHTS, whom he has managed since 2001.

Born in London, of Iranian descent, Jian lives in Toronto, where he enjoys supporting a losing hockey team and eating pistachios.

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