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Past events

The Night Life at Zola's

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 6:30 p.m.
No cover. Reservations recommended.

  • Bruce Baker – saxophones
  • David Hassin - piano

The Night Life plays a mix of recent music from Sting, Adele, Norah Jones, and many other artists from the late 70’s till present day along with old Jazz standards like “Blue Bossa” and “Autumn Leaves”. We provide an “easy listening / smooth jazz” ambient music which does not get in the way of conversation, yet provides live and vibrant experience for the audience. We would like our listeners both young and old to be able recognize the songs we play.

Bruce has been playing professionally since 1974 in a variety of groups and is currently involved with a number of acts in and around the Ottawa area including; The Mick Armitage Band, The FunKtion, Jazzitup and The HeartBeats. Bruce also teaches saxophone and is an arranger and band manager for the Stittsville Community Dance Band.

David has been playing Jazz piano professionally for many years including gigs at Brookstreet Hotel Options bar as part of a duo / trio with a singer (Sylvia Larrass) / bass player (Kenny Kanwisher) as well as in a piano / guitar duo format.

Zola's Italian Restaurant and Eatery
2194 Robertson Rd. (Bell's Corners)


David Glover and Tim Bedner at Festival Japan

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 7 to 10 p.m.
No cover. Reservations recommended.

  • David Glover - saxophones
  • Tim Bedner - 7-string guitar

Jazz standards and not-so-standards by Gerry Mulligan, Paul Desmond, Charlie Parker and others.

Previous events in this series have sold out. Reservations are recommended.

Come for dinner or drinks at one of Ottawa's oldest Japanese restaurants.

Festival Japan
149 Kent St. at Albert


Nuf Said at Brookstreet Hotel Options Jazz Lounge

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 8 p.m. to midnight
No cover. No reservations required.
Age of majority (19+) required after 9 p.m.

  • Ioana Vintu - vocals
  • Teriver Cheung - guitar
  • Andrew Gould - flute, alto saxophone
  • Rie Tsuji - piano, keyboards
  • Justin Stanton - trumpet, keyboards
  • Rozhan Razman - bass
  • Avishai Rozen - drums, percussion

Co-lead by guitarist Teriver Cheung and vocalist Ioana Vintu, the seven-piece band 'Nuf Said has been performing and entertaining audiences in New York City and throughout the world. Drawing from the diverse background of each of the bands members (all of whom met and performed together on various freelance gigs in NYC), 'Nuf Said has developed a unique sound with influences ranging from Funk, Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop, R&B and more.

'Nuf Said can be heard playing frequently in some of the coolest venues in NYC as well as on Funk Republic Online Radio and on tour in various venues around the world. 'Nuf Said is planning on releasing its debut album entitled My Kind.

Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel
525 Legget Drive


Véronique Turcotte and René Gely Duo at the Wakefield Mill Inn

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 7 to 10 p.m.
No cover. Reservations not needed.

  • Véronique Turcotte - violin, vocals
  • René Gely - guitar

Véronique shares her musical activities between teaching and performing. She shares her passion between violin and vocals and works with many musicians in the region.

Come visit the picturesque Wakefield Mill, which is by the lively La Pêche river.

Wakefield Mill Inn (Le Mouin)
60 Mill Road
La Pêche, Quebec
819-459-1838 or toll-free 888-567-1838


The Be Bop Duo at the Hanoi Pho

Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 6 to 9 p.m.
No cover, but pay what you can donations encouraged
Reservations recommended: 613-590-1000

  • Bernard Stepien - tenor saxophone
  • Nathan Corr - guitar

Bernard writes: "The Unsuspecting Vietnamese Food Connoisseurs are slowly being turned into full Jazz Aficionados. After I had explained that we are playing Jazz, a music that is now about 100 years old, they heavily applauded on our rendition of the ballad 'Lover Man'. Last month's gig was well attended mostly by families with kids or even Generation Y teenagers. Some of the kids and teenagers even came around the band stand to inspect Nathan's impressive collection of pedals while others were glued to my saxophone wondering how such a piece of metal could play so loud without any wires coming out of it toward electrical amplification. The place is still full, thus reservations are still recommended. This time we will throw in a couple Louis Armstrong tunes and a few Easter eggs for those who will answer correctly to the quiz on Jazz history."

Nathan Corr graduated in 2013 with distinction with a Bachelor degree in music from Carleton University, and is now gigging regularly around town in a variety of combinations. Bernard Stepien is the host of the radio program Rabble Without a Cause on CKCU 93.1 FM, the leader of the Bernard Stepien Orchestra's "A Very Ayler Christmas" project, and for decades a musician and promoter of jazz (especially the avant-garde) in Ottawa.

Hanoi Pho
4312 Innes road (corner of Lanthier, between Jeanne d'Arc and Tenth Line)
Orleans (Ottawa), ON

See the story about their June, 2013 gig:


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