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Dave Schroeder Group at Café Nostalgica

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9 p.m.
No cover

  • Dave Schroeder - guitar, bass

Dave Schroeder is a bassist, guitarist, composer and educator based in Ottawa, Ontario Canada – though he has spent most of his time in recent years studying, performing and teaching in South Florida. After completing his Bachelor of Music Honours degree in 2004, Dave was awarded a Senate Medal from Carleton University. In 2005, he began studying at the graduate level with former New York City mainstay bassist Steve Kirby at the University of Manitoba.

In 2006, Dave relocated to Florida to study at the world-renowned University of Miami. He completed a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance in 2008 and was awarded a full scholarship to pursue Doctoral studies. In 2011, Dave received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Miami, becoming the only Canadian electric bassist ever to attain this honour.

He has also spent time studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. In 2009, Dave received a Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award for his work with The University of Miami Funk-Fusion Ensemble. Dave currently teaches music at Carleton University, and is very active as an in-demand session bassist and guitarist whether in Canada or in South Florida.

Dave has studied guitar with world-class teachers and players such as Steve Pittico, Wayne Eagles and University of Miami Jazz Guitar Chair Randall Dollahon. He has also studied voice with renowned vocal instructor Lauren Richardson. Dave has performed extensively in a wide range of genres including rock, blues, jazz, reggae, hip-hop, Celtic, funk, fusion, Afrobeat, country and folk.

daveschroedermusic.com

Café Nostalgica
603 Cumberland Street
University of Ottawa
613-562-5800 ext. 3000
cafenostalgica.ca

 

Johnny Vegas and his All-Star Band at Maxwell's Bistro

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9 p.m. (doors open at 8 p.m.)
No cover

  • Johnny Vegas - vocals
  • Gino Scaffidi - guitar
  • Eddie Bimm - piano
  • Martin Newman - bass
  • Peter Beaudoin - drums
  • Beki Lantos - vocals and percussion

The Johnny Vegas All-Star Band is one of Ottawa’s favourite musical acts. Patterned after Rat Pack crooners Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Vegas brings back a style not seen since the early sixties in Las Vegas. Johnny’s witty banter and thoughtful insight into the music bring the audience back to a time when they were part of the show. Complete with a thick catalogue of standards from Sinatra to Presley, and styles that include country and disco, Johnny Vegas is the consummate lounge entertainer. The band, made up of seasoned performers, is one of the best jazz quartets in the city.

For dancing or for listening, the Johnny Vegas All-Star Band always leave audiences wanting more.

jvegas.com/

Maxwell's Bistro
340 Elgin Street
Ottawa
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Terrace Jazz with Alex Moxon and Ed Lister at Das Lokal

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 6 to 9 p.m.
No cover. Reservations highly recommended

  • Ed Lister - trumpet
  • Alex Moxon - guitar

Get excited for this new summer jazz series on the patio at Das Lokal. Twice a week (Wednesdays and Sundays), you can catch the front line of the Chocolate Hot Pockets playing original music, jazz standards with a second line flare, and smoking hot arrangements of songs of the 21st Century. Guess what: the food's wicked too.

www.alexmoxon.com/

www.edlistermusic.com/

Das Lokal
190 Dalhousie Street
Ottawa
613-695-1688

   

Bethan Nodwell Duo at Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 7 to 10 p.m.
No cover

  • Bethan Nodwell - vocals

Bethan Nodwell is a intelligent and sophisticated jazz singer. With decades of experience she has entertained small intimate parties and large swinging bandstands. Working in partnership with Greg Stone on guitar, and a groove master on bass, Bethan creates an atmosphere of inspiration and celebration not to be missed.

Vineyards Wine Bar & Bistro
54 York Street, in the Market
613-241-4270
www.vineyards.ca

   

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue at the Ottawa Bluesfest

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 9 p.m.
Included in daily ticket/pass

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and toured worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He is currently the front man for his own ensemble, Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated ‘Backatown’, followed by ‘For True’ in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, ‘Say That to This’ was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans.

Trombone Shorty has appeared in several episodes of HBO's "Treme," and has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Conan. In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At the Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert. In 2012, he received the President's Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation. In collaboration with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Trombone Shorty Foundation donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

River Stage
Ottawa Bluesfest
LeBreton Flats (Booth at Ottawa River Parkway)
www.ottawabluesfest.ca

   

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