Saturday, June 24, 2017
Text Size

Courses and workshops is pleased to offer listings for jazz-related courses, workshops, clinics and mentoring opportunities as a free service to Ottawa-Gatineau jazz fans, teachers, and students.

Listings must be relevant to the Ottawa-Gatineau jazz scene in the sole judgement of the OJS editors. Please submit your listing in plain text only to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . MS Word documents and other proprietary file format attachments will be discarded unread.

Mark McLean Drum Clinic at the Clock Tower Brewhouse

Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8 to 11 p.m.
Tickets: $10 (available at the door or reserved in advance at )

A Dave's Drum Shop Drum Clinic.

Mark McLean has worked with a who's-who assortment of jazz giants and pop icons, including Andrea Bocelli, Jamie Cullum, Billy Joel, Quincy Jones, Gladys Knight, Diana Krall, Wynton Marsalis, Joe Sample, Jimmy Webb, Vanessa Williams and producer Phil Ramone.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who has an interest in jazz or any drummer who is looking for some musical inspiration. This clinic is sure to feature techniques and tips to help enhance your playing and music knowledge... plus its going to be a lot of fun. Join us at the very cozy Clock Tower Brewhouse downstairs bar for a pint and find out why Mark McLean is fast becoming known as "the drum whisperer".

More info:

Clocktower Brew House (downstairs)
575 Bank Street
Ottawa, Ontario


Rich Irwin Drum Clinic at Carleton University

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 7 p.m.
Tickets: $10, available at the door and at Dave’s Drum Shop, Gladstone Ave

  • Richard Irwin - drums

Richard will also be playing a trio concert at GigSpace on Friday, September 27.

Studio A (Room A900), Music Department
9th floor, Loeb Building, Tower A
Carleton University
[map] (look for "LA")


Mike Rud Jazz Guitar Workshop at GigSpace Performance Studio

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets: $20, $15 for students

  • Mike Rud - guitar

One of Canada’s finest jazz guitarists, Mike Rud will talk about one of the things that makes jazz unique among musical styles: improvising using a pre-set vocabulary. How do our favorite artists seemingly make grooving melodies up, right off the top of their heads? There’s a fascinating solution to this problem, that is rarely discussed. Don’t miss this under-the-hood perspective, at the engine of jazz improv. It’s a beautiful and inspiring process that will help you play more solidly, and with more inspiration.

Also, Mike will answer your questions on any guitar or jazz topic!

Mike Rud is a jazz guitarist and music teacher currently living in Montreal. He holds two music degrees from McGill University, and has studied at the Banff International Jazz Workshop and with jazz guitar master Jim Hall in New York. Mike has performed with Herb Ellis, Kenny Wheeler, Chuck Israels, Randy Brecker, Ralph Bowen, Joe LaBarbera, Guido Basso, Ian McDougall, P.J. Perry, Tommy Banks, Denzal Sinclaire, John Stetch and many others. He has three CDs of his own out, Whyte Avenue, Chimbe, and Live from Lotusland, and is a guest on several other CDs. He is currently working on a new CD project, Notes on Montreal.

Tickets available at the door. Advance tickets available by calling 613-729-0693. Because of the limited space, advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.

Rud will also be  playing a duo show with Tim Bedner on Sunday at ZenKitchen, and will be playing in a trio at BrookStreet Options Jazz Lounge on Friday and Saturday.

GigSpace (in Alcorn Music Studios)
953 Gladstone Avenue @ Loretta (Little Italy area, one block west of Preston Street)


Masterclass with Kellylee Evans at Carleton University

Friday, September 27, 2013 - 3 p.m.
Free, open to the public.

Kellylee Evans, Juno-award winning singer, works with students in pop and jazz voice.

Kailash Mital Theatre
Carleton University
[directions and map: ]


Lecture/Workshop with Adam Daudrich at Carleton University

Friday, September 20, 2013 - noon
Free, open to the public.

Lecture/Workshop: “Pedagogy of Rhythm for Children” by Adam Daudrich (jazz pianist, educator, composer).

Adam will also be playing a trio concert at GigSpace on Saturday, September 21.

Studio A (Room A900), Music Department
9th floor, Loeb Building, Tower A
Carleton University
[map] (look for "LA")


Trumpet Bootcamp 2013 at Alcorn Music Studios

Monday, August 19 to Friday, August 23, 2013
Tuition: $600
Registration deadline: Thursday July 18th, 2013


  • Nicholas Dyson
  • Alexis French
  • Russell DeVuyst

An intense course designed to improve your abilities as a musician and trumpet player. Scheduled conveniently near the end of summer, students will enjoy better results on start-of-the-year auditions, and avoid the embarrassment of showing up to first rehearsals with ‘summer chops’.

Advanced students will enjoy building their abilities in the many different playing, practicing and performing situations.

Firmly rooted in the fundamentals of brass playing with an emphasis on musicianship, this course is designed to give students knowledge, focus and discipline. Listening and interaction are key in the pursuit of making great music, but also in the education process.

More info:

Alcorn Music Studios
953 Gladstone Avenue (at Loretta, just west of Preston Avenue)
Ottawa, ON
Accessible by OC Transpo routes 14 and 85


JazzWorks 2013 Summer Jazz Workshop and Composers' Symposium

August 13 to 15, 2013 (Composers' Symposium)
Cost: $325

August 15 to 18, 2013 (Jazz Camp)
Cost: $415 + accommodation (ranges from $594 to $804 total)

Ottawa JazzWorks 20th anniversary Summer Jazz Workshop will be held at CAMMAC Music Centre in Quebec (north of Hawkesbury) from August 15 to 18. This unique 3-day weekend jazz workshop is an intensive learning opportunity for adult jazz musicians of all levels, beginner through professional, and advanced high school musicians.

Participants immerse themselves in a program that includes combo rehearsals, master classes, individual and group coaching, jazz history, improvisation classes, arranging and composition, and jam sessions.

JazzWorks also offers an optional two-day Composer's Symposium or Independent Practice option from August 13 to 15.

All will give a public concert on Sunday, August 18 at 12:30pm at CAMMAC. JazzWorks gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Ottawa.

Registration deadline: July 15, 2013 

More info:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Carleton University Jazz Camp 2013

Tuesday, August 6 to Saturday, August 10, 2013
Cost: $548.05 (tax included) + optional accommodation

Students will participate in a variety of activities:

  • Big band ensembles
  • Jazz combos
  • Choir
  • Small vocal ensembles
  • Guitar ensembles
  • Jazz theory classes
  • Ear training sessions
  • Improvising classes
  • Jam sessions
  • Masterclasses

2013 Instructors include Joel Frahm, Andre White, Paul Tynan, Brian Browne, John Geggie, Mike Essoudry, Mark Ferguson, Mike Tremblay, Tim Bedner, Elise Letourneau, Nick Dyson, Wayne Eagles, James McGowan, James Wright.

Each evening, students will be treated to free concerts put on by the faculty and invited guests. These concerts start 7:00 pm are are held in the Kailash Mital Theatre. Tickets packages are available to the general public.

There will be a final student concert on Saturday August 10th at 7 p.m. also in the Kailash Mital Theatre. Each ensemble from the camp will get a chance to perform for family, friends and the general public.


Loeb Building and Kailash Mital Theatre
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON


Page 4 of 8

<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Next > End >>