Pianist Adam Daudrich will celebrate the tradition of the jazz piano trio at his concert at GigSpace Saturday evening.
In fact, it's a tradition that's been handed down to him – from his teacher, NYC pianist Mike Longo, and even further back from Longo's own teachers, who included Oscar Peterson.
Daudrich, who grew up in Ottawa but now lives in Montreal, has teamed up with bassist Kyle Morin and drummer Marc Beland, both from Montreal. The trio has been together since this spring, mostly playing Daudrich's own compositions plus a few standards.
“It's a mix of modern jazz trio with a lot of pop influences and the American jazz tradition of swing, blues, and particularly bebop. So we mix the American tradition with the modern pop music quite well and it creates a nice balance for the audience.”
Daudrich met Morin back in 2004 in Toronto, and they had “this one fantastic gig” with another musician from Ottawa, and “we were really surprised at how well the sound came together. We were mystified: it was like jazz magic. And I never really forgot about that, but in the interim period circumstances were such that we all went in different directions. Kyle went west; I went to Europe and worked on cruise ships. And it took us a very long time to get back on the same page because we had developed separately for that period of time.”
The two reunited in Montreal in 2009, and played together occasionally since then. Then Daudrich met Beland through a jam session in Montreal, and they found they both enjoyed playing and listening to each other.
“I saw the chemistry that I had with the drummer and the chemistry I had prior with the bassist”, and Daudrich decided to try a few trio gigs in May, one of which was the Governor-General's Awards in Ottawa. “And it worked out.”
When Daudrich arranges music for the trio, he said, he works to make it sound “very complete and full-sounding.”
William Parker and Ken Aldcroft
Pressed Café, Ottawa
IMOO special presentation
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 (two shows)
Not only texture, of course: also unusual sounds, dynamic range, and a variety of contrasting rhythms.
But the most salient feature of William Parker's and Ken Aldcroft's two shows at Pressed was how they used the full capabilities of their instruments to produce full-bodied, evolving, and sometimes unexpected extemporized soundscapes.
Parker is a composer, bandleader, and teacher, whose double bass has graced stages around the world for decades, playing with a huge variety of high-profile musicians and especially those playing avant-garde jazz. For the last six years, one of his many collaborations has been with Aldcroft, a guitarist who's a mainstay of the free-jazz improvisation scene in Toronto. They've played a number of concerts there, and released a duo record called One Sunday on Trio Records in 2011.
For their Ottawa appearance, they played two shows, both just under an hour, mostly filling Pressed Café each time (some listeners stayed for both). The concert was organized by the Improvising Musicians of Ottawa-Outaouais (IMOO), and IMOO organizer Linsey Wellman said afterwards that the turnout exceeded expectations.
Parker played the double bass, and, in the second set, the doson ngoni (a very tall lute from Mali) and the shakuhachi (a thick Japanese bamboo flute). Aldcroft was on electric guitar, with a selection of pedals. There was no set list, no compositions announced; they performed pure free improv.
L'OFF Jazz, the other Montreal jazz festival with a greater emphasis on local musicians, has just announced the lineup for its festival in early October.
Highlights of the October 3 to 12 event include:
- the Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra
- Alec Walkington’s Contraband
- Marianne Trudel + William Parker + Hamid Drake (reprising their energetic collaboration at Guelph)
- Chet Doxas's Dive with Matt Stevens, Eric Doob and Zack Lober
- the Jeff Johnston Trio
- L’Ensemble Rémi-Jean LeBlanc,
- Quartetski does Stravinsky – Le sacre du Printemps
- the Litania Projekt
- Trio Derome Guilbeault Tanguay launching their new album WOW!
- World Colors – John Roney & JazzLab Orchestra + guest violinist Mark Feldman
and much more. And a couple Ottawa expats show up too: the Craig Pedersen Quartet and Renée Yoxon & Mark Ferguson.
More info: www.lofffestivaldejazz.com/
The Quebec City Jazz Festival also occurs next month, from October 15 to 27, and has recently announced its schedule.
International musicians are prominent, including the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, The Bad Plus and Kurt Rosenwinkel Solo, Tigran Hamasyan, and the Saxophone Summit with Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman & Ravi Coltrane.
World Percussion Summit
Jesse Stewart, Hamid Drake, Dong-Won Kim, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee
Cooperators Hall, River Run Centre
Guelph Jazz Festival
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 8 p.m.
The Guelph Jazz Festival combined the familiar and the new, North America and the world for the opening concert of this year's festival.
It was the festival's 20th anniversary, and to celebrate that, it started a day early with a special free concert. For the familiar, the festival invited drummers Hamid Drake from Chicago and Jesse Stewart from Ottawa, both of whom have played there frequently. Their drumsets were right beside each other at centre stage.
For the new – and to fit this year's theme, “celebrating a world of jazz” – they invited tabla player Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (whom the festival described as “the living legend of the tabla”), and Korean percussionist Dong-Won Kim, known for his work in Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble. Their instruments flanked the drumsets on either side.
The concert had an Ottawa connection: although Drake and Stewart had known each other for years, their stint at GigSpace in Ottawa last March was the first time they'd formally played together. There, they fell into an immediate rapport, producing two 75-minute sets of improvised music where they intuitively enhanced each other's explorations.
On September 8, Ottawa artist, composer, percussionist, instrument builder, writer and music educator Jesse Stewart will mark the passing of time – the 20-year life of the Guelph Jazz Festival - with Gnomon Variations, his specially commissioned piece for drumset and strings.
It's an exciting, creative opportunity for Stewart. He's had a long-standing interest in time, expressed in both the visual and musical arts, in addition to participating in the Guelph Jazz festival (GJF) since its first year.
"One of the things connecting my work in the visual and sonic arts is my ongoing interest in different representations and conceptions of time," Stewart told OttawaJazzScene.ca.
The Guelph Jazz Festival could not have found a more enthusiastic timekeeper. For the 2000 festival, Stewart was commissioned to create a multi-media jazz opera that “would serve as a sort of meditation on improvisation, impermanence, and the passage of time.” His first solo visual and musical exhibit, “Wheels of Time” followed at the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre in 2003. In 2011, he presented his first solo visual art exhibit at a major Ottawa art gallery: “Time Pieces”. It examined time in innovative ways, including both visually and musically.
“I was thinking of this idea of marking time, anniversaries and so on, and that's really where the genesis of the idea for the piece came from,” Stewart said. “The piece for me is about how we measure time, how we keep time, how we mark time, musically and otherwise.”
A gelato café is not the first place you'd check to hear hot jazz – but Stella Luna on Bank Street in Ottawa South has been offering a steadily increasing variety of jazz (and other music) on Sunday evenings. The Ottawa Folklore Centre Jazz Band broke the ice there in 2011, and over the last year more musicians have been showing up to entertain those waiting in line for gelato or sitting enjoying it.
Bassist Marc Decho tried out a new combination at the café on August 25, with guitarist Lucas Haneman and drummer Michel Delage. Despite never having played as a trio before, they easily slipped into a comfortable groove, performing and deconstructing Latin and jazz standards and adding their own improvisations on top. Decho and Haneman clearly had a great time playing off each other, especially when Haneman pulled out his mandolin and they traded fast riffs.– Alayne McGregor
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet Tribute to Dave Brubeck
Théâtre Jean-Duceppe, Place des Arts
Montreal Jazz Festival
Sunday, July 7, 2013 – 9:30 p.m.
The late Dave Brubeck was always special to the Montreal Jazz Festival, and founder Alain Simard recognized that at the closing concert of the 2013 festival.
Before the concert started, Simard walked on-stage to pay tribute to the pianist and composer: “un grand ami du festival”, who even sent him Christmas cards. Brubeck performed 13 times at the festival, starting in 1981, with everything from his trio to a big band to symphony orchestras. His last appearance was in 2011.
This tribute featured two of Brubeck's four musician sons: Chris on electric bass and trombone, and Dan on drums, plus their regular collaborators Mike DeMicco on guitar, and Chuck Lamb on keyboards. This was particularly fitting because Dave Brubeck often included one or more of his sons in his performances starting in the 1960s. In fact, at Brubeck's very first Montreal jazz festival concert in 1981, Chris played trombone in his quartet.
But the tribute also included three stellar Montreal jazz musicians: Chet Doxas on saxophone, Adrian Vedady on double bass, and notably Lorraine Desmarais on piano, who played in the big band Diva in their two festival concerts with Brubeck in 1999. Adding those three to the Montreal concert was an inspired choice: their musicianship, enthusiasm, and new approaches enlivened and enhanced the concert.
Updated August 27, 2013
Orchestre national de jazz Montréal
Théâtre Jean-Duceppe, Place des Arts
Montreal Jazz Festival
Saturday, July 6, 2013 – 9:30 p.m.
Montreal has a wealth of big bands, and an abundance of musicians accustomed to performing in big bands. Vic Vogel, Christine Jensen, Joe Sullivan, and Lorraine Desmarais: all those prominent musicians lead big bands. Plus there's the Montreal All-City Big Band, and many university and high school jazz bands. More than in most cities, there's a culture of enjoying large-scale jazz music.
And now there's another: the Orchestre national de jazz Montréal, which had its debut performance at the 2013 Montreal Jazz Festival, and which is scheduled to play monthly concerts at L'Astral starting in September.
The 16-piece orchestra is led by Christine Jensen, and includes a fine selection of Montreal jazz musicians, all but three of whom I recognized. It aims to provide “jazz creators with a permanent place where they can fully express their talent and creativity”, as well as to present the wide range of orchestral jazz music being written around the world.
Its inaugural concert started with three pieces by Quebec jazz composers – Jensen, Jean-Nicolas Trottier, and Marianne Trudel – each about 15 minutes long. Each was rearranged to take advantage of the greater number of voices in this band; there was much interplay in the arrangements, particularly in Trottier's piece. Frank Lozano's hard-edged saxophone started it off, but then a wide variety of instruments (notably André Leroux's flute) added considerable texture and layering to the thoughtful piece.
St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Humanities
Saturday, August 3, 2013 – 9:30 p.m.
Read the OttawaJazzScene.ca interview with Jayme Stone about this concert and his new CD: Jayme Stone expands the horizons of the banjo, along with his favourite musicians
The only problem with Jayme Stone's performance at Chamberfest was that it was too short.
In the 60 minutes allocated to him, Stone and his musicians played music from three of his four albums, plus a tip-of-the-hat to Chamberfest with a Bach suite. But there simply wasn't time to play the concerto which is the centerpiece of his just-released album, The Other Side of the Air. The concerto would have admirably suited the location and audience, and I was looking forward to hearing it live.
Regardless, the show was a good introduction to Stone, his original approach to the banjo, his genre-bending music, and the fine jazz musicians he plays with. It was well-paced and diverse, with Stone providing explanations and background for the music, and creating a strong connection with the audience.
The banjo has been pigeonholed as a bluegrass, Americana, or Dixieland instrument: Béla Fleck tore big holes in those barriers several decades ago, and Stone has continued that progress. Stone has reenvisioned the banjo as a simply a resonant, stringed instrument, and imagined new contexts for it: West African rhythms, music inspired by world folk dances, baroque classical music, and definitely jazz.
The Lemon Bucket Orkestra
St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Humanities
Saturday, August 3, 2013 – 11 p.m.
The Lemon Bucket Orkestra is a large group of musicians from Toronto – some of whom also play jazz – who play music inspired by folk dances and songs from Eastern Europe. They sing in Ukrainian, Roumanian, Slovakian, and other languages, accompanied by a wide variety of brass and woodwind instruments (including sousaphone), accordion, fiddle, Jews-harp, and a few I'd never seen before.
That description sounds very earnest, which is totally incorrect: the Orkestra is about as crowd-pleasing as you can get, mugging for the listeners, dancing all about about the stage (one of its members, Stephania Woloshyn, is a talented folk and belly dancer as well as a singer), and performing with a great deal of oompah. They are seriously wild men and women.
Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson
St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts and Humanities
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 10 p.m.
As the last notes of “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square” died out, Phil Dwyer told the audience that the root of the word “improvise” is “to improve”. And because neither he nor Don Thompson thought they could really improve on that particular tune, they simply played it straight – expressively, intently, and with just a little bit of an edge to offset its sweetness. They found the core of the tune, and the result was stunning.
Dwyer and Thompson have been playing jazz together for 31 years, in a wide variety of groups. They've just released their first duo album, Look for the Silver Lining [Triplet Records, 2013], and brought selections from it, plus a few more favourite standards, to an almost-completely full house at Chamberfest.
The lower hall at St. Brigid's is an intimate space with good acoustics, and neither Thompson at the grand piano nor Dwyer on tenor sax needed amplification. It also made for an informal, late-night vibe, with Dwyer easily chatting with the audience and describing the connections they had with each song. He said he'd only chosen the set list five minutes before the show – but that was the benefit of them performing together for so many years!
The moment I heard the opening number, “You Make Me Feel So Young”, I thought of Frank Sinatra, who made that song famous. It was more than that, though: the swinging vibe and Dwyer's dancing sax lines reminded me of Sinatra's full-bodied vocal style. And Dwyer confirmed the connection to the audience later: one of the first times he and Thompson played together, he put on a Frank Sinatra CD on the drive from the ferry to the gig. When they started the drive, they had no idea what they were going to play; when they reached the hall, they just played all the songs on the CD! And ever since then, he said they usually have a few Frank Sinatra numbers in the repertoire. This was a joyful rendition, with both playing around a bit with the tune.
- Second annual IMOOfest in November
- Paul Tynan sees different big band styles on each side of the border
- An ensemble who enjoyed celebrating Horace Silver's music (review)
- The Element Choir brings an element of surprise and beauty (review)
- Henrique Cazes and Sambacana fill St. Brigid's with gentle Brazilian rhythms (review)
- Jayme Stone expands the horizons of the banjo, along with his favourite musicians
- Scott Thomson explains how he fills large spaces with resonant sound
- The Jesse Stewart Trio sparks everyone's imagination (review)
- Montréal Guitare Trio starts Chamberfringe on a strong note (review)
- Renée Yoxon and her Gentlemen Friends swing the park (review)
- Three young musicians bring new music and their new experiences back to Ottawa
- Joel Miller and Honeycomb at the Montreal Jazz Festival (review)
- Caridad Cruz and Miguel de Armas ignite their audience
- Trifolia: adventurous jazz at the Montreal Jazz Festival (review)
- Kellylee Evans charms Montreal audience with hip-hop and jazz (review)
- Prairie jazz wins the Grand Prix de Jazz (review)
- Guelph Jazz Festival celebrates 20th Anniversary with World Artist Summit Sep 3-8
- Ten Years of the Triplets of Belleville, in Ottawa et Montreal (review)
- Finding the patterns in Tim Berne's free jazz (review)
- A romantic evening: The Thomas Enhco Trio and the Steve Kuhn Trio at the Montreal Jazz Festival (review)
- Christine Jensen, Ingrid Jensen, Gary Versace at the Montreal Jazz Festival (review)
- 2013 Montreal Jazz Festival celebrates pianists – and the late Dave Brubeck
- Almonte's JazzN announces new house concerts, reflects on successful first year
- AlphaSoul jazzfest jams get jammed
- Alan Jones embraces risk with his all-Canadian, all-star sextet
- The Stretch Orchestra makes jazz bend
- Two exceptional percussionists play the Ottawa Jazz Festival this week (video)
- David Byrne talks about music and the music biz, in all its eclectic glory (book review)
- Roberto López combines Colombian rhythms and jazz into danceable music
- Festival pass awarded - and two more to be won!
- Listeners follow Ottawa Jazz Festival jams westward to AlphaSoul Cafe
- Jazzfest 2013: Great jazz from across Canada
- Jazzfest 2013: CKCU-FM previews the 2013 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Three generations of music at Italian Week Festival
- Two jazz improvisers put on their cowboy boots
- Be Bop Duo does pho
- Jazz at The Cube
- Jazzfest 2013: Hear our Ottawa Jazz Festival picks on CKCU FM
- 2013 Ottawa Jazz Festival jams move 3.5 km west to Hintonburg
- Jazzfest 2013: Local musicians you will want to hear
- Stellar year for young Ottawa musicians at 2013 MusicFest Canada
- Gaby Warren's years as a jazz fan recognized at CD launch (review)
- Split Cycle plays intricately-woven modern jazz (review)
- Next concert in John Geggie Invitational series may be the last
- The community celebrates Ottawa Jazz Hero Roddy Ellias (video)
- Gaby Warren: a jazz fanatic steps to the other side of the footlights
- No Ottawa Jazz Festival jam sessions in 2013? Listeners object.
- Jeff Johnston Trio enraptures the audience (review)
- Kellylee Evans to appear again at NAC Presents
- Roddy Ellias: a humble Jazz Hero
- Jeff Johnston returns to his trio's musical roots and then moves forward with his new album
- Evandro Gracelli brings Brazilian warmth to Ottawa for three busy weeks
- Energetic music attracts a packed house at Rimbombante CD release show
- Expecting the unexpected at Saturday's GigSpace concert of improvising composers
- Listeners get JazzED at 2013 Ottawa Jazz Festival lineup announcement
- Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra - in the making (video)
- The Jivewires are on an upswing
- Ontario government funds jazz (and other Ottawa festivals)
- Three Ottawa vocalists to recreate classic Ella and Billie Newport concerts
- 2013 Chamberfest builds on past jazz successes, adds Phil Dwyer & Don Thompson
- Hamid Drake and Jesse Stewart fill GigSpace with complex sounds (review)
- Guitar Now! Festival to present workshops, concerts and jams in May
- Monday night jazz is returning to Le Petit Chicago
- ZenKitchen to offer jazz every second Sunday
- Hamid Drake and Jesse Stewart: percussion as you've never heard it before this Friday
- Laila Biali takes risks with choosing and playing music
- Molly Johnson ups the energy and vibe at a sold-out NAC show
- Brookstreet makes jazz the option seven nights a week
- Roddy Ellias Ensemble plays an intimate concert of intricate music
- Diana Krall invokes the spirit of the Glad Rag Dolls (review)
- Ottawa Jazz Festival announces Main Stage lineup for 2013: music of every style
- 2012-13 Geggie Series: In rich harmony (review)
- Melody into places far afield: Roddy Ellias with Gene Bertoncini (review)
- Ottawa's Souljazz Orchestra nominated for 2013 Juno Award
- "Morphology of a Lover": Intricate instrumental interactions (review)
- Chucho Valdés to play at 2013 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Nick Maclean creates a new sound with Snaggle
- Ottawa jazz vocalist finalist for local arts award
- Elizabeth Shepherd plays bittersweet music for a full house (review)
- John Scofield at la Maison de la Culture (review)
- Elizabeth Shepherd marries a pop sensibility to a jazz aesthetic
- “I wouldn’t be playing what I play if it wasn’t for Miles”: an interview with John Scofield
- Florquestra Brasil launches their first album, Flortografia, with all-around enthusiasm
- Pressed jazz jam creates a happy vibe for the start of its second season
- Friends, colleagues pay tribute to Jacques Emond on special "Swing is in the Air"
- Cory Weeds Quartet with Steve Davis: remembering music and musicians past
- How do you run a successful jazz club? We ask The Cellar's Cory Weeds
- Cory Weeds swings across the country and into Ottawa
- Remembering Jacques Emond's life-long love of jazz
- Local jazz fans pack the house for last Monday jazz night at Le Petit Chicago
- What's inside Chocolate Hot Pockets ?
- Our favourite shows (Ottawa-Gatineau jazz in 2012)
- Bill Coon and Tim Bedner attract record crowd to ZenKitchen's jazz brunch
- Oswald, Thomson, Stewart play engaging improvisations at final 2012 IMOO concert
- Holly Cole Christmas at the NAC (review)
- 2013 Geggie series is shorter and starts later, but has the same spirit
- The Nepean All-City Jazz Band: never accepting "good enough"
- The Ottawa Junior Jazz Band: a passion to play
- Dave Brubeck, who thrilled record Ottawa audiences, dies at age 91
- Wayne Shorter, Wynton Marsalis featured at both 2013 Ottawa and Montreal jazz festivals
- Sonia Johnson: not playing it safe with jazz
- Ottawa Jazz Festival AGM talks money, not music
- Tim Bedner finds the right time for his first CD
- A musical connection which spans continents
- Chick Corea & Gary Burton: A fiery delight on a cold, wet night (review)
- IMOOfest 2012 Night 1: showing off variety in improvised music (review)
- Jesse Stewart brings the audience into his D.O.M.E at Electric Fields
- Larry Ochs and Hamid Drake at the Guelph Jazz Festival (review)
- Inaugural IMOOfest opens with a strong lineup, with more to follow tonight
- IMOO: Still making it up as they go, two years later (video)
- NAC Presents - an all-vocal jazz lineup for 2012-13
- The Happiness Project at the Guelph Jazz Festival (review)
- John Coltrane at the Guelph Jazz Festival (review)
- The gift of reverberation: Colin Stetson and Ben Grossman at the Guelph Jazz Festival (review)
- Huntsville: louder in Guelph, quieter in Ottawa?
- 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival: around the world and into new places
- You'll lose sleep over Guelph's Nuit Blanche
- Yoxon/Ferguson CD fundraising campaign reaches its goal
- A musical preview of Renée Yoxon's and Mark Ferguson's new CD
- Strong jazz lineup in Ottawa and Gatineau this fall
- Mark Fewer's violin extravaganza at Ottawa Chamberfest (review)
- John MacLeod Big Band (review)
- John MacLeod harnesses the creative energy of a big band with his Rex Hotel Jazz Orchestra
- Riverside (review)
- Carleton U Jazz Camp goes batty presenting a quartet of duos
- 2012 Chamberfest: "a real fascination with jazz"
- Trumpets, Trumpets at IMOO
- Chamber Elements: Many unique ways of listening to improvised music
- FestivAsia brings Jazz to Chinatown this summer
- Thomson, Hood, and Stewart: Poetry in motion at IMOO
- Rachel Therrien develops new sounds at IMOO
- Notes in Triplicate's world premiere at Avant-Garde
- 2012 Community Fundraising Campaign a great success - thanks to you!
- Love lost, music found (review)
- Happy birthday – with saxophones (review)
- Mash Potato Mashers attract the masses in Montreal
- The Souljazz Orchestra sets the beat at the Montreal Jazz Festival
- More jazz - in Montreal
- Marc Copland and Roddy Ellias: finding connections
- David Mott's Journey to the Land of Oz
- NAC to showcase three jazz artists next fall
- Last song for JazzWorks jam coordinator Peter Liu
- Two voices are more than one at Boy's Night Out
- Poetry inspires music at IMOO on Sunday
- CKCU host Ron Sweetman previews the 2012 Ottawa Jazz Festival line-up
- 2011-12 Geggie Series: Ballads and blues and quiet (review)
- Diane White: a career with unexpected twists
- Craig Pedersen explores Grey Areas with his new CD
- Hear about the new Jazz Festival CD
- Kelly Craig Sextet plays Adam Daudrich at the NAC 4th Stage (review)
- Ottawa Hard Bop Association co-leaders speak about their music
- Michael Snow: making music in the now
- It's Déjá Vu with Steve Berndt and Brian Browne
- Making the most of great songs (review)
- The benefits of experience (review)
- Brandi Disterheft Quartet brings an energetic vibe to the Fourth Stage (review)
- Alex Moxon talks about his new 4tet and his music
- Brandi Disterheft: "you can only be who you are, on stage"
- Norah Jones, Souljazz Orchestra, Lucas Haneman at Bluesfest 2012
- Jazzfest 2012: Jazz music highlights of the 2012 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Renée Yoxon: making Dave Frishberg her pal
- Jazzfest 2012: Younger and a bit jazzier but definitely covered (an analysis)
- Oscar Peterson: Germans and Canadians celebrate music that transcends boundaries
- Amy Cervini: swinging in her own way with Blossom Dearie
- The Stretch Orchestra wins a 2012 Juno Award; tour delayed
- Three Ottawa vocalists await their critiques in the final NAC Manhattan on the Rideau masterclass
- Juno nominee Fern Lindzon: "whatever inspires"
- CYJO heats up Ottawa with a Latin vibe and 46 musicians
- Celebrating Katie Malloch's commitment to jazz
- Mike Rud tells stories with his guitar (review)
- 2011-12 Geggie Series: "It's not work, it's play" (review)
- 2011-12 Geggie Series: four musicians in concert (review)
- 2012 Ottawa Jazz Festival: pass prices increase
- The Walrus Guitar Quartet: all together
- Ottawa Winter Jazzfest engages audiences for Canadian and local artists
- Two personae of Patrick Breiner
- Pulse Mondiale warms up the Winter 2012 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Our 2011 recap: jazz and improvisation probe the boundaries in Ottawa
- Guitar wizards satisfy audience (review)
- Full house, intent listeners greet Titanium Trio
- SSS Trio brings youthful energy to January Wednesdays
- David Occhipinti: beyond categories
- Kellylee Evans: body and soul (review)
- Franky Rousseau: thinking large
- Inside the Music: every musician has a story
- IMOO musicians explore new 'instruments' and new approaches
- Craig Pedersen Quartet CD Release Concert gets a bravo
- 2011-12 Geggie Series: two masters communicate (review)
- JunoFest: an opportunity for Ottawa-area jazz musicians
- Two modern big bands: one small bar
- Craig Pedersen, Hands-on musician
- Controversy over non-jazz acts reaches Ottawa Jazz Festival Annual Meeting
- NCC cuts funding for Canada Day jazz programming and Jazz Youth Summit
- Jensen / Geggie / Olin Trio: jazz flowing out into the quiet (review)
- Beatlemania: music for all ages
- Curiosity Killed the Quartet - Again
- Renée Yoxon: Two years of Monday late-night jazz
- Season tickets available for 2011-12 Geggie series
- Hear jazz artists on CBC before you see them!
- Alice Groves: a flowing lateral arabesque
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