Hamid Drake and Jesse Stewart
St. George's Church (Mitchell Hall)
Guelph Jazz Festival
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 11:30 p.m.
Hamid Drake and Jesse Stewart share a creative imagination which allows them to hear rhythms and create interesting sounds from unexpected sources – which became clear at their late night duo concert at the 2013 Guelph Jazz Festival.
The two percussionists, Drake from Chicago, Stewart from Ottawa (and formerly Guelph), played in a basement church hall to an almost-capacity audience. Their two drumsets sat closely beside each other on a low stage, surrounded by a wide range of other percussion instruments within easy reach.
Drake and Stewart first met at the Guelph Jazz Festival a decade ago, but their first concerts together didn't happen until last March in Ottawa. Those shows were so successful – standing ovations and the two drummers grinning at each other at the end in perfect happiness – that they decided to repeat the experience in Guelph.
It was a Guelph Jazz Festival performance of epic proportions.
Friendly Rich Marsella brought together 1001 Arabian Nights, more than 17 musicians, kids of all abilities, a church full of listeners, some uncommon instruments, musical theatre, and balloons. He put a new face and sound on Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade for the symphony's 125 birthday and the Guelph Jazz Festival's 20th anniversary.
The spectacle was the highlight of a summer of rehearsals and instrument-building driven by Marsella's work as Improviser-in-Residence at Musagetes/Improvisation, Community and Social Practice (ICASP), the close academic partner of the festival.
Friendly Rich's Scheherazade again demonstrated the wonderful performances that can be created by enthusiastic professional and amateur artists of all ages and abilities working together, motivated by the festival's core commitment to community engagement.
The free noon-time concert on September 7 filled the sanctuary of St. George's, one of the largest churches in Guelph, right up to its vaulted ceiling, and kept listeners listening, laughing, and totally engaged with music and theatre designed for all ages.
– Brett Delmage
Tell us: Which Canadian jazz performers do you think the NAC should feature in 2014-15?
Performing at the National Arts Centre still carries a great deal of prestige – especially if you're in a series like NAC Presents.
Now in its third year, that series “celebrates the best of Canada on the national stage by showcasing Canadian legends of all music genres as well as the icons of the future.” And obviously when it includes musical icons like Ian Tyson or Robert Charlebois or Diana Krall or Phil Nimmons, the series is doing its job.
But is it doing a good job of showcasing jazz or supporting a full range of Canadian jazz musicians?
The 2013-14 series lineup announced last week did have a better balance between jazz vocalists and instrumentalists than in previous years. But it didn't include many mainstream jazz artists who who could draw good crowds, or whose careers are starting to take off and could use the Ottawa boost.
There are many prominent Canadian jazz musicians who are currently touring and/or have new projects – and haven't reached Ottawa yet – whom the NAC might want to present.
Let's throw out a few names:
AlphaSoul Café is starting to ramp up its jazz offerings, inspiring by their successful hosting of the Ottawa Jazz Festival jams in June. Saxophonist Adrian Matte continues to hold down Friday nights, and the café is starting to regularly present jazz on Saturdays.
Drummer Ted Zarras and his quartet (with J.P. Lapensée on bass, Alex Tompkins on guitar, and Richard Page on tenor sax) played an evening of vibrant jazz standards on Saturday, inspired by the bop and postbop of the 50s and 60s. Songs like "Body and Soul", and "Tenor Madness" (in which Adrian and Richard shared the lead) filled the restaurant with music – and cool.
This Saturday at 9:30 p.m. Alex Moxon and Marc Decho (with Vince Rimbach and Michel Delage) will present their "top secret never-before-heard instrumental arrangements" of Stevie Wonder's music.
– Alayne McGregor
Double Bill: Dawn of Midi, and
Marianne Trudel, William Parker, and Hamid Drake
Cooperators Hall, River Run Centre
Guelph Jazz Festival
Friday, September 6, 2013 - 8 p.m.
Marianne Trudel, William Parker, and Hamid Drake will also play together at l'OFF Festival in Montreal on Friday, October 4, 2013.
The Guelph Jazz Festival is particularly adept at unexpected combinations. Afternoon concerts at its colloquium often feature musicians from radically different styles and different countries, thrown together with little rehearsal – and every one of those concerts I've heard has at least managed to dog-paddle, if not swim vigorously. That extends to some evening concerts also, though generally with higher-profile musicians, and not quite as many on-stage.
This time the festival paired Montreal pianist Marianne Trudel with bassist William Parker and drummer Hamid Drake, for the first time all three had played together. But they had no problem with the introductions, and smoothly jumped off into unexplored territory.
Trudel had been featured at Guelph twice before, bringing her quintet there in 2007 and 2011. She's well known for her melodic contemporary jazz, played in formats ranging from solo to septet and big band. But she also has played with many strong free improvisers, including Evan Parker, Tony Malaby, Gerry Hemingway, and Jean Dérome.
NYC bassist William Parker and Chicago drummer Hamid Drake, who have played with each other in many different projects for decades, are among the strongest rhythm sections in jazz, and especially free improv. In fact, they're far more than just rhythm: the deep singing of Parker's bow on his bass, or the way in which Drake can set his cymbals and brass bowls to chiming is as much melodic as rhythmic.
The National Arts Centre has resurrected instrumental jazz in this year's NAC Presents series.
At the launch September 24 for the series' entire season, series producer Simone Deneau announced eight jazz concerts, many of which featured either jazz veterans or musicians who had previously had well-attended NAC shows. They were also more varied: from free improvisation (Phil Nimmons and David Braid) to classic piano jazz (Oliver Jones) to vocal jazz (Emilie-Claire Barlow, Kellylee Evans) to New Orleans (Michael Kaeshammer) to Latin (Mamselle) to modern jazz with remixing (Trio Jérôme Beaulieu).
The series is also bringing back Ottawa bassist and composer John Geggie for a single concert on April 12. For the last twelve years, Geggie had been presenting a series of invitational concerts bringing together jazz artists from Canada and abroad in new combinations (ranging from three to eight concerts per season). Last year, the number dwindled to three; this spring, it was unclear whether there would be any concerts this season. The artists Geggie will play with in April have not yet been confirmed; Deneau said this would happen in the next couple months.
However, while the total number of NAC Presents artists increased from about 40 last season to 54 this season, the number of jazz artists is the same as before. As well, there's no high-profile artist to match last season's doubleheader Diana Krall concerts. None of the Southam Hall and Theatre concerts (the larger NAC venues) will be showcasing jazz; four jazz shows are in the Studio, and the remainder in the Fourth Stage.
The Nick Fraser Quartet with Tony Malaby plays Gigspace on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
You can't necessarily categorize drummer Nick Fraser. You can hear him play mainstream jazz with vocalist/pianist Fern Lindzon, singer/composer Sienna Dahlen, or quintet Peripheral Vision. There's world music with banjo player Jayme Stone. On the more avant-garde side, he accompanies trumpeter Lina Allemano, and is part of the collective avant-jazz quintet Drumheller, the improv trio Ugly Beauties, and the Steve Lacy tribute band, The Rent.
He's probably best known in Ottawa as the long-standing drummer in John Geggie's trio which anchors the Ottawa Jazz Festival's late night jam sessions – a testimony to his ability to play almost anything!
But for many years he's rarely been heard as the leader of his own group, playing his own compositions in the improv/free music vein.
That will change this week, as his quartet plays a three-city tour to release new CD called Towns and Villages. It's his first CD under his own name in almost a decade. The CD was recorded a year ago (February, 2012), and was inspired by a visit by NYC free jazz saxophonist Tony Malaby to Toronto.
“I've always thought of doing a project with Tony Malaby, who's one of my favourite musicians. And he was in Toronto doing something else, so I jumped at the chance to put something together.”
The two originally met at a jazz workshop in Idaho in 1996. “And I was about 20 and he was 35ish and had just moved to New York. And I was just really impressed with his musicianship and his sound and the breadth of what he can do with his instrument. He can play really freely but is really grounded in convention as well. That's something I aspire to.”
Also on the record are two musicians Fraser has played with practically since he moved to Toronto from Ottawa in 1996: bassist Rob Clutton and cellist Andrew Downing.
Downing had not previously played with Malaby, while Clutton and Malaby had played together once a decade before. That allowed for a mixture of familiarity and newness in the relationships that created the music on the record, Fraser said.
Fraser said he had originally envisioned Clutton and Downing both playing bass, but Downing suggested cello instead: “I think he gets more excited about projects when he gets to play cello.” But it ended up expanding the group's sound.
Matt Brubeck solo
St. George's Church sanctuary
Guelph Jazz Festival
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 8 p.m.
Cellist Matt Brubeck moved to Canada almost a decade ago. He's been a frequent contributor to the Guelph Jazz Festival since then, but this was his most high-profile festival concert yet. Accompanied only by some effects pedals and a mixing board, Brubeck played solo, filling the vaulted sanctuary of St. George's Church with beautiful music from his cello for almost 90 minutes.
The concert began with disembodied notes, as he entered from the rear of the church, his bow constantly moving over the cello strings as he paced the length of the nave. He reached the front and sat down, all the while continuing to play, closing his eyes and becoming immersed in the music. It was a classically-influenced piece: variations on a theme, sometimes urgent, sometimes romantic, sometimes deeper and sadder. Throughout it worked with the resonances inside the church before ending on one last deep note.
Brubeck had written almost all the pieces for this concert over the summer, and told the audience that he hadn't given titles to almost all of them – and “they may later turn into something”. This being Guelph, each piece also included lots of improvisation; ultimately, he said, he wanted to let the music speak for itself.
The second piece started out more syncopated, with Brubeck occasionally banging his bow against the strings. He then used loops to play against himself, intensifying the echoes flying around him. Moving easily between pizzicato and bowing, he drew further away from recognizable forms, and then – with a screech from the bow – returned to the original syncopated riff and ended.
The Indigo Trio (Nicole Mitchell, Hamid Drake, Harrison Bankhead)
St. George's Church (Mitchell Hall)
Guelph Jazz Festival
Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 9:50 p.m.
Nicole Mitchell is a jazz flute player who comes from the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) tradition in Chicago; one of her most important mentors was saxophonist Fred Anderson. In other words, do not expect “pretty” from her: expect soaring notes, punctuated rhythms, and intense dynamics. For this concert she brought her Indigo Trio, with bassist Harrison Bankhead and percussionist Hamid Drake, both from Chicago.
They first played together as a trio at the 2005 Suoni per il Popolo Festival in Montreal, although they had known and played with each other for years. It was clearly a glorious grouping, and, based on this concert, one which I hope continues for many years.
In their 75-minute concert, the three circled around each other, Mitchell's flute shining over the deep rumble of Bankhead's bass and Drake's propulsive, booming drumming. The sound flowed through them, constantly shifting patterns like water flowing over rapids.
Ottawa pianist Steve Boudreau spent most of the last few years on the road. He settled back here in late June – and all the jazz music he's been working on for the past few years is now starting to appear.
This Sunday, Boudreau will officially release his first solo piano album, in an afternoon concert at Carleton University. Entitled Open Arms, it was actually recorded in 2011. (Next month, he will release a duo CD with Garry Elliott.)
But in the last 2½ years, he's been busy: 1½ years touring with a travelling production of Fiddler on the Roof, followed by another year with a new musical, Catch Me If You Can. Even with breaks back in Ottawa every six to eight weeks, there's been little time to go through tracks and whittle them down to a final CD lineup.
The solo album reflects Boudreau's many influences from jazz, classical, and other sources – but even more, his strong love of melody. “For me everything comes down to melody,” he says.
Seven of the nine tracks are originals, one is a piece by Thelonious Monk, and one is more surprising: “Surf's Up” by the Beach Boys. Unless, of course, you know Boudreau, and realize that he also plays in the local band Friends on Friends with Matt Ouimet and Phil Bova, which specializes in covering Beach Boys' music in their own inimitable style.
The idea for the album came through all the solo practicing that he normally would do as a pianist, he said. “And I've had been working on techniques specifically through the Golandsky Institute in Princeton. I went to a summer workshop there, I think it was the summer of 2011. And when I came back I'd just been playing so much and I was so inspired that I wanted to work up a list of songs and do a solo record.”
One of things he likes about playing solo is the amount of freedom in it, he said, and “I think most of the pieces come from that. I had material that I wanted to explore and I didn't have any songs that I could use it in, so I wrote a song.”
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: subtle textures which filled the room (review)
- L'OFF Festival in Montreal and Le Festival de Jazz de Quebec announce lineups for October
- Guelph 2013: World Percussion Summit breaks the borders of rhythm (review)
- Jesse Stewart's Gnomon Variations a timely arrival for 20th Guelph Jazzfest
- Cool and groovin' - with gelato
- The Montreal Jazz Festival pays an upbeat tribute to Dave Brubeck (review)
- Orchestre national de jazz Montréal scores with Joni Mitchell tribute (review)
- Jayme Stone melds chamber music, jazz, and bit of bluegrass into an intricate whole (review)
- The Lemon Bucket Orkestra: a dancing good time (review)
- Phil Dwyer and Don Thompson celebrate the long-lasting beauty of standards (review)
- 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)
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- Jayme Stone expands the horizons of the banjo, along with his favourite musicians
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- Three young musicians bring new music and their new experiences back to Ottawa
- Joel Miller and Honeycomb at the Montreal Jazz Festival (review)
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- 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)
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- Festival pass awarded - and two more to be won!
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- 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
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- 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
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- IMOOfest 2012 Night 1: showing off variety in improvised music (review)
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- 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
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- 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)
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- The Souljazz Orchestra sets the beat at the Montreal Jazz Festival
- More jazz - in Montreal
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- 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)
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- Alex Moxon talks about his new 4tet and his music
- Brandi Disterheft: "you can only be who you are, on stage"
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- 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
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