There will be no Rideau Centre stage at the Ottawa Jazz Festival this year and there are no plans to replace it.
That could mean 15 fewer concerts where listeners can hear local musicians at The Ottawa Jazz Festival in 2014, and a significant loss of local performances since the festival lost its World Exchange Plaza Stage in 2011. The only remaining stage featuring local performances will be the OLG Stage beside Ottawa City Hall, which featured 12 local groups plus two day-long showcases for student bands in 2013.
“We're not doing the jazz series this year,” Cindy VanBuskirk, the Rideau Centre General Manager, told OttawaJazzScene.ca.
“The whole property is under redevelopment but that area in particular is going to be seeing some heavy-duty work through the next six to nine months. We won't be doing our jazz or blues series this year, but we will definitely be back at it next year, in 2015.”
VanBuskirk said that even the elevator that the stage has been adjacent to is moving.
Ottawa Jazz Festival Executive Director Catherine O'Grady confirmed the loss of the stage for 2014, and said the festival was not looking for a replacement.
The Ottawa Chamberfest will feature renowned jazz clarinetist Don Byron this summer in three shows – two jazz, and one more reminiscent of Brahms.
That's typical of this year's festival and in particular its late-night Chamberfringe. Many of its concerts will cross musical boundaries, combining jazz, classical, world music, and other genres:
- Jazz cellist Andrew Downing explores Turkish music
- the Sicilian Jazz Project teams up with Franco-Italian singer Pilar
- Tim Brady performs 24 Frames for video and electric guitar
- the Campbell/Afiara Project brings a lush chamber sound to jazz and Brazilian choro
- Tiempo Libre combines Afro-Cuban jazz with Bach, and
- Ottawa composer Jesse Stewart goes off-planet.
“I'm thrilled to be able to have a number of very cool jazz components at this festival,” Chamberfest artistic director Roman Borys told OttawaJazzScene.ca at the festival launch April 15. “It's always a very special treat for me."
For jazz fans, the highest-profile show will be Don Byron's New Gospel Quintet on July 25. In 2012, Byron released Love, Peace, and Soul, a jazz hommage to the gospel tradition, and in particular the legacies of Thomas A. Dorsey and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. He's been touring that combination of traditional Christian hymns with the rhythmic disciplines of jazz and blues ever since.
Roman Borys saw Byron perform with the quintet last fall in Toronto: “It was just fantastic.” That lineup included several Toronto jazz musicians who will also play at Chamberfest: Michael Occhipinti (guitar) and Roberto Occhipinti (bass), and Juno-awarding winning vocalist Divine Brown, who has a five-octave vocal range.
For more than a dozen years, jazz bassist John Geggie has brought superb jazz players from Canada and the world to play together in new combinations. Tonight in Ottawa at the NAC Fourth Stage, and tomorrow afternoon in Kingston, is the latest – and perhaps last – in this long-running series of concerts.
But if it is, he's leaving with a great lineup, with many Juno-award-winning Canadian jazz musicians. Geggie has played with every one of them at a previous concert in his series, some several times.
Saxophonists Christine Jensen (2014 Juno) and Joel Miller (2013 Juno), and pianist David Braid (2012 Juno) are all well-known as ground-breaking composers as well as instrumentalists. Trumpeter and composer Jim Lewis is a frequent face in Ottawa, performing with Geggie and with Christine Duncan, and is a long-time instructor at the JazzWorks Jazz Camp. Drummer Ted Warren has played in many memorable concerts here.
The one thing you can guarantee about a Geggie Invitational concert is that it won't just be a collection of greatest hits. Each musician contributes music, but the group reworks it and gives it new interpretations. As Geggie said in an email, “Ultimately, I simply wanted to put together a fun band of friends and create some creative music.”
– Alayne McGregor
OttawaJazzScene.ca invites you to take part in the first-ever OttawaJazzScene.ca Jazz Favourites Poll.
What do you like most about jazz in Ottawa-Gatineau?
- What was your favourite festival presenting jazz ?
- Which venue did you most like to listen to jazz in?
- Which radio show played the jazz you liked hearing?
- Which CD released in 2013 was your favourite? ... and more!
There's a lot of exciting jazz and creative, improvised music being played and heard in Ottawa-Gatineau, and we're asking you to pick your favourites for 2013. Not “the best” – sometimes even picking the criteria for “best” can be difficult – but simply your favourite, whether it's a big band, or a concert series, or a jazz jam.
Why now? It's JazzApril this month, and we wanted to put a local angle on this international celebration. And we wanted to recognize and honour our Ottawa-Gatineau successes – people, business, and non-profits who are making great music and supporting jazz and creative improvised music.
A year after his death, Jacques Emond's huge collection of jazz CDs and vinyl records lives on at Carleton University. They are a vital part of the tens of thousands of music recordings and scores which have been recently donated to or acquired by Carleton University – now making its music collection of more than 70,000 recordings one of the largest among Canadian universities.
“We had a minimal jazz collection, that consisted almost exclusively of CDs,” Carleton U music professor and Juno-award-winning jazz musician and improviser Dr. Jesse Stewart told OttawaJazzScene.ca.
He was very much hands-on in helping grow the jazz collection in the last six months: purchasing boxes to move the music to Carleton University and packing and transporting the LPs. (He even used one of the sixty empty cardboard boxes as a startling musical instrument at the 2013 IMOOfest [review])
“I feel like Carleton will now have one of the best collections of any Canadian university in terms of recorded jazz.”
At Omer Klein's concert Wednesday night, you'll hear the result of a life-long love affair with the piano.
The Israeli-born jazz pianist, who studied in the U.S. with Fred Hersch and Danilo Perez, was immediately transfixed when, as a child, he saw a piano being played for the first time.
“It wasn't so much that the specific music did anything to me, it was just the sound of the instrument, and also the look – the black and white keys. It became very, very clear to me that I must press these keys. I don't know a better way to put it. I just felt very strongly that I needed to do that.”
His concert at the NAC Fourth Stage is the start of an eight-date cross-country tour, from Ottawa to Victoria. It will be his Canadian debut, the first time he has played here despite being introduced to jazz by an Oscar Peterson CD.
The piano will be up-front throughout: on the stage will just be Klein on piano and his long-time musical collaborator, Haggai Cohen-Milo, on double bass. No effects, just the natural sound of the instruments.
“The piano, it's such an amazing instrument. It's so open. It's inviting the pianist to find his or her way to create nuance, to get colours out of the instrument. It's really capable of a wide area of colours and nuance, and I don't think that any effects are necessary.”
He and Cohen-Milo “use a very wide variety of textures when we play, so there is a lot of interplay going on and listening to each other and reacting to each other. The melody can jump around in any direction, harmonies are played by everyone. So it's creating rich textures.”
Klein, who now lives in Germany, has toured worldwide, and released five albums. The latest consists of all originals and features his trio, with Cohen-Milo and drummer Ziv Ravitz. He calls the compositions on the album “songs”, and emphasizes they could be sung, hummed, or even whistled. “They have this kind of lyrical quality.”
“I think my first inspirations as a musician were songs, the human voice singing a three-minute song. That's what I heard first. I discovered jazz later and I discovered the classical instrumental music later. I just think that really emotionally I'm based in that, in song.”
But at the same time he stresses that he and Cohen-Milo are jazz musicians, and how important improvisation is to their performances.
The musical connection between pianist Brian Browne and vocalist Steve Berndt is immediately apparent. Walking into the piano showroom where I was to meet them, I could see Browne playing the piano, Berndt listening intently, with obvious enjoyment. As we talked, they amplified each others' comments, and laughed and joked together.
This Friday at the NAC Fourth Stage, they release their second album as a duo: All Over Again. It's a direct sequel to 2012's Déjà Vu, and even the album titles are linked. As Berndt explains, it's two halves of a quote from baseball great Yogi Berra: “It's déjà vu all over again”.
Four of the songs, all jazz standards, were recorded in 2012; others were recorded recently.
“Some of the tracks that we recorded in the original Déjà Vu sessions were very good, and I had to make a decision about having an album with 17 or 18 songs on it,” Berndt said. And so I made some decisions about what would be on Déjà Vu, and there's always been these extra tracks.”
“And so I began thinking it would be good to do a bookend album using those tracks, and also to have the chance to record with Brian again. So that's part of the reason I named it All Over Again. So all I had to do was to write a song called 'All Over Again' that was worth listening to and good.”
The bookend theme extends to the cover art. Both CD covers feature piano keyboards, but All Over Again is in ivory and gold, contrasting with Déjà Vu's black and white.
Ottawa guitarist and composer Roddy Ellias has left audiences in both Ottawa and Montreal absorbed and delighted by his live music with his trio. This month Ellias, bassist Adrian Vedady, and drummer Thom Gossage are putting out their first CD as a group, Monday's Dream. They're marking the occasion with a CD release concert in Ottawa on March 22 and in Montreal on March 30.
The trio recorded the album starting last December, and prepared for it with a well-received concert at GigSpace in November. OttawaJazzScene.ca interviewed Ellias after the concert about his music, and you see highlights from their concert and that interview in our video below.
– Brett Delmage
You can hear samples from the Monday's Dream and purchase tracks or the whole album at www.roddyellias.com
See OttawaJazzScene.ca's interview with Roddy about the upcoming CD, and our photos and story about their last Ottawa concert:
- Roddy Ellias stops fidgeting and hits the Record button
- Diverse concerts sell out to Ottawa audiences
- The community celebrates Ottawa Jazz Hero Roddy Ellias (video)
The Mash Potato Mashers will parade for their final time on Friday, April 4, after four years of never standing still.
Masher leader Mike Essoudry told OttawaJazzScene.ca that the April 4 gig at Irene's Pub – where the band was a perennial favourite – would be the band's last.
“It was a great run, a great time. We had a [cross-Canada] tour, records. It was really fun. And I thought, if it's not going to be that fun and we can't work on stuff, then we can stop.”
One consistent description of the eight-piece marching band has been “fun”. No sitting down and looking serious. No sheet music (they memorize their entire repertoire). In performance they're constantly on the move, whether playing in the street at jazz festivals or shimmying through local clubs, and making the audience laugh with their musical and non-musical antics.
But managing a band that size is “difficult”, Essoudry said. “It used to be very easy, at the beginning of that band: the organization was easy, the gigs were very easy. It was easy to do the work when stuff was coming in; it was really great."
“But it was just getting harder and it was getting stressful for me to think about it. I'd get a call for a gig and then I'd email people and then I wouldn't get replies for days. And it's like I can't be chasing people. So that got a little frustrating that way. And I know people are busy: I know two kids have been born in the time and things have happened. Craig [Pedersen] has moved to Montreal, and the first drummer quit the band.”
He decided now was the time to leave. “But it was great. We had a really great time. It was fun; it was a good thing. It was a unique thing for Ottawa.”
- Bumpin' Binary grooves on organ and drums
- 2React takes hip-hop back to its roots in jazz
- Jesse Stewart brings renowned improviser William Parker to Ottawa for innovative concerts and lectures
- Jesse Stewart talks about the challenges of making music outdoors at -25C (video)
- After 30 years playing jazz, Phil Dwyer is going to law school
- Beeched Wailers open a new jazz jam at the Rochester Pub & Eatery
- Café Nostalgica is bringing back jazz nights
- Matt Dusk and Molly Johnson to celebrate Christmas with the NAC Orchestra
- Jesse Stewart brings Jane Bunnett, one of his favourite musicians, to Ottawa
- Tonight is the last night for the iconic Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver
- Jérôme Beaulieu meets his audiences half-way, with melodic and unexpected jazz
- A Jazzy March in Ottawa-Gatineau
- Festival of New Trumpet Music in Montreal March 13 to 16
- Denzal Sinclaire pays tribute to his musical hero Nat King Cole - with orchestra
- Once a year, Michael Pytura celebrates his favourite big band jazz singers
- The Maskell-Cousineau Quintet: serious, accessible, and fun music
- Juno Award nominations recognize many musicians who played in Ottawa-Gatineau
- FOLKRUM dreams big for a new Ottawa-Gatineau concert venue
- Afrocentric jazz returns to Le Petit Chicago after an intense and satisfying debut
- Ottawa-Gatineau's 2013 Jazz Score
- Roddy Ellias, Petr Cancura, and Andrew Downing form equal sides of trekan
- Clayton Connell shows his piano range Wednesday, before heading off to Austria
- Jazzin' the Holidays creates holiday cheer for GigSpace (video)
- Ottawa Jazz Festival shows a 2013 surplus, mainly from non-jazz acts and beer
- AlphaSoul Café to close its doors after more than two years presenting jazz
- Capital Vox remembers Dave Brubeck through both his words and music
- Jamie Baum and Jane Bunnett bring new, Indian-influenced music to life
- Bryn Roberts returns to making his own, lyrical music
- Preserving unique performances: Marc Bright-Chochlekov, GigSpace recording engineer
- Roddy Ellias stops fidgeting and hits the Record button
- David Occhipinti in Ottawa Friday afternoon to debut his new chamber jazz CD
- An early and jazzy start to Christmas
- Donations to jazz radio shows fall while CKCU exceeds funding target
- IMOOfest to return after financial break-even and artistic successes
- Will Accordion Conspiracy take over IMOOfest? (video)
- Phil Nimmons and David Braid reinvent their music with each concert
- Mortimer Katz remembered: a very long life filled with bebop
- Three Ottawa vocalists recreate classic Ella and Billie Newport concerts (video)
- William Parker tells Guelph 2013: You can't resurrect the jazz masters
- Garry Elliott and Steve Boudreau share the improvising spirit in their new CD
- Which Canadian jazz musicians did “NAC Presents” miss? (commentary)
- More Saturday night jazz at AlphaSoul Café
- NAC Presents instrumental jazz in its 2013-14 program
- Nick Fraser's CD is full of resonances
- Adam Daudrich celebrates the tradition of the jazz piano trio with his own new music
- Steve Boudreau's back, with a new solo CD
- L'OFF Festival in Montreal and Le Festival de Jazz de Quebec announce lineups for October
- Ottawa -2; Montreal +2
- Jesse Stewart's Gnomon Variations a timely arrival for 20th Guelph Jazzfest
- Second annual IMOOfest in November
- Merrickville Jazz Festival announces its third annual line-up
- Paul Tynan sees different big band styles on each side of the border
- Jayme Stone expands the horizons of the banjo, along with his favourite musicians
- Scott Thomson explains how he fills large spaces with resonant sound
- Guelph Jazz Festival celebrates 20th Anniversary with World Artist Summit Sep 3-8
- Three young musicians bring new music and their new experiences back to Ottawa
- Christine Duncan's Element Choir is looking for singers
- Jazz on Canada Day?
- AlphaSoul jazzfest jams get jammed
- Alan Jones embraces risk with his all-Canadian, all-star sextet
- The Stretch Orchestra makes jazz bend
- Gypsophilia at the Ottawa Jazz Festival on Saturday
- Two exceptional percussionists play the Ottawa Jazz Festival this week (video)
- Almonte's JazzN announces new house concerts, reflects on successful first year
- Roberto López combines Colombian rhythms and jazz into danceable music
- Listeners follow Ottawa Jazz Festival jams westward to AlphaSoul Cafe
- Rendez-Vous Rideau Stage ready for first Jazzfest performance at noon today
- Ottawa Jazz Festival's good jazz, for free!
- Three generations of music at Italian Week Festival
- See jazz guitarists play cool guitars at Ottawa Guitar Show
- Two jazz improvisers put on their cowboy boots
- Be Bop Duo does pho
- Festival de Jazz Desjardins and other free jazz concerts come to Aylmer in July
- Stellar year for young Ottawa musicians at 2013 MusicFest Canada
- 2013 Ottawa Jazz Festival jams move 3.5 km west to Hintonburg
- Gaby Warren: a jazz fanatic steps to the other side of the footlights
- The community celebrates Ottawa Jazz Hero Roddy Ellias (video)
- Next concert in John Geggie Invitational series may be the last
- Split Cycle: One Band, Two Cities, Three Continents
- Kellylee Evans to appear again at NAC Presents
- 2013 Montreal Jazz Festival celebrates pianists – and the late Dave Brubeck
- Jazzfest 2013: Great jazz from across Canada
- Jeff Johnston returns to his trio's musical roots and then moves forward with his new album
- Expecting the unexpected at Saturday's GigSpace concert of improvising composers
- No Ottawa Jazz Festival jam sessions in 2013? Listeners object.
- Jazzfest 2013: Local musicians you will want to hear
- Ottawa Jazz Festival 2013 lineup: what's on
- Jazzfest 2013: Finding the music you like, by local musicians
- 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
- Roddy Ellias: a humble Jazz Hero
- Roddy Ellias can fill an entire room with the music from just his guitar (video)
- 2013 Chamberfest builds on past jazz successes, adds Phil Dwyer & Don Thompson
- Kate Oakley's "Hot Fusion" exhibit is inspired by "the energy of jazz"
- Hamid Drake and Jesse Stewart: percussion as you've never heard it before this Friday
- Guitar Now! Festival to present workshops, concerts and jams in May
- Laila Biali takes risks with choosing and playing music
- ZenKitchen to offer jazz every second Sunday
- Monday night jazz is returning to Le Petit Chicago
- Ottawa Jazz Festival announces Main Stage lineup for 2013: music of every style
- Brookstreet makes jazz the option seven nights a week
- Ottawa's Souljazz Orchestra nominated for 2013 Juno Award
- Nick Maclean creates a new sound with Snaggle
- Chucho Valdés to play at 2013 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Ottawa jazz vocalist finalist for local arts award
- 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
- 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"
- Renée Yoxon: Two years of Monday late-night jazz
- CKCU-FM pays tribute to Jacques Emond on Sunday afternoon
- Local jazz fans pack the house for last Monday jazz night at Le Petit Chicago
- Remembering Jacques Emond's life-long love of jazz
- Cory Weeds swings across the country and into Ottawa
- How do you run a successful jazz club? We ask The Cellar's Cory Weeds
- Monday jazz at Le Petit Chicago canceled suddenly
- Jacques Emond funeral announced
- Helping each other (Ottawa-Gatineau Jazz in 2012)
- Where's that sound (not) coming from? (Ottawa-Gatineau Jazz in 2012)
- Ottawa-Gatineau Jazz in 2012: The doors that opened and closed, songs that started and ended
- CDs in every style released (Ottawa-Gatineau Jazz in 2012)
- The festival experience here and near (Ottawa-Gatineau Jazz in 2012)
- What we heard and what we talked about (Ottawa-Gatineau jazz in 2012)
- Winning the draw (Ottawa-Gatineau Jazz in 2012)
- Our favourite shows (Ottawa-Gatineau jazz in 2012)
- Community supported! (Ottawa-Gatineau Jazz in 2012)
- Three composers cross the jazz boundary
- 2013 Geggie series is shorter and starts later, but has the same spirit
- What's inside Chocolate Hot Pockets ?
- The Nepean All-City Jazz Band: never accepting "good enough"
- The Ottawa Junior Jazz Band: a passion to play
- Fred Hersch, Charlie Hunter headline 2013 Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival
- 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
- Learn more about the Ottawa Jazz Festival at its AGM this Thursday, November 22
- Tim Bedner finds the right time for his first CD
- Rob Frayne Dream Band plays in closing festival tribute to Jacques Emond
- 2012 CKCU funding drive ends this Sunday (November 4)
- A musical connection which spans continents
- Inaugural IMOOfest opens with a strong lineup, with more to follow tonight
- IMOO: Still making it up as they go, two years later (video)
- OttawaJazzScene.ca wants to take you on a free musical adventure this weekend!
- NAC Presents - an all-vocal jazz lineup for 2012-13
- Robi Botos wins the 2012 TD Grand Prize at the Montreal Jazz Festival
- Déjá Vu live with Steve Berndt and Brian Browne
- 2012 Guelph Jazz Festival: around the world and into new places
- You'll lose sleep over Guelph's Nuit Blanche
- A musical preview of Renée Yoxon's and Mark Ferguson's new CD
- Yoxon/Ferguson CD fundraising campaign reaches its goal
- Strong jazz lineup in Ottawa and Gatineau this fall
- John MacLeod harnesses the creative energy of a big band with his Rex Hotel Jazz Orchestra
- Riverside looks to the past to move into the future
- Carleton University Jazz Camp thinks big with its evening concerts this week
- Chamber Elements: Many unique ways of listening to improvised music
- This weekend: choose how you hear the music at Chamber Elements
- 2012 Chamberfest: "a real fascination with jazz"
- FestivAsia brings Jazz to Chinatown this summer
- Notes in Triplicate's world premiere at Avant-Garde
- More jazz - in Montreal
- Mash Potato Mashers attract the masses 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
- Why OttawaJazzScene.ca is not covering the 2012 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Last song for JazzWorks jam coordinator Peter Liu
- Jacques Emond honoured as a Jazz Hero tonight
- The other outdoor jazz festival: in Aylmer in July and August
- Two voices are more than one at Boy's Night Out
- Poetry inspires music at IMOO on Sunday
- Diane White: a career with unexpected twists
- Hear about the new Jazz Festival CD
- Craig Pedersen explores Grey Areas with his new CD
- Peace & Rhythm: free jazz that sustains the melody
- Ottawa Hard Bop Association co-leaders speak about their music
- It's Déjá Vu with Steve Berndt and Brian Browne
- The Kelly Craig Sextet plays Adam Daudrich at the NAC Fourth Stage
- Michael Snow: making music in the now
- Brandi Disterheft: "you can only be who you are, on stage"
- Alex Moxon talks about his new 4tet and his music
- Norah Jones, Souljazz Orchestra, Lucas Haneman at Bluesfest 2012
- Renée Yoxon: making Dave Frishberg her pal
- Pat LaBarbera: An Elder Speaks
- Jazzfest 2012: Younger and a bit jazzier but definitely covered (an analysis)
- Jazzfest 2012: Jazz music highlights of the 2012 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- 2012 Ottawa Jazz Festival lineup: what's on
- Jazzfest 2012: For the Listener
- Jazzfest 2012: jams will be familiar but unpredictable
- 2012 Ottawa Jazz Festival lineup advance preview
- Oscar Peterson: Germans and Canadians celebrate music that transcends boundaries
- Three Ottawa vocalists await their critiques in the final NAC Manhattan on the Rideau masterclass
- The Stretch Orchestra wins a 2012 Juno Award; tour delayed
- CYJO heats up Ottawa with a Latin vibe and 46 musicians
- Juno nominee Fern Lindzon: "whatever inspires"
- Celebrating Katie Malloch's commitment to jazz
- Amy Cervini: swinging in her own way with Blossom Dearie
- 2012 Ottawa Jazz Festival: pass prices increase
- The Walrus Guitar Quartet: all together
- Pulse Mondiale warms up the Winter 2012 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Stretch Orchestra nominated for Juno Award
- Our 2011 recap: jazz and improvisation probe the boundaries in Ottawa
- The Titanium Trio: a different sound each time
- David Occhipinti: beyond categories
- Ottawa musicians: Festival deadlines in January
- Have a jazzy New Year's Eve!
- Zakari Frantz initiates a new era at Le Petit Chicago
- A Very Ayler Christmas
- CBC's Share Central features jazz on Friday
- Inside the Music: every musician has a story
- Franky Rousseau: thinking large
- Jazz Festival Winter series: a February weekend of Canadian jazz (+1)
- Craig Pedersen Quartet CD Release Concert gets a bravo
- JunoFest: an opportunity for Ottawa-area jazz musicians
- Two modern big bands: one small bar
- Controversy over non-jazz acts reaches Ottawa Jazz Festival Annual Meeting
- Craig Pedersen, Hands-on musician
- NCC cuts funding for Canada Day jazz programming and Jazz Youth Summit
- Roddy Ellias reunites with Vic Juris for the third time
- Capital Vox stretches the boundaries with jazz and the Beatles
- Susie Ibarra: listening to the elders
- Season tickets available for 2011-12 Geggie series
- More local jazz for the CKCU funding drive
- Alice Groves: a flowing lateral arabesque
- Hear jazz artists on CBC before you see them!
- Bernard Stepien reminds you that CKCU FM 93.1 supports local jazz
- Mark Miller releases his latest book: "Way Down that Lonesome Road"
- Roda da Samba produces smiles
- Standards singers overflow new GigSpace at Culture Days
- The Robert Fontaine Quartet: Jazz to enjoy
- Jazz to look forward to in 2011-12
- National Arts Centre enriching its Canadian jazz lineup
- The 2011 OttawaJazzScene.ca Jazz Listener Survey Results
- 2011-12 Geggie series: more Canadian ... or not?
- Where there's no smoke there's Fire
- It's about time to see Jesse Stewart's "Time pieces"
- Bill Jupp Sextet packs in appreciative audience at Taste of Wellington
- Carleton University Jazz Camp: from the inside
- Put jazz into the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards
- Ottawa Jazz Festival to produce compilation CD of local artists
- NAC announces 2011-12 Manhattan on the Rideau masterclasses
- Ottawa performers and listeners look forward to 2011 Guelph Jazz Festival
- Differences in ticket prices?
- Roddy Ellias, Brian Browne, Michel Donato: emphasizing the melody
- Jerry Granelli interview on CBC, now on-line
- A rare chance to hear Charlie Parker's music live
- This weekend: JAZZ.FM Live Webstream of "What it takes to make it in today's music business"
- Chamberfest shows off links between classical and jazz music
- Julie Lamontagne Quartet opens 2011 Festival de Jazz Desjardins
- Granelli, Hoenig, SF Jazz Collective in Ottawa in October
- JazzWorks jams feeling the pressures of success
- Pssst! Jazz in Aylmer in July and August!
- Nicole Ratté dresses Québec songs in jazz
- Jazzfest 2011: Nicole Ratté Quintet at Rendez-Vous Rideau Jazz Stage
- Jazzfest 2011: Megan Jerome brings unusual instrumentation and songs to Rendez-Vous Rideau Jazz Stage
- Jazzfest 2011: Lucas Haneman Trio at Rendez-Vous Rideau Jazz Stage
- Jazzfest 2011: Angele Desbois Jazz Ensemble Rendez-Vous with their audience
- How to enjoy the 2011 Ottawa Jazz Festival more
- TD Ottawa Jazz Festival denies 2011 media access to OttawaJazzScene.ca
- Caridad Cruz fires up the Ottawa Jazz Festival OLG Noon Stage on Friday
- 'My First NAC' recognizes three promising Ottawa jazz artists
- PianoLessMonk returns at IMOO on Sunday June 19
- Doug Martin undertakes an Odyssey
- Hugh Masekela replaces Youssou N'Dour in the 2011 Ottawa Jazz Festival lineup
- Ottawa Jazz Festival's Catherine O'Grady receives award for Festival work
- Daniel Ko receives the 2011 Yamaha Kando award at MusicFest Canada
- Marc Decho's NU-Trio: "It's just going to get more interesting now"
- Who has priority in Ottawa Jazz Festival line-ups? (And why you don't want to be late.)
- 2011 Ottawa Jazz Festival lineup: what's on
- Less outdoor and more indoor jazz at the 2011 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Ottawa Jazz Festival Programmer Petr Cancura talks about the 2011 Festival
- Jazz Festival workshops gone
- One fewer stage at the 2011 Ottawa Jazz Festival
- 2011 Ottawa Jazz Festival Jam sessions move 4 blocks closer
- Inside the Scene: The Matt Aston Trio at Café Nostalgica
- Ottawa Jazz Festival 2011 artists: first tickets on sale
- Congratulations to Juno winner Kellylee Evans!
- David Braid: uncovering music
- An epic composition: brown study at IMOO
- MVP Quartet plays their final February show at Café Nostalgica tonight
- The Denisons: a family playing jazz together
- A tribute to Bill Jupp's lasting influence
- Jazz in the woods attracts a large and quiet audience
- IMOO founders present original music on February 20
- M. Sean Dowd: Poetic reviewer of improvised music
- New Ottawa venue Flamingo wants to showcase jazz musicians
- Mayor Jim Watson and Industry Minister Tony Clement at Feb 8 NAC masterclass with Wycliffe Gordon
- Inside the Scene: Don Cummings and the Back-Talk Organ Trio
- John Geggie presents an all-Canadian show, with jazz stalwarts from Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto
- Vanessa Mercier debuts at Paradiso
- Ottawa Jazz Orchestra rethinks its season; postpones shows
- Ottawa Jazz Festival names Petr Cancura as new programming director
- 2010: a busy year for Jazz and improvisation in Ottawa
- Our most memorable Ottawa-Gatineau jazz shows in 2010
- Mark Ferguson interview tonight on CHUO-FM
- A CD for Christmas: A Very Ayler Christmas
- Christine Fagan: a collaboration with lyrics
- Ottawa Jazz Festival reports small loss, continued worries
- Peter Hum on the other side of the keyboards
- Prairie Scene includes jazz
- Ottawa Jazz Orchestra: new name, new location, some new sounds
- Roddy Ellias: "I'm going to continue playing music"
- Win a Free ticket to the exciting Ottawa Jazz Festival Showcase at the NAC Fourth Stage
- Silent - except for the music
- Lettuce listen to jazz
- JazzWorks Jam is a jam
- Mentoring evenings return to Café Paradiso
- Geggie Series artists for 2010-11 revealed
- Ottawa jazz concert on CBC-TV this Saturday evening
- Carleton University Jazz Camp: a happy first set
- Festival volunteers: your feedback is needed
- Cuban percussion master joins Los Gringos concert
- Letourneau-Ferguson-Bedner-Overs present first Carleton U Jazz Camp concert
- Lucas Haneman wins national music contest
- Carleton U Jazz Camp commences
- Servantes on CBC TV Saturday
- Jane Bunnett and the Cuban Piano Masters Ottawa concert now available for relistening
- Chick Corea's new trio in Ottawa October 3
- Craig Pedersen talks about the Pedersen Essoudry Wellman Trio playing freely
- OttawaJazzScene.ca celebrates our first year!
- Festival's Jazz Workshop Series offered eclectic treats
- Dave Brubeck and NAC Orchestra draw 10,500 listeners to the Park
- Ottawa's Souljazz Orchestra returns to the Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Roy Hargrove returns to the Ottawa Jazz Festival Main Stage
- Mostly Other People do the Killing at the Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Mainstage duo silences Confederation Park
- Ottawa-Gatineau musicians not to be missed during the Jazzfest
- Al Henderson Septet at the Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra at the Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Roddy Ellias and Jeri Brown at the Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Local artists present eclectic mix at first of three OLG Workshops
- Herbie Hancock crosses over at the Ottawa Jazz Festival
- Ottawa Jazz Festival opens to enthusiastic crowds despite rain, delays
- 2010 Jazz Festival Countdown: Playing with friends
- 2010 Jazz Festival Countdown: Jazz Talk at the Festival
- 2010 Jazz Festival Countdown: The joy of jams with John Geggie
- 2010 Jazz Festival Countdown: Ottawa's Jazz history in focus
- 2010 Jazz Festival Countdown: Jazz in the Glebe
- 2010 Jazz Festival Countdown: CBC tapes the Festival
- 2010 Jazz Festival Countdown: Confederation Park prep commences
- The October Trio keeps Ottawa audience listening
- 2010 Jazz Festival Countdown: Alternatives to the Festival
- 2010 Jazz Festival Countdown: "Decoration" at the festival?
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: June 23 free concert lineup revealed
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: Ron Sweetman's radio show samples the Festival
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: New Festival "Platinum" seating: $65 to sit near the stage?
- The 2010 TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival is coming!
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: Jim Fogo receives Community Recognition Award
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: Dave Brubeck
- CBC broadcasts Michael Snow / Jesse Stewart concert
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: New headliner for first Saturday
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: Hidden Artists
- Jazz Evolution at the Lookout Bar is no more
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: John Scofield returns
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: Herbie Hancock returns
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: Canada Day Jazz: Not just in Confederation Park
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: Christine and Ingrid Jensen
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: What the loss of Marquee funding means for jazz festival fans
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: Bill Frisell
- 2010 Ottawa Jazz Festival Countdown: by the numbers
- Capital Vox: having fun with Paul Simon
- Roddy Ellias at Music and Beyond Festival
- No Marquee funding for Ottawa jazz festival
- Ottawa Jazz Festival announces closing act
- Full house celebrates Hugh O'Connor's CD Release "For the First Time"
- Tulip Festival: lots of big bands
- A modicum of jazz at Bluesfest
- Chamberfest: jazz for classical music fans
- Hugh O'Connor, 81, records CD “For the First Time”
- A new jazz camp in town
- 4 saxes + 2 flutes + clarinet + 2 players = much texture
- JazzFest 2010: Great artists, and more to come
- JazzFest 2010: Lots of local artists
- JazzFest 2010: Free OLG Stage returns with local artists, unusual music
- JazzFest 2010: Not the same festival for fans
- A look and listen inside Theo Bleckmann's masterclass with Renée Yoxon
- Paradiso mentoring series to continue next fall
- Hard-working audience treated to Treatise
- Big group, big sound, big ideas
- Ottawa-Gatineau contributors considered for Jazz Awards
- Jacques Emond retirement party tonight
- All ears for René Gely, Evandro Gracelli, Rob Graves at Paradiso
- Karen Oxorn, Caroline Gibson, and Marcie Campbell make spring blossom
- Nicole Ratté: coming to jazz by her own path
- TD Jazz Youth Summit: Apply by March 30
- New - Free classified ads service
- Roddy Ellias at Cafe Paradiso
- Indoor / Outdoor Jazz
- Jamie Baum: developing her own sound on the flute
- The Mash Potato Mashers: a very big sound
- Mike Essoudry: New adventures in sound
- Coolest concert of the year: Glacialis at Winterlude
- January 29 deadline for Jazz Festival applications
- One, Two, Three for Haiti raises $570
- Still undecided for New Year's?
- Roddy Ellias unveils his 2010 series at Café Paradiso
- The John Geggie Project interview on RWAC - tonight
- December 31 deadline for Jazz Festival applications
- Holiday Listening
- Ottawa Jazz Festival plans program changes for 2010
- Fall in Love with Capital Vox: not your standard fall choir concert
- 4th Stage gets "Extreme Makeover" on Thursday - Jazz versions of pop hits
- Cory Weeds: Dedication inspires me
- Tim Bedner helps students learn from the masters
- Los Gringos has a rousing reunion
- Ottawa Jazz Festival Fall/Winter series announced
- The Geggie Project on CBC Radio
- John Geggie's 2009-10 series at the NAC Fourth Stage
- Geggie series released
- Live soundtracks by local jazz musicians at the Mayfair Theatre
- One fewer jazz club in Ottawa
- RIP: Doug McNab
- Karsh photographed jazz musicians, too
- CBC broadcasts the Jazz Festival: July 25, Aug. 11
- Petr Cancura's Jazz Workshops: Worth Hearing
- Mike Tremblay, Murley play together for first time on July 6
- Marching band drums up interest at the 'Fest
- Rain, rain go away
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