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MVP Quartet plays their final February show at Café Nostalgica tonight

Mark Fraser turns a beautiful day into a beautiful night with the MVP Quartet at Café Nostalgica on Feb 2, 2011.  ©Brett Delmage.  Shannon Smith, Megan Jerome and Petr Cancura sit in with the MVP Quartet at Café Nostalgica on 2011 Feb 16. ©Brett Delmage, 2011

Mark Fraser works on turning a beautiful day into a wonderful evening.    Shannon Smith, Megan Jerome and Petr Cancura join in to expand the sound.
click a photo to see a larger view. ©Brett Delmage

The MVP Quartet has been playing Wednesday nights this month at Café Nostalgica, with not only chord changes, but also `M`, 'V' and 'P' changes, depending on the week. Listeners have enjoyed variations on the tunes from Peter Hum's first CD, 'A Boy's Journey'. On February 16, Shannon Smith and Megan Jerome pumped up their vocal chords to deliver 'Do nothing till you hear from me', 'Willow Weep for Me' and 'Bye Bye Blackbird' in a spirited manner without aid of vocal mics. And Petr Cancura, the Ottawa Jazz Festival's new programming director who was in Ottawa for festival biz last week, sat in with some extended solos on his soprano sax that further energized the audience.

Tonight is the final evening of the MVP Quartet for this month's booking. If you want to know how it really happens, you`ll just have to be there.

See the detailed event listing.