Tuesday, April 30, 2013 was International Jazz Day. As part of the international celebrations, longtime Ottawa jazz musician Roddy Ellias was officially recognized as a Jazz Hero by the Jazz Journalists Association at a ceremony sponsored by Carleton University, where he teaches.
Join OttawaJazzScene.ca at the celebration and hear from some of Ellias' musical friends who already thought that he was a jazz hero.
– Brett Delmage
Read the full Jazz Hero Award statement for Roddy Ellias
- Roddy Ellias: a humble Jazz Hero
- Roddy Ellias: "I'm going to continue playing music"
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- Marc Copland and Roddy Ellias: finding connections
- Roddy Ellias Ensemble plays an intimate concert of intricate music (review)
- Melody into places far afield: Roddy Ellias with Gene Bertoncini (review)
- Roddy Ellias, Brian Browne, Michel Donato: emphasizing the melody
- Roddy Ellias reunites with Vic Juris for the third time
- The Roddy Ellias Organ Quartet
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