Saturday, December 10 - 1 to 3 p.m.
Tickets: $20 ($10 for students). Limited seating available
Inside the Music, hosted by Tim Bedner, presents a workshop with master double bassist John Geggie. Open to all, musicians and listeners alike.
"Most cities have them: musicians who act like a lightning rod, focusing and driving their jazz scenes. In Ottawa, Canada, bassist John Geggie has been one of those significant focal points for two decades.” John Kelman 2010 All About Jazz
John Geggie is active in the Ottawa- Gatineau region as a freelance double bass player and teacher. He is in the eleventh year of curating and performing in his own acclaimed concert series at the NAC Fourth Stage. While a member of the award-winning Chelsea Bridge and the Juno- nominated Angstones, John toured extensively in Canada, the U. S. and Europe; he has two CDs available in his own name. His concert and performing credits include such jazz luminaries as Billy Hart, Tim Berne, David Murray, Myra Melford, Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, Evan Parker, Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Ted Nash and Vic Juris. John is also on the faculty at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, as well as at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.
Inside the Music Lecture, Concert and Workshop Series is a presentation that strives to bring the audience an opportunity to get to know the guest artist and his or her music background.
During the presentation, jazz musician, teacher and organizer Tim Bedner asks key questions of the guest artist who will then elaborate on who they studied with, their influences, their inspiration. The audience is encouraged to further this discussion during the Q & A session.
In combination with the lecture our guest artist will either provide a workshop, a demonstration or a concert. Tim Bedner will often participate providing accompaniment or forming the second half of a duo. Inside the Music is held in the quiet intimate space of Gigspace at Alcorn Music Studios. Registration is limited to in order to maintain the sense of being a part of the experience.