Last updated March 7, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $95 (JazzWorks members); $125 (non-members)

Looking for a hands-on musical challenge? Attend the JazzWorks Ultimate Jazz Combo Workout!

Building on twenty years of successful summer camp workshops, JazzWorks is pleased to announce the March launch of its first Ultimate Jazz Combo Workout, organized by our Artistic Director John Geggie.

This intensive one-day event focuses on playing pre-selected well-known tunes in different styles, keys, feels, group combinations and tempos– the ultimate combo workout for all musicians. There will be a limit of 40 participants, to be divided into two sections, each with the capacity for up to two complete rhythm sections, at least half a dozen instrumentalists and as many as four vocalists. Different combinations within each section will be coached by two faculty members who will offer advice, direction and immediate feedback on such topics as improvisation, ensemble playing, stylistic considerations and group interaction.

Faculty: Joining longtime JazzWorks faculty member Nancy Walker (piano) is Ottawa's most respected and busiest jazz musician, Roddy Ellias (guitar) and JazzWorks newcomer, vocalist and composer Sienna Dahlen from Toronto.

Update March 7: Montreal saxophonist, composer, and arranger Christine Jensen will also be a faculty member, replacing Frank Lozano. Jensen won the Juno Award for Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year in 2011 for her album, Treelines.

All instrumentalists will be required to bring their own instruments and gear; a PA will be provided for the vocalists in each combo. The lists of required repertoire and accompanying instructions will be made available upon registration, to ensure all participants are prepared in advance.

Refreshments will be provided mid morning and mid afternoon. Bring your own lunch

To register or for more information: Anna Frlan at 613-523-0316 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Boulevard
just east of Place d'Orleans
easy and frequent transit access (routes 95 and 101, plus local buses)