Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets: $20, $15 for students

  • Mike Rud - guitar

One of Canada’s finest jazz guitarists, Mike Rud will talk about one of the things that makes jazz unique among musical styles: improvising using a pre-set vocabulary. How do our favorite artists seemingly make grooving melodies up, right off the top of their heads? There’s a fascinating solution to this problem, that is rarely discussed. Don’t miss this under-the-hood perspective, at the engine of jazz improv. It’s a beautiful and inspiring process that will help you play more solidly, and with more inspiration.

Also, Mike will answer your questions on any guitar or jazz topic!

Mike Rud is a jazz guitarist and music teacher currently living in Montreal. He holds two music degrees from McGill University, and has studied at the Banff International Jazz Workshop and with jazz guitar master Jim Hall in New York. Mike has performed with Herb Ellis, Kenny Wheeler, Chuck Israels, Randy Brecker, Ralph Bowen, Joe LaBarbera, Guido Basso, Ian McDougall, P.J. Perry, Tommy Banks, Denzal Sinclaire, John Stetch and many others. He has three CDs of his own out, Whyte Avenue, Chimbe, and Live from Lotusland, and is a guest on several other CDs. He is currently working on a new CD project, Notes on Montreal.

Tickets available at the door. Advance tickets available by calling 613-729-0693. Because of the limited space, advance ticket purchase strongly recommended.

Rud will also be  playing a duo show with Tim Bedner on Sunday at ZenKitchen, and will be playing in a trio at BrookStreet Options Jazz Lounge on Friday and Saturday.

GigSpace (in Alcorn Music Studios)
953 Gladstone Avenue @ Loretta (Little Italy area, one block west of Preston Street)