Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $105 (Friends of JazzWorks or full-time students); $135 otherwise

Have You ever Wanted to Learn to Sing Jazz?

Whether you are new to vocal jazz, or want to take your music to new heights of expression and musicality, JazzWorks is hosting a workshop series that is designed to help you achieve your goals. This comprehensive, hands-on series of workshops will be led by jazz vocalist Sharada Banman, who holds a Masters degree in music, is an educator in the vocal program at Vanier College in Montreal, and is a regular faculty member at JazzWorks.

In addition to touching on the fundamental and essential parts of jazz development, under Sharada’s professional coaching participants will work with accomplished accompanists in song presentation and performance.

The first day-long workshop in the series is Learning a New Tune in Your Personal Style. In the morning, participants will learn how to build a repertoire of tunes suited to them, how to create a binder with lead sheets in their key, critical listening and ear training exercises. A traditional masterclass will follow in the afternoon. Participants will sing in front of the group with accompanist Mark Ferguson on piano. Sharada will provide feedback on individual performances and make suggestions on how to improve the songs.

To register or for more information: www.jazzworkscanada.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bluesfest School of Music & Art
450 Churchill Avenue (Westboro)
Ottawa

Monday, October 15, 2012 (and each week until November 19) - 1 to 3 p.m.
Tuition: $95 Soloway members, $115 non-members

Instructor: Adrian Cho

This six-part course will demystify jazz by helping participants understand how jazz originated and evolved and how it was performed over the years. This will give participants the opportunity to appreciate jazz in its many forms. Key figures in the history of jazz including Mile Davis, Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus, Gil Evans, Benny Goodman and many others will be covered. The curriculum will include a focus on the Jewish influence in jazz. The instructor will breakdown jazz performances by providing live demonstrations with other professional jazz musicians.

More information: www.jccottawa.com/programs/adult.html

Soloway Jewish Community Centre
21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa

Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 1 p.m.
Cost: $50 for participants, $10 for audience
Spaces must be purchased in advance at Café Paradiso.

Steve Kuhn will offer a piano masterclass session at Café Paradiso. Minimum of 10 participants required.

Kuhn played with John Coltran and  Kenny Dorham in the 1960s and more recently has recorded with players such as Joe Lovano, Ron Carter, and Tom Harrell.

Café Paradiso
199 Bank Street
613-565-0657
www.cafeparadiso.ca

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 6 p.m.
Free, but advance registration required to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ten Legal Problems You Didn't Know You Had
Sponsored by Artists' Legal Services Ottawa

For all artists (not just musicians): legal issues regarding your craft.

alsottawa.ca/ALSO.html

Saw Gallery
67 Nicholas Street (below Arts Court)
Ottawa

Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 1 to 4 p.m.
Free

  • Tom Puwalski - clarinet

Tom Puwalski (Principal Soloist, US Army Field Band, retired) will focus on the improvement of individual and section clarinet sound and intonation. Tom is an excellent clinician, and we would encourage all of your students, local band and ensembles and even yourself to attend. The masterclass will be free, and will also be interactive (so bring your instrument!).

Sponsored by St. John's Music and Backun Musical Services.

St. John's Music
1541 Merivale Road (at Capilano)
Ottawa, ON

Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 10 to 5 p.m.
Free

Hosted by the University of Ottawa, and includes:

  • masterclasses in the morning
  • clinics in the afternoon
  • a concert by the University of Ottawa saxophone studio at 3 p.m.
  • equipment displays by local music stores.

Perez Hall
610 Cumberland Street
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

Friday, November 18, 2011
Part IIA: 10 a.m. to noon
Part IIB: 2 to 4 p.m.
Free admission

Speaker: Dr. John Chong, an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of occupational injuries suffered by musicians and performers.

Dr. Chong will be speaking on this topic at the university again on February 17, 2012.

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Freiman Hall (Room 121)
Pérez Building (610 Cumberland Street)
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

Friday, February 17, 2012
Part IIIA: 10 a.m. to noon
Part IIIB: 2 to 4 p.m.
Free admission

Speaker: Dr. John Chong, an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of occupational injuries suffered by musicians and performers.

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Freiman Hall (Room 121)
Pérez Building (610 Cumberland Street)
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

Monday, October 28, 2013 - 7 p.m.
Free admission

John Burge of Queen’s University speaks on “10 Approaches to Creativity—A Canadian Composer Works with a Snowdrift”

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Freiman Hall (Room 121)
Pérez Building (610 Cumberland Street)
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Free admission

  • Tim Brady - guitar
In collaboration with the Ottawa New Music Creators.

Known for his radiant orchestrations, his dramatic structures and his innovative guitar work, Tim Brady is a composer and guitarist from Montreal who has created music in a wide range of genres ranging from chamber and orchestral music to electroacoustic works, chamber opera, contemporary dance scores, jazz and free improvisation.  Brady regularly tours North America, Europe, Asia and Australia as an electric guitar soloist, performing his own music as well as new works which he commissions from other composers in his effort to create a new voice for the electric guitar.


Room 109
Pérez Building (610 Cumberland)
University of Ottawa