Friday, October 14 to Sunday, October 16
Entire weekend: $300
Saturday evening keynote session on “The Rhythms of Leadership” with Margaret Wheatley and Jerry Granelli only: $50

IGNITE! - a weekend forum exploring the release of creativity and its connections to personal potency and development, through experiential workshops, discussions, personal reflection and a keynote presentation by renowned writer and speaker Margaret Wheatley and drummer Jerry Granelli.

The weekend sessions will involve singing, drumming, movement, discussion and reflection. They will highlight the artistic principles of improvisation, call and response, and community-making to release and empower the individual’s capacity for creativity and illuminate its uses in work and personal settings.

IGNITE! will attract participants from the fields of education, business, arts, and community non-profits. We are planning for 40 participants to attend the forum in its entirety, and open ticket purchase for the keynote address for up to 100 additional attendees Saturday evening. (Note: Weekend participants will have the keynote included in their registration)

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Saturday and Sunday:
St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
314 St. Patrick Street (at Cumberland)
Ottawa
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Friday night’s opening session location to be confirmed.

Sunday, July 17 - 2 to 5 p.m.
Fee: $12

Born and raised in New Orleans, Stanton Moore is a dedicated drummer and performer especially connected to the city, its culture and collaborative spirit. Driven and inspired by the thriving music scene of his hometown which includes such greats as Professor Longhair, Doctor John and The Meters, Moore’s name is now mentioned amongst these Big Easy mainstays.

Moore launched his solo career in 1998 aided by eight-string guitar virtuoso Charlie Hunter and saxophonist Skerik (Les Claypool, John Scofield, Roger Waters). The group recorded All Kooked Out! featuring a handful of local New Orleans musicians as well.

Moore extended his solo discography with the release of Flyin’ the Koop (Verve/Blue Thumb) in 2001, and III (Telarc) in 2006. Following the latter Modern Drummer called Moore’s trademark sound “infectious, jazz-meets-Bonham, nouveau second-line.” Recorded at the legendary Preservation Hall in New Orleans, III featured organist Robert Walter (Greyboy Allstars, The Head Hunters) and guitarist Will Bernard (T.J. Kirk, Doctor Lonnie Smith) as the Stanton Moore Trio, with special guests Skerik and trombonist Mark Mullins (Galactic, Bonerama, Harry Connick, Jr., Better Than Ezra).

In 2008, Moore looked to continue his scaled back session crew with Walter and Bernard to record Emphasis! (on parenthesis). Says Moore, “When it came time to do another record, I had already known for a while that I wanted to build on the momentum of this band – three musicians who were becoming a unit unto themselves – and I wanted to get a little more adventurous with the music itself.”

In April 2010, Moore releases Groove Alchemy. The 12-track set is the culmination of Moore’s multimedia project that also includes an instructional book and DVD of the same name. All three facets of the project are designed to explore the roots of funk drumming by examining the work of pioneers like Jabo Starks, Clyde Stubblefield, and Zigaboo Modeliste – each of whom made their mark at different times throughout the 1960s as the engines driving James Brown’s and the Meters’ legendary rhythm sections – and in turn tracing their influences back to the rhythms coming out of New Orleans in the earlier part of the 20th century. Recorded at Levon Helm’s studio in Woodstock, NY, this project is the follow up to the widely acclaimed Take it to the Street DVD and book that focused specifically on New Orleans drumming styles.

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Dom Polski
379 Waverly Street
Ottawa

Thursday, July 14

5 to 6:30 p.m.: sound and technique of the saxophone. $20 at the door.

7 to 9 p.m.: jazz improvisation. $20 at the door.

LaBarbera will also be performing in concert Friday night with some of Ottawa's best jazz musicians.

Pat LaBarbera is considered one of the finest saxophone soloists working within the framework of John Coltrane's principles. The connection was most obvious when he worked with Elvin Jones' groups, which began in 1975. He studied with his father Joseph LaBarbera, John LaPorta and Joe Henderson.

LaBarbera became best known for his solo work with the bands of Buddy Rich (1967-1974), Louis Bellson, Woody Herman and his own groups. He moved to Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1974 and is a member of the faculty at Humber College. A true intellectual of improvisation, he has been among the key members of the Toronto jazz scene for more than 30 years.

LaBarbera has played a major role in the development of a generation of Canadian saxophonists. Rejoining Elvin Jones' Jazz Machine in January 2001 for two years, Pat performed and toured North America, Britain, Europe, and Japan. Presently, he continues to write and perform with his own trio and quartet. His ballads CD Deep In A Dream received both Juno and Jazz Report awards for instrumental jazz in 2000.

"Pat has tremendous musical ability beyond technical facility. He has great power of concentration to detail and is totally committed with body and soul." – Elvin Jones.

Part of Mike Tremblay's Saxophone Camp, but open to the public.

Woodroffe United Church
207 Woodroffe Avenue North (between Carling Avenue and Richmond Road, near the Carlingwood Library)
Ottawa

Sunday, June 26 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

THE HIDDEN SOUNDS OF BRAZIL
Traditional Brazilian Rhythms and Styles
A Percussion Experience

with Rogerio Boccato, a Brazilian musician now living in New York City

Course fee: $60

This one-day long workshop introduces the essential historical roots of Brazilian music, demonstrating how various important styles are authentically played, the original instrumentation of these styles, and finally, the experience extended to the participants to actually play these styles as a percussion ensemble. Through exhaustive research material (such as rare recordings, videotapes of some of the most important street feasts of Brazil, CDs, transcriptions) and live demonstrations, participants learn the various patterns that compose key rhythms of various Brazilian grooves, playing together as a percussion section.

Featured on two Grammy-nominated albums, Brazilian percussionist and educator Rogerio Boccato plays in projects led by some of today’s leading jazz players, among them Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Edward Simon, and David Binney. As a longtime member of the “Orquestra Jazz Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo”, Rogério has played with Antonio Carlos Jobim, Hermeto Pascoal, Milton Nascimento, Egberto Gismonti, João Bosco, Joe Zawinul, among many others. Boccato has been teaching Brazilian music at universities and Summer camps for over 10 years, and he is a faculty member of The Manhattan School of Music in NYC, The Hartt School, and The Purchase College.

Contact and registration : 613-231-3214 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Richelieu- Vanier Community Centre
300 Des Peres-Blancs Ave.
Ottawa,ON K1L 7L5

Singer/songwriter Rebecca Martin will be performing with John Geggie on October 16. While she is in town, she will also be available for some vocal, coaching, and songwriting private lessons.

Rebecca has released eight critically acclaimed albums and toured throughout the world with her group playing notable venues that include The Village Vanguard and Carnegie Hall.  Repeatedly showing up on the New York Times critics pick list, they write: “Rebecca Martin has a warm, unguarded voice, an instrument of modesty and forbearance. She can make the same phrase seem philosophical and conversational, and about as natural as sighing”.

John notes: "Chances are she will be teaching on guitar with me helping out on bass. The location will be backstage at the NAC. Details to be confirmed. She would prefer to be paid in US cash as exchanging will be problematic for her, given the time frame. For us Canadians, it is easy because the exchange is essentially 1 to 1. If you wish to discuss things or set a time, please email Rebecca directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ."

"Rebecca is special and this is a unique opportunity to get some coaching and input from someone of her ability and experience."

Available Lesson Times:  Sunday, October 17, morning
Lesson Length:  One hour each
Lesson Fee: $100 USD
Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 845/750-7295

Saturday, October 16 -3 to 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $25 for Folklore Centre Members; $30 otherwise
Register by calling 613-730-2887

Join Aldo Mazza in a rare opportunity here at the Ottawa Folklore Centre, where participants will experience a hands-on Cuban percussion workshop. Drums provided!

Aldo is an internationally recognized drummer-percussionist, recording artist, clinician, and educator. He has recorded with such artists as Celine Dion, Jon Bon Jovi, and Aldo Nova and has performed live with such artists as James Brown, Chris De Burgh, Frank Sinatra, Nikki Yanofsky, Oliver Jones and many more. Aldo currently teaches in Montreal and travels world-wide giving special music seminars and clinics.

More information: www.ottawafolklore.com/2010/09/cuban-hand-drum-workshop-with-aldo-mazza/

Sunday, September 18, and running for 12 weeks - 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Cost: $270 (payment can be made in two installments)
Register by calling 613-730-2887. All participants should contact Lee prior to signing up. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teacher: Lee Hayes

Theme for 2011; Jazz Standards, in 4-5 part harmony! This session we will focus on torch, swing, and old faves of Jazz. Think Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank and Tony, Sarah Vaughn…Jazz harmony is challenging, so this is an advanced class.

Get comfortable with your voice, and learn to blend with other vocal parts. Singing is one of the best stress reducers, and this class is FUN! Be creative within the safety of numbers, and with the guidance of a well-rounded and experienced teacher. Lots of camaraderie and laughs! No musical training necessary; this class is taught by ear. Warning: Addictive!

Start date: September 18th. Classes are 1½ hours long and run for 12 weeks at the Folklore Centre. Sundays 12:30-2 p.m. Maximum 15 participants.

Ottawa Folklore Centre
1111 Bank at Sunnyside
613-730-2887

Sunday, January 22, 2012, and running for 12 weeks - 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Cost: $270 (payment can be made in two installments)
Register by calling 613-730-2887. All participants should contact Lee prior to signing up. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teacher: Lee Hayes

Theme for the winter session; JAZZ! This session we will focus on torch, swing, and old faves of Jazz, in 4-5 part harmony. Think Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank and Tony, Sarah Vaughn…Jazz harmony is challenging, so this is an advanced class. Not for novice singers. ***All participants should contact Lee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) prior to signing up.

Get comfortable with your voice, and learn to blend with other vocal parts. Singing is one of the best stress reducers, and this class is FUN! Be creative within the safety of numbers, and with the guidance of a well-rounded and experienced teacher. Lots of camaraderie and laughs! No musical training necessary; this class is taught by ear.

Start date: January 22, 2012. Classes are 1½ hours long and run for 12 weeks at the Folklore Centre. Sundays 12:30-2 p.m. Maximum 15 participants.

Ottawa Folklore Centre
1111 Bank at Sunnyside
613-730-2887

Sunday, September 23, 2012, and running for 12 weeks - 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Cost: $270 (payment can be made in two installments)
Register by calling 613-730-2887. All participants should contact Lee prior to signing up. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teacher: Lee Hayes

Theme for 2012; Jazz Standards, in four to five-part harmony! This session we will focus on torch, swing, and old faves of Jazz. Think Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank and Tony, Sarah Vaughn…Jazz harmony is challenging, so this is an advanced class.

Get comfortable with your voice, and learn to blend with other vocal parts. Singing is one of the best stress reducers, and this class is FUN! Be creative within the safety of numbers, and with the guidance of a well-rounded and experienced teacher. Lots of camaraderie and laughs! No musical training necessary; this class is taught by ear. Warning: Addictive!

Start date: September 23, 2012. Classes are 1½ hours long and run for 12 weeks at the Folklore Centre. Sundays 12:30-2 p.m. Maximum 15 participants.

Ottawa Folklore Centre
1111 Bank at Sunnyside
613-730-2887

Sunday, January 20, 2013, until April 21 - 12:30 to 2 p.m.
Cost: $270 (payment can be made in two installments)
Register by calling 613-730-2887. All participants should contact Lee prior to signing up. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Teacher: Lee Hayes

For intermediate to advanced singers. Theme for January 2013; we will continue our love affair with Jazz Standards, in 4-5 part harmony! This session we will focus on torch, swing, and old faves of Jazz. Think Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank and Tony, Sarah Vaughn…Jazz harmony is challenging, so this is an advanced class.

Get comfortable with your voice, and learn to blend with other vocal parts. Singing is one of the best stress reducers, and this class is FUN! Be creative within the safety of numbers, and with the guidance of a well-rounded and experienced teacher. Lots of camaraderie and laughs! No musical training necessary; this class is taught by ear. Warning: Addictive!

Start date: Januzary 20, 2013. Classes are 1½ hours long and run for 12 weeks at the Folklore Centre. Sundays 12:30-2 p.m. Maximum 16 participants.

Ottawa Folklore Centre
1111 Bank at Sunnyside
613-730-2887