Friday, April 22 - 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Tickets $20 ($15 for students)
You can pay by credit card over the phone (613-729-0693) or drop in to Alcorn on Monday to Thursday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and pay cash, debit, cheque, MC or Visa.

Inside the Music, hosted by Tim Bedner, presents a workshop with master guitarist Charlie Hunter, together with drummer Terence Higgins. Open to all, musicians and listeners alike.

"Charlie's melodic, groove-oriented style is best described as fluid yet thick, and he's able to coax notes out of his custom, 7-string axe beyond the reach of conventional musicians."

A huge thanks to Tim Bedner! - due to his persistence Charlie Hunter and his drummer Terence Higgins will be stopping by the intimate space at Alcorn Music Studios for a lecture/demo.  The duo hosted by Tim Bedner will play music, discuss their background, tell stories, answer questions, all up close and personal.

Saturday, May 28 - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets $20 ($15 for students)
You can pay by credit card over the phone (613-729-0693) or drop in to Alcorn on Monday to Thursday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and pay cash, debit, cheque, MC or Visa.

Join Juno-nominated jazz vocalist and educator Kate Hammett-Vaughan in this friendly and supportive workshop. Kate will teach the art of jazz phrasing along with vocal technique. Hand-outs will be provided.

Hammett-Vaughan will also offer private lessons before and after the workshop at $50 per hour or $35 for 30 minutes.

Hammet-Vaughan will be playing at Café Paradiso on Thursday, May 26, with John Geggie and Roddy Ellias.

katehv.com

www.alcornmusicstudios.com

Alcorn Music Studios
903 Carling Avenue, 2nd floor, at  Sherwood Drive
(Dows Lake/Preston area)
Ottawa
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Saturday, December 10 - 1 to 3 p.m.
Tickets: $20 ($10 for students). Limited seating available
Please call 613-729-0693 to order tickets. More info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

See our interview with Tim Bedner about the Inside the Music series.

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.

GigSpace
Alcorn Music Studios
953 Gladstone Ave. @ Loretta (Little Italy area, one block west of Preston Street)
Ottawa
www.alcornmusicstudios.com

www.gigspaceottawa.com

Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 1 to 3 p.m.
Tickets: $15 ($10 for students). Limited seating available
Please call 613-729-0693 to order tickets. More info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Inside the Music presents Patrick Breiner for a saxophone and improvisation masterclass.

Saxophonists from the Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra will perform in a workshop format for Patrick, along with the HML Trio. Patrick will also give a short performance. Open to all, musicians and listeners alike.

Patrick is also available for private instruction on Thursday, February 9 and Friday, February 10. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to book a time.

Patrick Breiner, originally from Baltimore, received a BFA in Jazz Performance from New School University in May 2006. While at the New School he studied with saxophone greats such as Tony Malaby, Eric Alexander, Dave Glasser, Rich Perry, and George Garzone and saxophonist/clarinetist Chris Speed. These teachers as well as pianists Armen Donelian, Junior Mance, and John Hicks; saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom; drummer Billy Hart; trumpeter Charles Toliver; and bassists Reggie Workman and Andy McKee helped shape Patrick’s approach to playing and composing music.

A veteran of New York’s jazz scene, Patrick is also an active member in groups as varied as Billy Hart’s “Academy” band (jazz quintet), Bing and Ruth (live ambient music), NOOK (instrumental /improvisational rock), Basement Magic (jazz trio), Sauce (classical/jazz/dance fusion), Volker Goetze’s Big Band and Quintet (modern jazz), Solomon Douglas’s Swingtet (swing era dance band), and Myk Freedman’s Suit and Whistle Sound Band (jazz/folk/circus/klezmer). Patrick can be heard on recordings by Bing and Ruth, NOOK, Jean Rohe, Solomon Douglas Swingtet and a CD of his own solo saxophone compositions entitled Vartan Mamigonian.

See our interview with Tim Bedner about the Inside the Music series.

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.

GigSpace
Alcorn Music Studios
953 Gladstone Ave. @ Loretta (Little Italy area, one block west of Preston Street)
Ottawa
www.alcornmusicstudios.com

www.gigspaceottawa.com

Thursday, September 16 - 5 to 8 p.m.
Admission:$5

In collaboration with the Ottawa Guitar Society. Vieaux will play a concert the following evening.

Although best known as a classical guitarist, Vieaux has also recorded Latin music. In 2005, he released an album of Pat Metheny's music entitled Images of Metheny. After listening to this landmark recording, Metheny declared: "I am flattered to be included in Jason's musical world."

www.jasonvieaux.com/biography.htm

Info: Louis Trépanier (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), 613-562-5800 ext. 3902

Freiman Hall (Room 121)
Perez Building
610 Cumberland Street
University of Ottawa

www.music.uottawa.ca/concert.html

Thursday, November 22, 2012 - 4 to 10 p.m.
Friday, November 23, 2012 - 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Free admission, open to all, donations accepted

Program TBA

Scandinavian cellist John Ehde has played in the classical, chamber music, world music, and jazz realms.

Jazz groups he has played with include Jakob Davidsen's Diversity, the Copehangen Art Ensemble, Pierre Dørges New Jungle Orchestra, and Palle Mikkelborg a.o.

He will also be performing with the University of Ottawa Cello Ensemble on Wednesday, November 21, at noon, in Huguette Labelle Hall in Tabaret Hall, 550 Cumberland Street. Admission is free.

www.ehde.dk

Info: Hali Krawchuk (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), 613-562-5733

Freiman Hall (Room 121)
Perez Building
610 Cumberland Street
University of Ottawa

www.music.uottawa.ca/calendar/concerts.html

Sing classic Blues, Soul & Motown favourites.

This course will focus on the stylistic considerations of the R&B and Blues genres. You will receive handouts created specifically for this class. You will learn vocal techniques for breath support, phrasing, flexibility, range, judicious use of vibrato, diction, how to "belt" responsibly, lyric interpretation. You will explore the art of backing vocals and all participants will be singing lead and back-up.

You will have the opportunity to perform with a band and participate in the Alcorn Music Studios afternoon Coffee House, November 28th at Tucson's.

Date: 12 week course beginning Sept. 14 to Nov. 30
Time: Tuesdays, 7 to 8:45 p.m.
Instructor: Elise Letourneau, B.Mus., M.Ed.
Location: Alcorn Music Studios, 903 Carling Ave. @ Sherwood Dr. (Dow's Lake/Little Italy area)
For full details please visit www.alcornmusicstudios.com
Call or email: 613-729-0693 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sing classic Blues, Soul & Motown favourites.

This course will focus on the stylistic considerations of the R&B and Blues genres. You will learn vocal techniques for breath support, phrasing, flexibility, range, judicious use of vibrato, diction, how to "belt" responsibly, and lyric interpretation. Explore the art of backing vocals.  All participants will be singing lead and back-up.

At the last class, the students rehearse with a live band and participate in the Alcorn Music Studios adult student Coffee House at Tucson's Sunday May 29!

You will have an absolute blast!

Start date: Tuesday, March 22 for 10 weeks
Time: Tuesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Dates: March 22, 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor: vocalist/music educator Elise Letourneau, B.Mus., M.Ed.
Cost: $234.00 (non-refundable)
Pre-requisite: Some singing experience preferred.
Maximum participants: six
Register: phone 613-729-0693 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location: 903 Carling Avenue @ Sherwood Drive (Dow's Lake/Preston area)
Note: This is a "less Scent" class we ask all participants to avoid wearing perfume, body spray or cologne.

www.alcornmusicstudios.com

Monday evenings - July 4, 11, 18, 2011

This three-day workshop is for:

  • Guitar teachers wanting to enhance and review their music skills.
  • University and college guitarists looking to establish a strong practice routine of fundamentals on their instrument.
  • High school students who will be entering a university or college music program in the fall on guitar.
  • Guitarists who will be attending a jazz or music camp this summer.
  • Any guitarist interested in furthering their understanding of the instrument.

Topics that will be covered.

  • Strategies for effective practicing
  • Organizing the guitar fingerboard
  • Theory and its application on the guitar
  • Sight reading techniques
  • Chords and inversions
  • Scales and modes

This will be a hands-on learning experience. Participants will receive handouts and individual feedback and suggestions on musicianship, technique, posture/ergonomics, and more. Group and individual playing will also be encouraged.

Instructor: Tim Bedner
Date: Monday evenings July 4, 11, 18
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Price: $100 non-refundable
Location: Alcorn Music Studios, 903 Carling Ave. @ Sherwood Dr. (Dow's Lake/Little Italy area)

To Register: Call Alcorn Music Studios 613-729-0693 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop in Monday thru Thursday 3 - 9 pm
For full details please visit www.alcornmusicstudios.com

Sing classic Blues, Soul & Motown favourites.

This course will focus on the stylistic considerations of the R&B and Blues genres. You will learn vocal techniques for breath support, phrasing, flexibility, range, judicious use of vibrato, diction, how to "belt" responsibly, and lyric interpretation. Explore the art of backing vocals.  All participants will be singing lead and back-up.

You will have an absolute blast!

Start date: Thursday, September 22, 2011
Time: Thursdays, 6:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Dates: 10 weeks, from September 22, 2011 to November 24. The final show is November 27.
Instructor: vocalist/music educator Elise Letourneau, B.Mus., M.Ed.
Cost: $234.00 (non-refundable)
Pre-requisite: Some singing experience preferred.
Maximum participants: six
Age: adult

To register: phone 613-729-0693 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Location: 953 Gladstone Ave. @ Loretta (Little Italy area, a few blocks west of Preston Street) NOTE new location!
Note: This is a "less Scent" class we ask all participants to avoid wearing perfume, body spray or cologne.

www.alcornmusicstudios.com