Tuesday, August 6 to Saturday, August 10, 2013
Cost: $548.05 (tax included) + optional accommodation

Students will participate in a variety of activities:

  • Big band ensembles
  • Jazz combos
  • Choir
  • Small vocal ensembles
  • Guitar ensembles
  • Jazz theory classes
  • Ear training sessions
  • Improvising classes
  • Jam sessions
  • Masterclasses

2013 Instructors include Joel Frahm, Andre White, Paul Tynan, Brian Browne, John Geggie, Mike Essoudry, Mark Ferguson, Mike Tremblay, Tim Bedner, Elise Letourneau, Nick Dyson, Wayne Eagles, James McGowan, James Wright.

Each evening, students will be treated to free concerts put on by the faculty and invited guests. These concerts start 7:00 pm are are held in the Kailash Mital Theatre. Tickets packages are available to the general public.

There will be a final student concert on Saturday August 10th at 7 p.m. also in the Kailash Mital Theatre. Each ensemble from the camp will get a chance to perform for family, friends and the general public.

Information: www.cujazzcamp.ca/

Loeb Building and Kailash Mital Theatre
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON

Thursday, August 21 to Monday, August 25, 2014
Cost: $565 (tax included) + optional accommodation
Carleton University Music students: $254.25 + optional accommodation

Students will participate in a variety of activities:

  • Big band ensembles
  • Jazz combos
  • Choir
  • Small vocal ensembles
  • Guitar ensembles
  • Jazz theory classes
  • Ear training sessions
  • Improvising classes
  • Jam sessions
  • Masterclasses

2014 instructors include David Liebman, Dave Young, Joe Sullivan, Richard Irwin,  Brian Browne, Mike Essoudry, Mark Ferguson, Mike Tremblay, Tim Bedner, Elise Letourneau, Nick Dyson, Wayne Eagles, James McGowan, and James Wright.

Each evening, students will be treated to free concerts put on by the faculty and invited guests. These concerts start 7 p.m. are are held in the Kailash Mital Theatre. Ticket packages are available to the general public.

There will be a final student concert on Monday August 25 at 7 p.m. also in the Kailash Mital Theatre. Each ensemble from the camp will get a chance to perform for family, friends and the general public.

Information: www.cujazzcamp.ca/

Loeb Building and Kailash Mital Theatre
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON

Tuesday, August 4 to Saturday, August 8, 2015
Cost: $565 (tax included) + optional accommodation
Carleton University Music students: $254.25 + optional accommodation

Students will participate in a variety of activities:

  • Big band ensembles
  • Jazz combos
  • Choir
  • Small vocal ensembles
  • Guitar ensembles
  • Jazz theory classes
  • Ear training sessions
  • Improvising classes
  • Jam sessions
  • Masterclasses

The 2015 instructors include Brian Barlow, Kevin Turcotte, Luis Deniz, Brian Browne, John Geggie, Steve Boudreau, Roddy Ellias, Dave Schroeder, Mike Essoudry, Mark Ferguson, Mike Tremblay, Tim Bedner, Elise Letourneau, Nick Dyson, Wayne Eagles, James McGowan, and James Wright.

Each evening, students will be treated to concerts put on by the faculty and invited guests. These concerts start 7 p.m. and are held in the Kailash Mital Theatre. Ticket packages are available to the general public.

There will be a final student concert on the Saturday at 7 p.m. also in the Kailash Mital Theatre. Each ensemble from the camp will get a chance to perform for family, friends and the general public.

Information: www.cujazzcamp.ca/

Loeb Building and Kailash Mital Theatre
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON

August 13 to 15, 2013 (Composers' Symposium)
Cost: $325

August 15 to 18, 2013 (Jazz Camp)
Cost: $415 + accommodation (ranges from $594 to $804 total)

Ottawa JazzWorks 20th anniversary Summer Jazz Workshop will be held at CAMMAC Music Centre in Quebec (north of Hawkesbury) from August 15 to 18. This unique 3-day weekend jazz workshop is an intensive learning opportunity for adult jazz musicians of all levels, beginner through professional, and advanced high school musicians.

Participants immerse themselves in a program that includes combo rehearsals, master classes, individual and group coaching, jazz history, improvisation classes, arranging and composition, and jam sessions.

JazzWorks also offers an optional two-day Composer's Symposium or Independent Practice option from August 13 to 15.

All will give a public concert on Sunday, August 18 at 12:30pm at CAMMAC. JazzWorks gratefully acknowledges the support of the City of Ottawa.

Registration deadline: July 15, 2013 

More info: www.jazzworkscanada.com
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613-523-0316

August 19 to 20, 2014 (Composers' Symposium)
Cost: $330, including accommodation and meals.

August 21 to 24, 2014 (Jazz Camp)
Tuition: $395 before June 2, $420 from June 2 onwards. Accommodation/food charges are separate and range from $180 (camping) to $390.

Ottawa JazzWorks 21st annual Summer Jazz Workshop will be held at CAMMAC Music Centre in Quebec (north of Hawkesbury). This unique 3-day weekend jazz workshop is an intensive learning opportunity for adult jazz musicians of all levels, beginner through professional, and advanced high school musicians.

Participants immerse themselves in a program that includes combo rehearsals, master classes, individual and group coaching, jazz history, improvisation classes, arranging and composition, and jam sessions.

Faculty include John Geggie (artistic director, bass), Christine Duncan (vocals), Julie Michels (vocals), Kevin Barrett (guitar), Kim Ratcliffe (guitar), Garry Elliott (guitar), Jim Lewis (trumpet), Frank Lozano (saxophone), Rémi Bolduc (saxophone), Evan Cartwright (percussion), Nick Fraser (percussion), David Restivo (piano), Nancy Walker (piano), and Rob Frayne (composing and arranging).

JazzWorks also offers an optional two-day Composer's Symposium or Independent Practice option for two days before the workshop.

All will give a public concert on Sunday, August 24 at 12:30 p.m. at CAMMAC.

Registration deadline: July 15, 2014 

More info: www.jazzworkscanada.com
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613-523-0316

July 2 to 5, and July 8 to 12, 2013
Cost: $300 for one week, $550 for two weeks

The summer jazz camp will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from July 2nd to July 5th and July 8th to July 12th. For students 12 years and older.

Clinicians will include Yves Laroche, James O'Farrell, Nick Gummeson and other prominent jazz performers from the Ottawa region.

Courses will include ear training, jazz theory, small combo, big band, and lectures covering topics such as how to practice, and chord scale relationships for improvising in the jazz idiom. All students will be afforded the chance to solo and improvise throughout the two weeks of the camp, and at the closing concert.

An audition will be required for new students

For more information please contact Yves Laroche at 613-728-0038 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets: $80 (available at the Ottawa Folklore Centre, or by phone: Jesse 613-294-3842 or Mehdi 613-262-6773)

The Ottawa International Drumming Festival proudly presents

An Afro-Brazilian Percussion workshop with Emilio Martins

Emilio is a percussionist, composer, and producer from Sao Paolo, Brazil, who has performed and recorded with many well-known Brazilian artists. He brings to this workshop an evolution of Afro Brazilian drumming, focusing on Religions rhythms like Candomblé, Cabula, Congo/, Ijexá, and street sounds like Ilê Aiê, Bahia's Merengue, Samba Reggae, Samba Duro, and other advanced rhythms .

This workshop is sponsored by Instrumentos Musicais.

This workshop is open to all levels of percussionists. The instrumentation will include Djembe, Conga, Bongo, Pandeiro, and Rebolo. The class size is limited to 30 students.

Learning materials (manual, CD) will be provided to all students attending workshop. Please bring your own instrument. Some will be provided during the workshop. Contemporânea instruments available for sale at the workshop.

15% of the proceeds will be donated to the Galai school project for Liberia, West Africa,

More info: www.ottawaidf.com

Studio Room
Overbrook Community Centre
33 Quill Street
Ottawa
Take OC Transpo bus route #18
[map]

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 6 to 8 p.m.
Free

Learn how to choose the right horn, mouthpiece and reed for you! Also learn about basic care of your instrument.

Richard will talk about how different mouthpiece, saxophone, and reed combinations can optimize your sound. He will discuss the different aspects of creating sound through the saxophone - from embouchure control to technique and from air support and musicality.

He encourages attendees to bring their instruments as they may get into some group participation.

Richard Page is a local saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer.

www.richpagemusic.com

Long & McQuade - Ottawa
2631 Alta Vista Drive
Ottawa

Friday to Sunday, May 3 to 5, 2013
Registration:
Three-Day comprehensive tuition and concert pass: $160
Individual one-day tuition and single concert pass: $65
Single concert ticket: $35
Three-day concert pass (only): $80

Guitar Now! brings together some of Canada's (and the world's!) finest guitarists for a three-day series of workshops and concerts. Guitar students aged 14 and older will learn their craft from the masters in a series of explorations, workshops and concerts.

Jazz musicians performing and teaching include: Vic Juris, Ben Monder, Mike Rud, Matt Warnock, Guilherme Vincens, Brandon Bernstein, Steve Raegele, Amy Brandon, Tim Bedner, Wayne Eagles, Roddy Ellias, Garry Elliott, and Lucas Haneman. Classical, country, and fingerstyle guitarists (including Don Ross) will also be participating.

More info: www.guitarnow2013.com

Carleton University
Ottawa, ON

See the OttawaJazzScene.ca story about the conference:

Monday, March 18, 2013 and continuing to April 29 (no class on April 1) - 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $100 for six sessions

Have you ever wanted to learn about how jazz is performed and how it evolved? Ottawa Jazz Orchestra Artistic Director Adrian Cho will teach a six-part series in jazz history. Previous sessions of this course, taught at Carleton University’s Learning in Retirement program, were highly praised. Adrian talks about jazz history and the social and cultural setting in which jazz evolved, analyses audio and video recordings, provides insight into jazz performance, performs with other jazz musicians, and uses rhythm and singing exercises to engage participants.

More info: www.ottawajazzorchestra.com/2013/03/18/learn-about-jazz/

Leeds House Building, Room 124
Carleton University
Ottawa