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Garrett Warner ©Brett Delmage, 2018
Garrett Warner at the 2018 Jazz Ramble ©Brett Delmage, 2018

Friday, July 6, 8 p.m.: The Garrett Warner Group at the Options Jazz Lounge, Brookstreet Hotel

Ottawa's jazz scene is frequently refreshed with new voices, as young musicians spread their wings. This Friday, you can hear two of Ottawa's most reliable players join up with two promising young musicians, in a quartet led by young guitarist Garrett Warner. Warner recently graduated from Carleton University, where he studied with Roddy Ellias, and has been starting his own series and playing with different musicians across the scene. He also played the 5 a.m. slot at the recent 24-hour Jazz Ramble.

For this show, he's teamed up with Keith Hartshorn-Walton on bass and Michel Delage on drums, who are well-known for playing in many innovative combos in the scene - plus young Ottawa trumpeter Evan Dalling. Dalling just finished playing in the Jazz Youth Summit at the 2018 Ottawa Jazz Festival, the only local jazz player in a cross-Canada all-star ensemble, where he received the "Take Five Plus Five" Harvey and Louise Glatt Scholarship.

Warner says they'll be playing jazz standards, but with the talent in this group, expect some interesting interpretations.

The Garrett Warner Group (Warner on guitar, Evan Dalling on trumpet, Keith Hartshorn-Walton on bass, and Michel Delage on drums) will perform in the Options Jazz Lounge in the Brookstreet Hotel on Friday, July 6, at 8 p.m. There is no cover charge.

The Brookstreet Hotel is located at 525 Legget Drive in Kanata North. The all-day OC Transpo Transitway route 63 stops near the hotel. Route 64 stops about 14 minutes walk away.

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