At the end of their packed show on Friday, November 20, 2015, both singer/songwriter Ian Tamblyn and jazz saxophonist Petr Cancura looked tired, happy – and relieved. It was the culmination of several months of collaboration, having jazz musicians work with Tamblyn's songs, and an exploration of new territory for both.

OttawaJazzScene.ca recorded the Crossroads concert and interviewed Petr Cancura, Ian Tamblyn, and two keen listeners after the performance. Watch our video to hear Cancura explain what it was all about, and to decide for yourself how the cross-genre collaboration worked.

The concert was the first in the NAC Presents Crossroads series. Lynn Miles shared the stage on February 4, 2016 (review). Jeremy Fisher joins Cancura's  jazz group on April 7 for the final Crossroads concert of the 2015-16 first season.

   – Brett Delmage

Read our pre-concert interview, Ian Tamblyn and Petr Cancura are outside their comfort zone mixing jazz and folk

Related story: Crossroads concert scribbled on genre boundaries while remaining true to Lynn Miles' songs (review)

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