GigSpace is hosting its second Ottawa Guitar Show this Sunday (Father's Day) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.. Guitar fans can check out the beautiful and functional offerings from 14 luthiers and others with guitar and related stringed instruments, services and accessories. The event is organized by guitarist Tim Bedner, who is well know to area jazz fans.
While this event isn't strictly a jazz event, Bedner and other jazz guitarists will play and talk about their guitars during afternoon sessions:
• 12:00 Garry Elliott plays Brian Fitzgibbon Guitars
• 12:30 Garry Elliott plays Oskar Graf Guitars
• 1:00 Tim Bedner plays Mike Sankey Guitars
• 1:30 Lucas Haneman plays Pat Hawley Guitars
• 2:30 Justin Duhaime and John MacDonald play DK Guitars
Local luthier Oskar Graf will be presented with a lifetime achievement award for 40 years of guitar building, for many very influential Canadian and international guitarists of all genres.
The event is free, and open to all. For more details see www.ottawaguitarshow.com
– Brett Delmage