Jazz or improvised music fans might want to check out a new festival featuring some of the best (non-classical) trumpeters in Canada. The Festival of New Trumpet Music will be held in Montreal a month from now, March 13 to 16.
The musicians featured include many who have played memorable concerts in Ottawa-Gatineau:
- Jim Lewis
- Nicole Rampersaud
- Ellwood Epps
- Jacques Kuba Séguin
- Lina Allemano
- Bill Mahar
- Brad Turner
- Craig Pedersen
as well as some who haven't made it here often: Jon Challenor, Nigel Taylor, and David Buchbinder. And that's only the trumpeters: they're playing in groups that include fine Montreal, Ottawa, New Brunswick, and Toronto jazz musicians.
We know from the continued success of Nick Dyson's Trumpet Bootcamp and its concerts that there's a lot of trumpet players and fans in Ottawa who might be interested in this. You can find out more about the festival on its website.
- Scott Thomson explains how he fills large spaces with resonant sound (video, with lots of trumpets!)
- Craig Pedersen explores Grey Areas with his new CD (video with performance clip)