Phil Nimmons (clarinet) and David Braid (piano) inspire each other at the Ottawa Jazz Festival in 2006. ©Brett Delmage, 2006
Phil Nimmons (clarinet) and David Braid (piano) inspire each other at the Ottawa Jazz Festival in 2006. ©Brett Delmage, 2006

Phil Nimmons, the Canadian Dean of Jazz, and Juno award winner David Braid  have made some interesting improvised live music together for clarinet and piano in the past five years. From that came their album, Beginnings.

As part of that collaboration, they played an improvised duo concert in the NAC Studio at the Ottawa Jazz Festival on June 22, 2006. Peter Hum interviewed Phil Nimmons before that show.  You can view photos from that show from the OttawaJazzScene.ca archives, below.

On Monday August 1 from 10:30 p.m. to midnight you can again hear Nimmons and Braid, this time joined by another clarinetist, Jim Campbell, for a concert of "new jazz and structured improvisation". It should be a cool way to wrap up your long weekend.

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All photos ©2006 Brett Delmage