Friday, March 14, 2014 - two shows: 7 and 9 p.m.
Tickets: $20 for each show

  • William Parker - bass, percussion
  • David Mott - baritone saxophone
  • Jesse Stewart - drums, percussion

Jesse writes: "For these special performances, William and I will be joined by baritone saxophone virtuoso David Mott. This trio played together once previously and it was one of the highlights of my musical career."

This will also be a CD launch event for a new duo CD by Jesse Stewart and David Mott, entitled Anagrams.

Legendary New York City bassist and multi-instrumentalist William Parker is doing a residency in Ottawa in March. According to the Boston Globe, "William Parker has emerged as the most important leader of the current avant-garde scene in jazz." Similarly, a recent review in UK’s Jazzwise magazine described Parker as "a monumental pillar of the global free jazz community."

The internationally acclaimed musician and composer David Mott has been called the "Chopin of the bari sax,” and in 1995 was named Best Jazz Baritone Saxophonist by Jazz Report Magazine. His music crosses the boundaries of style, form and content, from new jazz to classical, improvised to interpretive, from solo baritone saxophone to orchestral.

Jesse Stewart is an award-winning percussionist, composer, improviser, artist, instrument builder, educator, and writer. A dynamic and inventive performer, Stewart has a remarkable ability to coax unexpected—even magical—sounds out of virtually any resonating object or material. He has performed with many internationally acclaimed musicians including George Lewis, Roswell Rudd, Bill Dixon, William Parker, Evan Parker and many others. In a 2002 review, Texas-based music critic Frank Rubolino described him as “ of the finest young drummers and percussionists on the scene today” (One Final Note Summer/Fall 2002). He teaches music composition at Carleton University in Ottawa.

Patricia Nicholson and William Parker speak about their work and their thoughts on jazz and improvisation at a workshop on Thursday afternoon at Carleton University. Parker will also give a masterclass on Friday afternoon at Carleton. Nicholson and Parker will perform with percussionist Jesse Stewart on Thursday evening at the Carleton University Art Gallery.

Tickets available at the door for cash. Advance tickets payable by credit card available by calling 613-729-0693.

GigSpace (in Alcorn Music Studios)
953 Gladstone Avenue @ Loretta (Little Italy area, one block west of Preston Street)

See some coverage of William Parker, David Mott, and Jesse Stewart: