La Grange photo by Brigid Janssen
La Grange photo by Brigid Janssen
Congratulations to Suzanne Hiscock, who won the pair of tickets to this fun show! If you didn't win, you may still purchase tickets at
Win two tickets (a $40 value!) to hear My Pal Frishberg at La Grange de la Gatineau on Friday, July 27, 2012 at  8 p.m., generously donated by La Grange de la Gatineau. Ottawa jazz artists Renée Yoxon and J.P. Allain will perform their arrangements of songs by Dave Frishberg, “the Stephen Sondheim of jazz song-writing”.  They will be joined by Denis Ouellet on drums and Normand Glaude on bass.

Young vocalist Renée Yoxon is a central figure in Ottawa’s jazz scene thanks to her grace, captivating presence and beautiful voice. In only a few short years, Renée has firmly established herself as a musician dedicated to the art of jazz singing.

Since the late 1970s, Jean-Pierre Allain has established himself as one of Ottawa’s favourite pianist-accompanist-arrangers in many of the region’s best ensembles, including the Vernon Isaac Big Band, the Champ Champagne Orchestra, the Ottawa Saxophone Quartet, and smaller groups led by such notables as Hugh O’Connor, Rene Lavoie, and Brian Tansley.

See's interview with Yoxon about Frishberg and our review of the premiere of this show:  Making the most of great songs (review).

The Grange is a magnificent 180-year-old log building that was once a pioneer barn and has now been adapted for professional and social events. Its riverside, woodland setting and authentic heritage furnishings offer a unique Canadian atmosphere in a tranquil environment. La Grange de la Gatineau is a not-for-profit organization to promote heritage, the arts, discussion and debate to support the community.

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