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Bluesfest: Grooving with the Lucas Haneman Express

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1umMc_LI5Y[/youtube] Lucas Haneman Express perform Real Love (courtesy of YouTube) Kanata-raised guitarist Lucas Haneman is a natural born musician.  Playing the guitar since the age of 6, the now 28-year-old performer has been turning heads for half of his life. As a teenager, he started making a name for himself at the Ottawa JazzWorks jam sessions.  He later […]

5 ways to put the blues back in your Bluesfest

Looking through the Bluesfest lineup you wouldn’t be alone if you’re finding it tricky to get yourself a good dose of the Blues. I’ve done some digging though and what I’ve seen is there’s definitely some fine blues to go out and hear at this year’s festival. Here’s a little cheat sheet with 5 shows […]

Apt613 Live for July 7, 2015

This week on Apt613 Live, our contributor Chrissy Steinbock, chats with The Company of Fools director Catriona Leger. Catriona tells us about how their current play, The Comedy of Errors makes Shakespeare accessible and the inspiration behind the colourful set and costumes. Click here for a rundown of outdoor theatre in Ottawa this summer. We […]

Q&A with music artist, Clym

Clym is an Ottawa-based music artist transplanted from Russia. I interviewed her about her music making process, her history as an artist, and her feelings about Canada. Apt613: Tell me about yourself! I am Clym, and I make electronic/trip-hop/experimental music. I currently work in the do-it-yourself format: mixing and mastering my songs by myself. Clym […]

Jazzfest: Tanya Tagaq will be a stirring experience

I once had the opportunity to watch Tanya Tagaq perform in what seemed to me the unlikeliest of situations: in the community hall of her own hometown Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in front of an audience of German tourists sporting thick coats in the middle of August, from a cruise ship making its way through the […]

Jazzfest: The audio magic of Tin Men & the Telephone

What will jazz sound like in 100 years?  200?  Would we even recognise this genre if we could somehow live for five centuries, or would “jazz” by that point be unrecognisable to 21st century ears? These questions swirled around my mind as I listed to the incredibly creative sounds of Dutch trio Tin Men and the […]

Jazzfest: Steve Miller brings his rock legacy

The bright lights from Ottawa Jazzfest’s Main Stage matched the sky’s lovely colour as the sun begun to set and cast a warm pink glow on the massive crowd that had gathered in Confederation Park. Bouts of cheering and applause began immediately at the very sight of Steve Miller as he and his band boarded […]

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