Constant Black plays an eclectic mix of non-standard Jazz Standards, spanning swing, blues, latin, funk and fusion. Listening to our interpretations of original, contemporary and older jazz music will just make you feel good. We’re really excited to announce our upcoming dates at Industria Pizzeria + Bar in Landsdowne Park. The food is great and […]
Montreal based independant jazz-rock trio wave soup was born in 2012 out of composer Benoît Dubuisson’s desire to integrate the Chapman Stick to an improvisational, yet accessible context. The goal was to transcend genres and from the very first bars, the resulting sound has been surprising, and slowly progressing into a voice of it’s own. […]
Sam Kirmayer, guitarist, composer and native Montrealer, plays straight-ahead jazz that has been described as “no pretence or posturing, only musical sincerity” (Jazz Guitar Life). CBC Music included him in their list of “The 35 Best Canadian Jazz Musicians Under 35”. Sam’s sophomore album, High And Low (Cellar Live) features first call Montreal drummer Dave […]
Composer, bassist, producer – Justin Gray’s custom-designed Bass Veena, a hybrid of the sitar and electric bass, lends the music its trademark “trance-inducing beauty” (All About Jazz). Canadian Justin Gray has emerged as the first artist to perform on this instrument worldwide. Harnessing jazz, Indian and European classical, and world music influences, Justin Gray’s Synthesis […]
“Brilliant, exciting, yet always controlled playing. The brass players all get gold stars.” Fanfare Magazine – $16 #Chamberfest25 tickets available <35 years old through The Buzz Saturday July 28, 2018 – 10pm Inventive and witty piano virtuoso Matt Herskowitz and Montreal’s Buzz Brass honour the timeless work of George Gershwin, from “Summertime” to “Rhapsody in […]
Having shared jazz stages with Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones, Internationally-renowned violin wizard Roby Lakatos brings his virtuoso bandmates to Ottawa Chamberfest, kicking off the 2018 Chamberfringe series with their late night homage to jazz legends Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. Friday July 27 1030 pm Ecole De La Salle $16 tickets available for ages […]
Constant Black plays an eclectic mix of non-standard Jazz Standards, spanning Blues, Latin, Funk and Fusion. Listening to our interpretations of original, contemporary and older jazz music will just make you feel good. Check us out at constanblack.com or visit our Facebook page: constantblackjazz
Le 14 avril prochain se tiendra la deuxième édition du festival Bangers and Mash. Au menu cette année, dix artistes (8 groupes et 2 djs) qui se partageront les scènes du House of Targ et du Black Squirrel Books.
Héritier des week-ends de jazz organisés à la fin des années 70 dans le parc Major’s Hill, le Festival de jazz d’Ottawa est passé du statut d’évènement estival modeste réunissant des musiciens locaux au tout début des années 80, à celui de rencontre musicale majeure et incontournable pour les amoureux du jazz à Ottawa.
The last 12 months have been very good to jazz singer-songwriter Tia Brazda, and in 2017, she finds herself in a good place.
Local indie artist Mystara has been busy making a name for herself in the capital this past weekend with the launch of her latest album, Soul Fire.
Jesse Greene conclusively gives lie to the notion that there’s no blues at Bluesfest.
Award-winning pianist, vocalist, and songwriter Laila Biali has presented her music at prestigious venues spanning five continents, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Peru’s El Festival Internacional de Lima and New York City’s Carnegie Hall. She received a JUNO nomination for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year in 2011, and her […]
By Saema Nasir The breeze was pleasant; sun shining and grass peppered with eager concertgoers and music fans as the Boxcar Boys took their place on the main stage at Confederation Park in Ottawa. Excited to hear the New Orleans-influenced band’s tunes, which promised to have influences of jazz, klezmer, Romani music and vaudeville, I settled […]
Slideshow photos from left: 1. Oliver Jones at the piano in San Juan, Puerto Rico with Bob Hope, Terry Malone, Carlos Palmas (base) and Bruce Yates (guitar). 2. Oliver Jones at the piano accompanied by bass player Charlie Biddle at Les Voyageurs in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. (1985) 3. Oliver Jones and Oscar Peterson As a student at […]