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
The Jon Ballantyne Quartet Saturday, June 16, 2018. Doors open 7:00 pm. Concert starts 8:00 pm, Tickets: $35 online only at http://jazzn.ca/program.html#20180616. Jon Ballantyne is one of those Canadian jazz musicians – like the great Oscar Peterson – who infuse passion and persuasion into every moment of every performance. Jon is a virtuosic pianist – a […]
Get ready for an exciting concert featuring Mélanie from the French Jazz Ensemble ‘Mélanie E.’ sharing her regular repertoire along with other songs that are near and dear to her heart. After being diagnosed with Breast Cancer on the day she performed at the 2017 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival, Mélanie and husband/collaborator Keith Hartshorn-Walton […]
The Rob Frayne Dreamband3 is a bigger and dreamier all-star cast of 14 musical free thinkers from the worlds of jazz, classical and Latin music, including Bill Mahar (trumpet), Roddy Ellias (guitar), Petr Cancura (saxophone) and Megan Jerome (voice). Band leader, composer and saxophonist Rob Frayne will take the audience – and the band – […]
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 […]
The concept of pairing is usually applied to food and drink categories, such as the classic matching of Roquefort cheese with a Sauternes wine. Yukon jazz musician Fawn Fritzen has taken an innovative approach to this concept of pairing with her new album Pairings. For each song on the album, Fawn pairs her voice with […]
Apartment 613 spoke with conductor and Night at the Cotton Club co-creator Jeff Tyzik at his home in New York. With Night at the Cotton Club, Jeff Tyzik promises to take Ottawa back in time to a Harlem sparkling with the top entertainers of the 1920s and 30s. The gifted guest conductor will take the […]
What do you get when you put one of the city’s folkiest singer-songwriters on stage with a crack band of jazz musicians? You may just have to come see for yourself at Petr Cancura’s Crossroads show featuring Jeremy Fisher Thursday night. The Crossroads series was dreamt up by NAC Presents producer Simone Deneau and jazz […]