Leah GellerMusic Writer
Leah loves to dance and to listen to jazz music, often at the same time. Her day job is as a writer and editor, which comes in handy for crafting previews and reviews of dance and music events around town.
While outdoor summer jazz concerts are just wistful memories now, there is a lot of great music for jazz fans to look forward to.
This weekend, NAC Dance presents a favourite of Ottawa audiences, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, for the exclusive Canadian performance of Fractus V.
Tickets for Kathleen Edwards with Petr Cancura’s Crossroads have already sold out. The special concert takes place November 24 at the NAC Theatre.
There’s so much I love about Jazz Fest. The venues – Confederation Park, City Hall and the NAC – are at the heart of the city, yet surrounded by nature. The crowds are manageable and you have a really good chance of getting up close to your favourite musician if you want. Above all, there’s […]
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 […]
It’s that time of year I begin to dream about spring. The warmer and brighter days, getting the bike out again and meals al fresco on the back deck. I also start thinking about planting my small vegetable and herb garden, and where to get the best seeds. Enter Seedy Saturday, an annual event where […]
Commissioned by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) with the support of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Going Home Star explores the trauma and healing of Aboriginal residential school survivors. The story, written by novelist Joseph Boyden and staged by choreographer Mark Godden, revolves around a pair of contemporary First Nations young people coming to terms with the […]