This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into four of Ottawa’s most unique music communities—what they’re like now and where things are heading. Read on for a guest post from Ed Lister on the future of jazz music in Ottawa.
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 […]
Folkies joined jazz aficionados at the NAC‘s 4th stage last Thursday to experience a rare cross-genre collaboration featuring beloved Ottawa singer-songwriter Lynn Miles performing with a band of top jazz players lead by Petr Cancura. The concert was the second show in Petr Cancura’s Crossroads series presented as part of theWinter Jazz Fest and NAC Presents. The […]
Marvest is an offshoot of the CityFolk festival that runs between September 16th and 20th, at the Aberdeen Pavilion, and along Bank Street. These mostly free shows feature local bands, and we’ll be profiling some of those bands. CityFolk asked several local cultural producers, including Apt613, to curate shows at Marvest. Matt Dorgan’s love for the saxophone […]
As Canada Day approaches in the nation’s capital, I can’t help feeling a growing sense of pride for the funny quirks this country has to offer. The performance of Groenland, a band from Montreal, at Jazzfest Saturday night, had a uniquely Canadian flavour to it. Groenland, a self-described indie pop orchestra, performs all their songs […]