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Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

The gorgeous jazz sounds of Elizabeth Shepherd

Montreal-based musician Elizabeth Shepherd is a delight to listen to. With a gorgeous jazz sound that combines several other influences, her music is a truly inventive audio blend.  Local music lovers can see her musical talent first-hand this Friday when she performs at the Dominion-Chalmers Church (355 Cooper St.) at 7:30 pm as part of Ottawa’s Winter […]

Sweet, sweet music to break winter’s grip

The jazz festival is one of my very favourite things about this city. It’s the kind of festival you can entrust your ears to, entrust your nights to, and know that you will be impressed and surprised and introduced to a whole lot of new music. We’re lucky it comes around twice a year. The […]

They came to sing the gospel

“ All around, the world was white. The snow that winter had fallen in Biblical proportions. Into this clean-slate landscape stepped four blind men from Alabama. They came to sing the Gospel.” When I opened my new Blind Boys of Alabama CD and these were the first words on the insert, a shiver went down […]