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Souljazz Orchestra

Third time’s the charm for Souljazz Orchestra

The last time we wrote about Souljazz Orchestra they were getting ready to take their latest release on an international tour. While they have quite a following in Ottawa, their fanbase reaches around the world. With a diverse and eclectic set of influences and sounds, and a worldwide audience, it’s no surprise that they would […]

Videos of the Week: Souljazz Orchestra keepin’ the fiyah

We’re pretty big fans of The Souljazz Orchestra around here. And with news of the band’s latest release, Resistance, available now, we couldn’t help sharing not one, but two of the videos off the album. The first, “Shock and Awe”, was filmed on the Harmer overpass in Hintonburg and introduces us to the sounds of […]

Get ready for the Ottawa International Music Conference + Pass Giveaway!

The Mercury Lounge – aka The Merc – knows what’s up. Drawing from both local and international acts, its music programming has been top notch for years. Brazilian-born Claudia Balladelli – the Mercury Lounge’s Music Programmer/Promoter for the past 14 years – is a big reason why. Her long experience has given Balladelli great insight […]

Souljazz Orchestra to test drive new material at Glowfair

Ottawa’s Souljazz Orchestra is leading a strong set of local acts heading into Glowfair, the Bank Street BIA’s new street festival, this Friday. Self-described as “Canada’s hardest-working combo”, The Souljazz Orchestra is hoping the neon, glow-in-the-dark festival will serve as a tune up ahead of their big euro tour launching next week. “It’s been awhile […]

Video of the week? How about video of the year!

When I heard Souljazz Orchestra got commissioned by House of PainT to perform a special set for HoPX’s final event, the bboy finale, I new it was going to be a special treat. Souljazz’s Pierre Chrétien and his bandmates began work on the setlist in July. The final setlist included 16 songs fused breaks and hip […]

UK queen of soul, Alice Russell, brings darker sound to Ritual Nightclub

Along with the authorized version of the King James bible, and the collective works of Shakespeare, the Book of Common prayer is one of three major influences in modern English literature. It seems appropriate then that singer Alice Russell – easily one of the three main influences in modern English soul music of the last […]

Video of the Week Take 2: The Souljazz Orchestra’s Conquering Lion

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″][/youtube] Its a good week for music videos! Souljazz Orchestra – Ottawa’s favourite Soul-Jazz-Afro-Latin-Caribbean super group – has released the first real video from its new album Solidarity. The song, Conquering Lion, is sure to please long time fans of the group, with a great beat and lots of sax appeal (pun intended). Local producers Partus […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

Ottawans, you’ve never seen a weekend like this – it’s going to be one big art party! With Festival X’s photography, the Animation Festival’s films, and Nuit Blanche’s all nighter on Saturday, you’re sure to find something that delights and amuses. First off, Nuit Blanche: we Apartment613 folks will be stationed down in the market, […]