We’re inching our way towards winter, but there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the city.
Whether it comes in like a lion or a lamb, March is finally here!
While outdoor summer jazz concerts are just wistful memories now, there is a lot of great music for jazz fans to look forward to.
Summer is back with a vengeance this weekend, bringing sunny skies and hot hot heat along with it. It’s a great time to get out there and enjoy what this city has to offer, which, as you will see, is plenty.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mid-March means the explosion of green – if not with melting snow, then at least in a pint glass. St. Paddy’s is still a few days away, but there are festivities all weekend long: Irish food, music and of course parties – including a burlesque brunch. For you theatre buffs: Down at Arts Court, Jerk […]
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 […]
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 […]
[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BlTjKCC9OU[/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 […]
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, […]