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Celebrating the Great Artie Shaw
January 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
Woodwind virtuoso David Renaud returns to lead another exciting program and this time he’s celebrating the music of the great Artie Shaw. For this show, Dave has put together an incredible program that will include Shaw’s Concert for Clarinet as well as Interlude in Bb which was never officially recorded by Shaw. Don’t miss this fantastic programme.
For this performance, Dave will perform from Gatineau and he will be joined by:
- Mark Ferguson, piano, performing from Ottawa
- Michael Herring, double bass, performing from Toronto
- Anthony Michelli, drums, performing from Toronto
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About the musicians
David Renaud is an Ottawa-based clarinet player and multi-instrumentalist. He is a regular performer and busy freelancer performing for festivals, pit work, studio, clubs, private and corporate events. Dave performs for National Arts Centre Pops concerts, and covers a multitude of doubles for theatre pit orchestras. For 35 years he has been immersed in a diverse and rich musical life performing swing, jazz, theatre, orchestral, and studio. He has written music for solo, choral, duos, small ensemble, and big band. With the release of First Love, and its sequel, Encore, Dave partnered with the great Canadian jazz veteran Brian Browne to produce a lyrical, creative, and beautiful jazz collection of standards. Dave is currently working on his third album which will feature all-original music. Dave is the clarinet professor for Carleton Universities music department.
Mark Ferguson has performed with many of the world’s great artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Gil Evans, Nelson Riddle, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole, Tom Jones, Rosemary Clooney, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Gino Vanelli, Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass, Holly Cole, Manteca, The Funk Brothers and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Mark is a Faculty Lecturer (jazz, trombone) at McGill University, a Performance Instructor (Jazz Piano/Trombone)/ Sessional Lecturer at Carleton University and is active as a jazz clinician at high schools and universities across Canada.
Michael Herring is a double-bassist and composer based in Toronto who writes, performs and records across genre lines, equally comfortable in jazz as in roots settings, including folk, world, and pop/rock. Herring leads and co-leads a number of groups which focus on original music of which he is a major contributor. Herring’s compositions and bass playing can also be heard in the collectives Way North (New York/Toronto collaboration with Petr Cancura, Rebecca Hennessy and Richie Barshay). Herring has toured and recorded with such great musicians as Kevin Breit, Michael Ward-Bergeman (New Orleans), Ab Baars (ICP/Amsterdam), Ken Vandermark, Dave Clark, David Braid, Mansa Sissoko (Mali, Africa), Bucky Pizzarelli, Percy Sledge, and Ernest Ranglin. He received a Chalmers Arts Fellowship (through the Ontario Arts Council) and used it for an extended stay in New York City.
Anthony Michelli, the Canadian born and internationally respected professional has fostered a creative and successful career in the music industry as an accomplished drum set performer, post-secondary educator and sound recording engineer and producer. Anthony has recorded and collaborated with innumerable artists in the contemporary jazz, original composition, world, popular and creative music genres spanning from 1995 to the present day with well over one hundred recordings listed in his discography. As the proprietor of Salem House Studio he is involved in producing, tracking, mixing, editing and mastering full recording projects in addition to drum and percussion tacking for other artists.