Duo (concert and optional masterclasses): David Renaud & Keith Hartshorn-Walton
April 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Join two of Ottawa’s finest multi-instrumentalists as they perform across the Internet for an hour of jazz in the intimate duo format.
This concert will be followed by additional half-hour masterclass segments which will take place on Zoom. These sessions will run simultaneously with a woodwind session with David Renaud and a brass session with Dr. Keith Walton. These additional masterclass sessions are included with the concert ticket. The masterclass session will have three parts, a lecture segment on fundamentals, a performance segment where a couple of students may play and get feedback, or we will demonstrate principles, and a question and answer segment. To perform in the masterclass send an email in advance to [email protected] with a submission. The masterclass will be interactive with the opportunity to perform for those that email that request, and opportunity for every person that shows up in the Zoom session to ask questions.
David Renaud is an Ottawa based clarinet player and multi-instrumentalist. He keeps very busy as a freelancer performing for festivals, pit work, studio, clubs, private and corporate events while also performing for National Arts Centre Pops concerts, and covering a multitude of doubles for theatre pit orchestras. Dave is the clarinet professor for the Carleton University music department. For 35 year Dave 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.
Multi-instrumentalist Keith Hartshorn-Walton relocated to Ottawa in 2015 and has established himself in the city’s hazz scene specialising in tuba, sousaphone, electric and acoustic Bass. Originally from Winnipeg, Keith toured extensively with the Foothills Brass Quintet. He has performed with Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Quinsin Nachoff, as well as orchestras in Edmonton, Calgary, Oshawa and Kingston. In the spring of 2018 he was part of Rob Frayne’s Dreamband 3 with musicians from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. In Ottawa he can be found in bands as diverse as The Bank Street Bonbons, Safe Low Limit (an all-bass clef jazz group), Linsey Wellman’s Wedding and Funeral Trio, and particularly Mélanie E., a quartet featuring his wife Mélanie Hartshorn-Walton on French Jazz vocals.
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