Duo: Mike Tremblay & Garry Elliott
June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Mike Tremblay has more than 30 years in the music industry as a woodwind specialist, and educator. He is an associate performance faculty member at Carleton University where he teaches saxophone, ensembles, jazz improvising, and is the co-founder and director of the annual Carleton University Jazz Camp. He adjudicates for Musicfest Canada and the Kiwanis music Festival. Mike also founded and directs the annual Ottawa Saxophone Camp. Mike frequently performs with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and many other ensembles around the Ottawa Area, including the Cosmos Saxophone Quartet. Some of his performance credits include Natalie Cole, Alanis Morissette, Lou Rawls, Bernadette Peters, John Pizzarelli, Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin. Some of his theatre credits include The Book of Mormon (International tour), Billy Elliott (International tour), Hairspray (Charlottetown Festival, PEI ), Oliver (NAC English Theatre),The Producers, The Drowsey Chaperone (NAC English Theatre), Les Miserables (Orpheus Theatre), Motown (International tour), Newsies (International tour), Jersey Boys (International tour), Phantom of the Opera (International tour), Beauty and the Beast (ASNY Productions).
Garry Elliott is an Ottawa guitarist specializing in classical and jazz guitar performance and instruction. Offering guitar instruction in both Classical guitar and Jazz guitar, Garry received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa, where he studied with Michael Strutt. He also participated in masterclasses with David Russell and Manuel Barruecco. As a classical guitarist, Garry provides live music services as a soloist, and also plays in duos and trios for weddings, cermonies and events. He collaborates regularly with Ottawa musicians, including flutist Gertrude Létourneau, with whom he has recorded the CD Habañera, as well as the CD Pre Dawn Skies with pianist Steve Boudreau. His latest CD ‘Opus 2’ are tunes composed by himself and Steve Boudreau, and features the talents of Bassist Adrian Vidadi and drummer Camil Belisle. Garry has performed and recorded with composer, guitarist Roddy Ellias and the tango nuevo ensemble Norteño. As well as providing guitar lessons in the Ottawa area, Garry is also very active on the Ottawa jazz scene, recently in a performance of original compositons from Pre-Dawn Skies at the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Click on the Soundbytes tab to hear a sampling. Garry’s performances in various festivals include the Ottawa and Montreal Jazz Festivals, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival and the Westben Music Festival. He has recorded for the CBC and Radio Canada on numerous occasions. Garry teaches classical and jazz guitar in Ottawa for Carleton University, as well as providing private instruction.
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