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Not So Standard (Justin Duhaime)
May 7, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Guitarist Justin Duhaime leads this inter-city group performing an eclectic mix of not-so-common jazz standards. He will joined by bassist Michael Herring and drummer Valeriy Nehovora.
Justin Duhaime is a passionate guitarist, composer and teacher with a deep commitment to music. He has sold out concerts at various venues and festivals throughout Ottawa. Duhaime is the recipient of the Ottawa Arts Council’s 2018 RBC Emerging Artist Award, the first musician to ever receive the award. As a freelance guitarist Duhaime has performed in a wide array of musical styles. Most recently, he has emerged as a leading figure in the jazz manouche scene in Ottawa with his group Gypsy Muse. Duhaime is fluent in French and English and has been teaching guitar in both languages since 2005. He has a self-published instructional guitar book, published over 300 videos on YouTube, composed over 40 pieces and is sponsored by DK Guitars. He has studied with David Liebman, Vic Juris, Denis Chang, Jesse Stewart, Roddy Ellias, Mark Ferguson, and Tim Bedner among others.
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), God’s Gift to Yoda (experimental indie jazz-rock), who released their debut full-length album This Album Is Not For People, and in Harrington and The Uplifters (Roots Nerd-Rock and New Orleans pop), where you can hear Herring’s lead and backing vocals and lyrics. Herring has toured around recorded in North America, Europe, and Korea with his ensembles as well as sharing the stage with such great musicians as: David Binney, Bucky Pizzarelli, Bernie Senensky, Ab Baars (ICP/Amsterdam), Ken Vandermark, Jah Youssouf (Mali, Africa), Mansa Sissoko (Mali, Africa), David Braid, Kirk MacDonald, Dave Clark, P.J. Perry, Tannis Slimmon, Harry Manx, Lina Allemano, William Carn, Percy Sledge, Ernest Ranglin, and Brinsely Forde (Aswad). Herring’s compositions and arrangements have been featured in the repertoires of many ensembles, including he wrote the soundtrack to the short film In Harms’s Way.
Valeriy Nohovora is a relative newcomer to the Ottawa music scene but since his arrival in the city he has established himself as a solid and in-demand drummer. He has been playing drums since he 13 years old. He studied classical percussion at a university-level academy of music in Odessa, but was working on the side as a jazz drummer and in a symphony. He has had the pleasure of playing with people like Ray Brown Jr., Kevin Mahogany, and Karl Frierson.
For their performance on syncspace.live, Justin Duhaime and Valeriy Nehovora will perform from their respective homes in Ottawa, with Michael Herring performing from Toronto.
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