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New Year’s Eve 2020 Live Jazz

This concert is now over but you can watch excerpts from it. Let's bid farewell to this most challenging year and usher in a new one with a free live jazz concert. Don't let the lockdowns of the pandemic stop you from enjoying live music! Join us virtually from your homes as we bring together […]


Winter Winds

Multi-instrumentalist David Renaud demonstrates his versatility, virtuosity, and the individual voice of different wind instruments including several clarinets, saxophones, and flutes. He will provide some insights into the world of "doubling," a little history of the instruments, a few stories, and of course engaging live jazz including some original tunes. The band will invite questions […]


The Shorter Way

Guitarist Justin Duhaime leads this tribute to the great saxophonist and composer, Wayne Shorter. Although Shorter was a standout sideman in bands led by exceptional musical leaders such as Maynard Ferguson, Art Blakey, and Miles Davis, he became a great leader in his own right as well as being widely known for his role in […]


The Price of Silver

In this show we pay tribute to one of the coolest cats in jazz. Pianist and composer Horace Silver set the bar for hard swinging, melodic hard bop, fusing hard-drivin' straighthead jazz with funky, danceable rhythms. Join us as the band, led by trumpeter Ed Lister, bring you the essence of Silver's music. Featuring: Ed […]


Eyes on the Horizon

This is one you absolutely don't want to miss. The theme of the show is optimism. Guitarist Alex Moxon and this stellar lineup will premiere originals penned by Alex during the pandemic, looking back, looking ahead, digging deep, aiming to uplift, and reminding us all of the many things we can appreciate even during challenging times […]


The Piano Trio

The piano trio. It's that classic sound. The rhythm section of a band and a whole band unto itself. We're thrilled to showcase the talents of Mike Manny in this tribute to the piano trio. Join us for this show and you'l be treated to both an evening of effortless listening with swinging jazz standards, […]


In a Jam

A jam session like no other. Leveraging the unique properties of our live-across-the-Internet livestream format, this jam session will use technology to facilitate interaction between the audience and the musicians while giving us an up-close look at how the musicians navigate whatever is thrown at them. The audience will be able to suggest and vote […]


Mardi Gras

It's time to celebrate! Let your hair down, kick off your shoes, mix up those cocktails, and go wild (in your own home) as we celebrate Mardi Gras with music from New Orleans infused with sounds from the Caribbean, Africa, France, and Spain.  Featuring: David Renaud (woodwinds) Mark Ferguson (trombone) Justin Duhaime (guitar) Keith Hartshorn-Walton […]


Tales from the Trumpet (Fred Paci)

In this concert, trumpeter Frederic Paci, leads a tribute to the jazz trumpet legends who have influenced him over the years, including Lee Morgan, Louis Armstrong, Chet Baker, Roy Hargrove, Freddy Hubbard, and Clifford Brown. Fred is kept very busy by day (and many evenings) as a member of the Central Band of the Canadian Forces. […]


Jam Session with Mike Manny (March 7)

Join us for a Sunday afternoon jam session hosted by pianist Mike Manny. These jam sessions feature a trio house band with a couple of surprise guests dropping in to play with the band. In some cases this may lead to the band performing across multiple cities. A unique opportunity to watch the band and […]


The Guitar Trio (Tim Bedner)

The Guitar Trio features guitarist Tim Bedner, bassist Tom Denison, and drummer Lucas Denison, in an exploration of timeless compositions by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dave Brubeck, Toots Thielemans, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy van Heusen, Arthur Schwartz, and others. This classic combo of guitar, bass, and drums allows space for each instrument to be engaged in dialog […]


Duo: Adrean Farrugia & Peter Hum

For this, our first Sunday afternoon duo concert, we're excited to feature two very fine pianists performing between Hamilton, Ontario and Ottawa, Ontario with 500 kms and 176 keys between them. Award winning pianist and composer Adrean Farrugia is one of Canada’s most distinct voices on the piano. Since the late 1990s Adrean has been […]


Ferguson Tremblay Quartet

Mark Ferguson (piano and trombone) and Mike Tremblay (tenor sax) have been collaborating on a wide variety of musical projects since the late 1980's. They have produced two albums (Home and Appleface) which focused on their original compositions, and featured Canadian jazz icons Dave Young and Terry Clarke. This concert will feature selections from those […]


Duo: Mike Tremblay & Petr Cancura

Two of Ottawa's finest saxophonists join forces for a unique duo. No piano, no guitar, no bass, no drums. Saxophonist 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 […]


Petr Cancura 4tet (Petr Cancura, Roddy Ellias, John Geggie, Jamie Holmes)

This show will present new original music by saxophonist and composer Petr Cancura inspired by the winter and spring, embracing melody as top Dawg! The music will be realized by bassist John Geggie, known for exercising his skills as a jazz bassist as much as a chamber and improvising guru; Roddy Ellias on guitar - […]


Jam Session with Mike Manny (March 28)

Join us for a Sunday afternoon jam session hosted by pianist Mike Manny. These jam sessions feature a trio house band with a couple of surprise guests dropping in to play with the band. In some cases this may lead to the band performing across multiple cities. A unique opportunity to watch the band and […]


New Pathways (Peter Hum, Kenji Omae, John Geggie, Tim Shia)

Rich harmonies and the infinite ways in which chords can be connected have fascinated Ottawa pianist Peter Hum since he took his first steps in jazz more than four decades ago. Join Peter with his new quartet as they explore harmonically lush compositions by Herbie Hancock, Bill Evans and Billy Strayhorn that are as […]


6 of 1, Half a Dozen of the Other (Ed Lister, Petr Cancura, Rich Page, Alex Moxon, Tom Denison, Jamie Holmes)

We're taking it to the next level with this powerhouse 6-piece band performing original music and re-interpreted covers from trumpeter and composer Ed Lister who will be joined by: Petr Cancura (tenor saxophone), Rich Page (alto and baritone saxophones), Alex Moxon (guitar), Tom Denison (bass), and Jamie Holmes (drums). This night of music will focus on all things […]

Duo: Roddy Ellias & John Geggie

Guitarist and composer Roddy Ellias combines a deep relationship with both classical music and jazz in his composition, improvisations and interpretations of jazz standards. He’s performed and/or recorded with numerous jazz giants including Lee Konitz, Tom Harrel, Joel Frahm, and David Liebman, and has toured with his own projects throughout Canada and the United States. His […]