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RENÉE YOXON AT OUR NOVEMBER VOCAL MIC NIGHT!
MEET SINGER, SONGWRITER & TEACHER RENÉE FOR AN EVENING OF INSPIRED JAZZ SINGING
WEDNESDAY NOV 13, 2019
7 to 9 pm
Festival Japan Restaurant
149 Kent St
Email Peggy for more information.
Renée Yoxon is a queer, non-binary, and disabled singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and teacher. Renée has over fifteen years of jazz experience, over ten years of vocal coaching experience, three full-length albums, and has received multiple awards and recognition. Renée received their formative jazz education during their teen years by attending JazzWorks for five consecutive summers.
From 2014 to 2018, Renée attended McGill University in the B.Mus. in Jazz Performance program. During that time they received two Schulich School of Music Scholarships, the Calder Spanier Memorial Prize, and a CALQ Professional Development Grant. They also released their third full length and their first live album, Impossible: Live at Musideum, with pianist, Chad Linsley. Renée graduated from McGill on the Dean’s Honour List and received Outstanding Achievement in Jazz Voice, as well as the Salsinger Tani Gold Medal in Music Performance.
On the heels of receiving their MA in Songwriting from the University of Limerick’s Irish World Academy, Renée has recently returned to Montreal with a crop of new songs with stylistic influences ranging from Brill Building pop and golden age country to modern jazz and indie folk. Renée’s new songs are a detailed account of their struggle with chronic pain, gender identity, and learning to let themself be vulnerable in an unpredictable body and a hostile world.
2019-2020 host bands:
Sept. 19 Mystic Hill Reunion
October 17 Killer Bees
November 21 John Graham and Friends
December 19 Gaby Warren and Friends.
January 16 Stay Tuned/Restez a l’ecoute
February 20 Diane Ross Quartet
March 20 Rob Martin and Friends
April 16 Off the Record
May 21 Glebop Jazz Trio
June 17 (Wed) Nancy B and the Truffles
Thanks to all who contributed to the success of JazzWorks's debut at the Great Glebe Garage Sale. It was a great day with a little rain at the end. A specific thank you to Stephen and Sarah Szabo for organizing the event and offering their home as HQ. Thanks also go to the Nepean, Glebe and John McCrae high school band ensembles and their teachers. They thoroughly entertained the crowd. Another thank you to The Works @ 580 Bank St. who supplied hamburgers, salads and drinks for the musicians. Lastly, thanks to our Jazz Works friends who kindly offered items to sell. We plan to repeat this venture again next year, making it bigger and better!
For our fundraiser Pop-Up Store at the Glebe Garage Sale on May 25, 2019
We are looking for anything musical that can be sold. All items for sale should qualify as "gently used."
Suggestions for items which can be sold, but not limited to, are as follows:
Please note that any items that are unsold at the end of the garage sale will be donated to charity.
Ottawa JazzWorks has released a preliminary list of clinicians for its 2019 Jazz Camp:
The main camp runs Aug. 15-18, 2019.
The Composers' Symposium and Private Practice Option runs Aug. 12-15, 2019.
For more information, visit our Jazz Camp page.
Please note that registration is not yet open.
Kirk MacDonald "Generations" CD Launch Concert
Toronto-based saxophonist Kirk MacDonald will perform ballads and standards with his quintet from his new CD, "Generations", to be released in November. The CD features three generations of jazz—from Kirk and his musical partners, Brian Dickinson, Neil Swainson and André White, to elder statesman, iconic New York pianist Harold Mabern, and Kirk's talented daughter, clarinetist Virginia MacDonald. "Generations" is Kirk's first album of standards in his repertoire of over 14 CDs as a leader and over 50 CDs in total.
This is going to be a great evening and one you won't want to miss! Book your tickets early because we expect this concert to sell out fast.
Advance tickets for this event range from $20 to $30 and are available through Eventbrite.ca via the link in this event or by calling JazzWorks at 613-220-3819.
$30 - General Admission
$25 - Friends of Jazzworks Admission
$20 - Student Admission
(Tickets at the door will be $5 extra)
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For those of you who wish to purchase tickets by credit card by phone, please call JazzWorks at 613-220-3819. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Patrons will be able to enjoy the special Jazz Night Discount Menu offered by Festival Japan during the performance ($15 minimum food/drink purchase).
Location: Festival Japan Restaurant, 149 Kent St, near Kent and Albert
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Parking: Parking on nearby streets is free after 6 pm, but please always check any parking signs. There is also a parking lot at Kent and Queen for a fee.
“A-List” Bassist Dezron Douglas, lauded by the New York Times for his “deep and soulful sound”, visits Ottawa to play the first in a new series of jazz concert events, “JazzWorks Presents”, at Festival Japan Restaurant on Friday October 5th from 7:30 to 10:30 pm. Known for his musical versatility, Douglas, one of the most in-demand young bassists in jazz today, will be joined in a trio setting by Ottawa’s Steve Boudreau on piano and Petr Cancura on saxophones.
“Ottawa JazzWorks and Festival Japan are thrilled to welcome one of New York’s busiest young jazz bassists, Dezron Douglas, to perform with 2 great local musicians, at our first evening in the ‘JazzWorks Presents’ concert series,” said Judith Humenick, JazzWorks Executive Director and Producer of the series. “JazzWorks is excited to offer some of the best in Canadian and International jazz performances. With the availability of a new acoustic piano and a specially created jazz menu, Festival Japan, currently the home of JazzWorks’ monthly jam sessions, is the perfect venue,” she added.
Advance tickets for the October 5th concert at Festival Japan, ranging from $25 to $15 for students, are available through Eventbrite.ca or by calling JazzWorks at 613-523-0316 (tickets at the door will be $5 extra).
In addition, Dezron Douglas will present a special Jazz Bass Master Class for Ottawa’s acoustic bass players at Nepean High School on Thursday, October 4th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.ca or by calling 613-523-0316.
Dezron Douglas has been playing in New York City since 1999, carving a name for himself both as a leader and sideman. In recent years he has performed and recorded with Michael Carvin, Pharaoh Sanders, Cyrus Chestnut, Louis Hayes, George Cables, Abraham Burton/Eric McPherson, Rene McLean, Al Foster, Ravi Coltrane, Billy Drummond, Steve Davis, Victor Lewis, Winard Harper, Mulgrew Miller, Lewis Nash, Kevin Mahogany, Carla Cook, Kenny Garrett, Steve Coleman, Willie Jones III, Duane Eubanks, Eric Reed, Tomasz Stanko, Vincent Herring, Papo Vazquez and The Marsalis Family.
Currently a member of the Louis Hayes Jazz Communicators, the Ravi Coltrane Quartet, and the Enrico Rava Quintet, Dezron’s latest recording “Soul Jazz” on VENUS RECORDS is garnering attention at radio stations all across America.
“Learned as it may be, this is living-language music — jazz as it’s practiced, more than as it’s studied.”
—Ben Ratliff: “Dezron Douglas Live at Smalls” (2012), The New York Times
More information about Dezron Douglas is available at www.dezrondouglas.com.
For Information about “JazzWorks Presents”, contact Judith Humenick at 613-859-8438 or email@example.com.