Following the success of our 2010 "Originals" concert, JazzWorks is pleased to announce our second "Originals" concert led by artistic director and bassist, John Geggie. "Originals: New Shoots from Jazz Roots" will showcase the original compositions of JazzWorks participants who were mentored by professional jazz musicians during our 2013 Composers' Symposium at Jazz Camp. The concert will feature these JazzWorks faculty members, all exceptional jazz musicians: saxophonist
Rémi Bolduc, drummer Nick Fraser and piano player Nancy Walker. They will perform the original tunes on stage with an all-star combo of JazzWorks composers and participants. Join us for an unforgettable evening of new jazz tunes written by local musicians. This project has been made possible due to funding from the Ontario Arts Council.
JazzWorks Fundraiser Dinner at La Grotta
The Whiskey Tasting Dinner, held March 26th was a great success. The dinner, a fundraiser put together by board member Peggy Cameron, and prepared especially for us by Delia at Caffe La Grotta, was excellent as usual. Our own Gavin McLintock guided us through the tasting of 5 excellent Scotch whiskies. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. We are all looking forward to the next event. We'll let you know when that will be!
First Jerry Heath scholarship winner makes a great impression
Colin with Charley Gordon, Jerry's long-time musical associate
Young trombone player Colin Lloyd is the first winner of the scholarship established in the name of Jerry Heath, an inspiring contributor to the JazzWorks jazz camp for 10 years. Like Jerry, Colin has a deep sense of the jazz tradition, even though he is only 18. He impressed everyone who heard him at this year's camp with his strong playing and eagerness to soak up jazz knowledge from faculty members and other players.
Colin is a graduate of Earl of March high school in Kanata. In the fall he is heading to McGill University to enter the jazz program. He promises to keep up his JazzWorks connections. That might involve turning up a Carleton Tavern jam session during a school break. Don't miss the opportunity to hear him.
News & Events Quick Links