“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.
SCHEDULE - Thursday, September 20, 2018
4:30 to 6:15 VOCAL MASTER CLASS
Location: Nepean High School. Music Department
574 Broadview Ave, Ottawa
Fees: $25 regular, $20 Friends of JazzWorks, $10 student
(fee includes jam session admission)
TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE VISIT THE LINK BELOW:
7:30 PM JAM SESSION
Host Band: Swing Lovers
Kristin Marion - Vocals
Philippe Martel - keyboards
Cover Charge: $10 regular, $5 Friends of JazzWorks
(admission included if you attend the Vocal Master Class)
Location: Festival Japan Restaurant, 149 Kent St, near Kent and Albert
For those of you who enjoy a meal at the jams, food from Festival Japan's dinner menu will be available. For participants who like to arrive later in the evening, a selection of appetizers for $6 and drinks for $5 will be available. It is not necessary to order food to attend the jams, but the option is available for you.
Link to map: Google Map Festival Japan Location
Link to Festival Japan website
Parking: Parking on nearby streets is free after 6 pm, but please always check any parking signs. There are also City of Ottawa parking lots nearby (parking fees applicable):