The poster pretty well says it all, other than to note that Clayton Connell is an extremely talented piano player who made a big impression at jazz camp last summer. I got a chance to play with him a couple of times and I really liked the mature way he approached the music. He sounded like he'd been playing for 30 years. So, on Wednesday night at Carleton, you not only get a chance to hear Clayton play, you also get a chance to support his music studies in Austria. Sounds like a win-win to me. (For those not fluent in German, by virtue of taking the same university German course three times and almost passing it, I can tell you that Clayton is heading for the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz.)
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Tune Up won't be a calendar of events — Ottawa Jazz Happenings takes care of that. But it will discuss events and issues of interest to the JazzWorks community. Journalist, author, trumpet player and a jazz camper since 1999, Charley Gordon is a former vice-president of JazzWorks.