If you’ve attended jazz camp in the last few years, you’ve been impressed by the three young musicians who are performing at GigSpace Saturday night, July 20. Trumpeter Emily Denison (she also plays violin), tenor saxophonist Claire Devlin and pianist Deniz Lim-Sersam have all been to camp on several occasions and one of the many pleasures of camp is hearing how quickly young musicians grow into the music.
Those three could all play when we first heard them. But they can really play now.
Obviously you don’t credit camp with all that. Emily, Claire and Deniz are all studying music at the college and university level. And to hear them play, you know that they’ve been working hard. But it would be nice to think that camp helped them gain confidence and absorb some of the love of the music from the faculty and their fellow campers.
Pianist/journalist Peter Hum has done a nice piece on the three young musicians in the Ottawa Citizen. Have a look at it here, and don’t forget GigSpace, Saturday night at 7:30.
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About this blog
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.