JazzWorks entered the new year with its annual general meeting, held Jan. 16. A new executive was elected, with Judy Humenick returning from a leave as president. Charley Gordon returns as vice-president and Ira Abrams as treasurer. At large members of the board include Margaret Cameron, Marylise Chauvette, Dave Finlayson, John Graham, Mary Moore and Ian Schwartz. Lauren Walker has left the board after five valuable years as secretary.
As in past years, much of the focus will be on jazz camp, this year scheduled for Aug. 21 to 24 at CAMMAC in the Laurentians, with the extra days for composers beginning on Aug. 19. Before that will be the second annual Winter Workshop, tentatively scheduled for March, and an Originals Concert, featuring works by JazzWorks participants, tentatively scheduled for May, both held in Ottawa. And, of course, jam sessions continue at the Carleton Tavern, at 8:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month and at 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month (except in February when the Sunday jam will be held on the second Sunday, the 9th). More details will be forthcoming soon.
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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.