"JazzWorks Presents" Concert Series: Drummer-Composer Jae Sinnet
Join "JazzWorks Presents" on Friday, June 3, 2022 for an evening filled with top-notch jazz music accompanied by your favourite Japanese dishes. The concert features Virginia-based drummer-composer Jae Sinnett, accompanied by bassist Adrian Vedady and guitarist Roddy Ellias.
If you wish to make dinner reservations... please contact Festival Japan at 613-234-1224
Time: Friday, June 3, 2022 from 7:30-10:30 pm EST
Address: Festival Japan (149 Kent Street, Ottawa, ON K1P 6E6)
“The Rhythm of Jazz" Workshop: This workshop will provide a wonderful opportunity for students, professionals and jazz appreciators to experience and learn how the swinging pulse of jazz defines the foundation of jazz performance. Drummer, composer, music educator and Sonor and Sabian artist Jae Sinnett will conduct a masterclass workshop showcasing, discussing and demonstrating the feel of the intricate complexities of the swing rhythm.
Time: Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 2:00-4:00 pm EST
Address: Steve's Music Store (308 Rideau Street, Ottawa, ON K1N 5Y5)
*FREE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS*
About Jae Sinnett
A native of Donora, PA, Jae Sinnett came to Virginia in the mid-‘70s and after completing his military service, he began his music career by attending Norfolk State University as a Music Education major. He evolved into a consummate drummer, composer and bandleader who has produced fifteen albums. He has also created instructional videos, scores music for five documentaries and written over 250 original compositions. Jae hosts the popular radio show Sinnett in Session as well as The R&B Chronicles.
As a jazz educator, Jae taught history, theory and percussion at the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA for eight years. He also directed the GSA Big Band and Jazz Combos. He was an adjunct drum set and jazz ensemble instructor at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA. He is a Sonor Drums and Sabian Cymbals artist and has been sponsored by both companies for over twenty years. He is also a tutoring clinician and music educator, conducting master classes at many universities and appearing as a guest artist with the ensembles performing his compositions.
Jae has performed with many artists over the years, including Branford and Ellis Marsalis, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Chuck Mangione, Charlie Byrd, Herb Ellis, Chico Freeman, Arthur Blythe, Carol Sloane, Jon Hendricks, Randy Brecker, James Moody, Kenny Drew Jr., Fred Hersch, Mulgrew Miller, James Williams, Jack Walrath, Makoto Ozone, JoAnne Brackeen, Andrew White and Frank Morgan, to name a few.
Jae’s awards include the prestigious Scott Willis Jazz Impact Award and the Duke Dubois Jazz Humanitarian Award at the JazzWeek Jazz Chart Summit. Jae has also been nominated several times for the Jazz Radio Programmer of the Year Award.
On Thursday, Apr. 21, 2022, JazzWorks revives its beloved monthly jam sessions. The music starts at 7:30 pm at Festival Japan, 149 Kent St. Admission is $10, $5 for JazzWorks Friends. The host band will be Off the Record, featuring Frank Edgerton (piano), Neil Sealy (bass), André Ferraton (drums), and Edwin Gans (sax). Following their set, the stage will be open to all musicians for the rest of the evening. Vocalists, feel free to bring your own mics.
For those of you who enjoy a meal at the jams, food from Festival Japan's dinner menu will be available. Please make dinner reservations by calling (613) 234-1224. For participants who like to arrive later in the evening, a selection of appetizers and drinks will be available. The kitchen closes at 9 pm.
:Looking further ahead, planning is underway for a JazzWorks Memorial Jam in June (exact date TBD) to celebrate the lives of our JazzWorks friends Marylise Chauvette, Howard Tweedle, Loic Martin, Ryszard Kowalski, and Tim Leah. We need volunteers to help make this happen. If you are able to help, please contact Leslie Toope.