By John Inder, MBA
Please read the description below carefully before contacting us if you or someone you know is interested.
The JazzWorks Treasurer is a volunteer position responsible for overseeing all aspects of the finances for a small-scale, non-profit and charitable organization that is dedicated to the development of jazz musicianship by amateur jazz musicians of all ages.
The Treasurer manages and monitors JazzWorks’ financial affairs and keeps its Board of Directors current on all relevant financial matters so that the Board can make sound decisions.
The Treasurer at JazzWorks is an Officer of the Board and must fulfill the responsibilities of a Director, as defined in JazzWorks’ Constitution and Bylaws, in addition to the Treasurer’s primary responsibilities.
Key Activities of the Treasurer:
The Treasurer does not manage the day-to-day finances and bookkeeping activities. However, the treasurer reviews the books and provides advice to the Administrator, Bookkeeper, the Executive Director and the Board on financial management.
Reporting to: JazzWorks Board of Directors
Estimated time per month: 8-12 hours
What we are looking for in a volunteer Treasurer:
What we offer the volunteer Treasurer:
Please contact us if you are interested or if you have questions about this position.
Note new venue for this concert: Kato Restaurant, 1170 chemin Alymer, Gatineau QC
About Wojtek Justyna TreeOh!Composed of an international group of musicians hailing from Portugal, Germany, Poland and The Netherlands, The Netherlands-based Wojtek Justyna TreeOh! fuses the energy of funk-jazz and the colours & rhythms of world music with fresh sonic explorations. Combining soaring fuzzy leads with the rootsy sounds of traditional African instruments and throbbing synth bass lines, the TreeOh! is brings this scintillating performance to Ottawa on July 15. For their third album “THRICE” (2022), the musicians have blended their creative compositional talents to write a set of music that is packed with head-bopping grooves, intriguing harmonies and vigorous melodies that are bound to captivate the listener.
Countless worldwide performances in clubs and renowned jazz festivals such as Jazz in Daegu (South Korea), Delft Jazz Festival, State-X New Forms, Bevrijdingsfestival (The Netherlands), Jazzmeile Thüringen, jazzahead! (Germany) and Letni Festiwal Jazzowy (Poland) have earned the TreeOh! a reputation of an electrifying live act full of dynamics, colorful textures and fiery interplay between the band members.
About Miguel de Armas
Joining the TreeOh! in concert is Cuban-born, Ottawa-based pianist Miguel de Armas. Miguel de Armas is a versatile jazz pianist and composer. He weaves strands of Cuban and American jazz influences in a compellingly eclectic way. Born in Havana, Cuba, Miguel studied at the Conservatory Amadeo Roldan and graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte with a Bachelor in Cuban Percussion. Now Miguel has brought his musical talents to the city Ottawa, Canada which he considers his adopted home. His hope is to introduce Canadians to the works of an original Cuban talent whose performances are nothing short of a master class in original Cuban jazz rhythms.
This event is in part sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Ottawa and Steve's Music Ottawa.
JazzWorks is happy to say that our 2023 edition of Jazz Camp is almost sold out. As of today, there is limited space in shared accomodations in the Main Lodge. The Lake House is fully booked, as are the singles in the Main Lodge.
Better hurry and register to avoid disappointment!
As you probably know by now, the Jazzworks Jam's regular home at Festival Japan has been under renovation all winter. Samantha has been kind enough to give us a room at Kato Japan, her Aylmer location. We just found out that venue is also not available this June, so we're going to postpone things until September, when hopefully we'll be back at Festival Japan.
Keep your fingers crossed and we'll see you at Festival Japan September 21!
Friday, June 2 from 7:30-10:30pm
Born in the Netherlands and spending his formative years in his parents' home country of Suriname, South America, A.T.N. Stadwijk studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he majored in Contemporary Arranging. Currently based in New York, he is a keyboardist, arranger and producer, and has recorded and toured the world with such artists as Harry Belafonte, Richard Bona, Kenny Garrett, Marcus Miller, Paul Simon and Raul Midon. He will be joined in this funk-fusion jazz concert by Ottawa drummer Michel Delage and bassist Sage Reynolds at KaTO Restaurant on June 2, 2023, from 7:30-10:30pm.
The Performance Workshop
Thursday, June 1 from 4:00-6:00 pm
(doors open at 3:45)
“The Supporting Role of the Keyboardist”
A.T.N. Stadwijk will present a special Performance Workshop on Thursday, June 1 at Centretown United Church, located at 507 Bank Street, Ottawa. A.T.N. will be exploring the role of the keyboard/piano and how it can support other instrumentalists and vocalists in a combo setting. Bring your instrument/voice and get ready to play! If you wish to participate, please come prepared with a lead sheet for yourself and one in concert pitch for the keyboardist. Parking is available off Argyle Avenue and in the Glashan Public School parking lot, located at 28 Arlington Avenue. Doors open at 3:45 and the Workshop begins at 4pm. (Please use the arched entrance on Bank Street.)
**FREE for high school students**
HGBS Blue Records (Germany) is proud to announce the March 31, 2023, release of Septology – The Black Forest Session by the newly formed Canadian Jazz Collective (CJC) Septet. The launch of the CJC’s debut album will be supported by a tour of live performances in Ontario, Montreal (April), Birdland (NYC) (July) and other U.S. venues, as well as major European cities during May 2023. The National Arts Centre in Ottawa welcomes the CJC for a celebration of the album’s launch on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 8 pm EDT.
Fronted by three of Canada’s most acclaimed and accomplished jazz treasures: saxophonist Kirk MacDonald, guitarist Lorne Lofsky and trumpeter Derrick Gardner, the CJC is augmented by clarinetist Virginia MacDonald and supported by a noted rhythm section comprised of pianist Brian Dickinson, bassist Neil Swainson and drummer Bernd Reiter. This innovative intergenerational septet takes a collaborative approach to the presentation of original Canadian jazz and blends the unique artistic visions of the leaders into one powerful, creative, and cohesive voice.
Septology was recorded at: the iconic MPS Studio (Most Perfect Sound) in Villingen, Germany in the Black Forest. MPS Studio holds a place of high distinction in Canadian jazz canon, as one of Oscar Peterson’s favorite places to record. Many of Peterson’s most notable recordings of the 1960’s were recorded there. “The tour was wonderful. The reception we had was great everywhere. And the live-to-tape recording at MPS Studio was a real throwback to the way high-quality sound albums used to be made,” MacDonald shares. And Lofsky, a former member of Peterson’s Quartet in the 1990’s, admits to a strong sense of “delayed synchronicity” in recording there himself, despite it being decades later.
The Canadian Jazz Collective strives to uphold Canada’s rich tradition of jazz. By displaying their virtuosic, world-class artistry through their original work, and with so much history between them, it is no exaggeration to suggest that the members of the Canadian Jazz Collective are the torch bearers of this storied tradition. "I've been playing with several members of the CJC for over 40 years. The kind of trust and rapport that has developed over this time has certainly contributed to a deeper connection within the group and the repertoire," shares Lofsky. Anchored by these long-standing ties, as well as their respective musical histories, with Septology, the Canadian Jazz Collective ushers in a new era of Canadian jazz excellence.
Septology - The Black Forest Session will be available digitally on Spotify, Amazon, and Apple Music, as well as on compact disc through Bandcamp on March 31, and as a Collector Edition Vinyl LP by mid-April. The digital and compact disc versions include two bonus tracks, Lofsky’s “Highway 9” and Gardner’s “One Thing Led to Another”.
Canadian Tour Dates 2023:
March 30 Concert Hall at Victoria Hall, Cobourg ON
April 1 Church of the Ascension, Port Perry ON – All Star Quintet
April 2 The Jazz Room, Waterloo ON
April 3 The Hare Winery, Niagara on the Lake ON
April 6 National Arts Centre Studio, Ottawa ON
April 7 Diese Onze, Montreal QC
April 8 The Jazz Bistro, Toronto ON
For Further Information:
Judith Humenick Productions
The Canadian Jazz Collective
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
" Exploring Sarah Vaughan's Version of Doodlin' "
Join Sienna Dahlen in this special online Performative Masterclass open to vocalists and instrumentalists
Saturday, April 15, 2023 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
This performative masterclass is open to instrumentalists and vocalists everywhere because it is ONLINE! The session will begin with an examination of Sarah Vaughan’s approach to groove and phrasing, her interpretation of the lyric and the effect of her personality on the music. We will then move on to some playing, and interpret and reproduce the discussed elements vocally and instrumentally. A focus on story-telling and stylistic development on extended forms (jazz études) will be the natural result of such explorations.
* embodying the Blues in an extended story form *
* interpretation of lyrics via the voice and external instruments *
* use of techniques such as straight eighths in a swing tune, back phrasing, forward phrasing, full range melodic paraphrasing *
Juno-award winning vocalist, Sienna Dahlen was born in the pristine Kootenays and raised in the gusty, dusty Peace River region of northern British Columbia. Her upbringing and influences whir like vintage jukebox singles, rooted in everything from the Beatles to Joni Mitchell to Bill Frisell. Passionately paving her own path, Dahlen’s music and sound scale the outskirts of folk and jazz while sometimes spanning the spatial avant-garde, all the while showering her listeners with a rhapsody of sonic love.
For more info or to sign up for this Performative Masterclass, please email JazzWorks today.
Cost is: $35 general admission; $30 for Friends of JazzWorks
Payment can be made over the phone at: (613) 220-3819
or via e-transfer to: email@example.com
(Please put "Sienna Dahlen Masterclass" as a note on your e-transfer.)
All proceeds go to JazzWorks events and programming.
JazzWorks' Jazz Jams will have a new home for the next few months while renovations are under way at Festival Japan. We are pleased that KaTO Fusion Restaurant at 1170 Chemin d'Alymer, Gatineau has agreed to host our jams temporarily.
The jams are held the 3rd Thursday of every month (summer excluded). The host band kicks things off with a set starting at 7:30 pm. Then the stage is open to all musicians.
Cover is $5 for JazzWorks Friends and $10 for general admission. Become a Friend of JazzWorks at the door or online.
JazzWorks' Vocal Mentored Open Mic sessions are also temporarily moving. Because these sessions require a tuned piano, we are happy to announce that we will be hosting them at GigSpace , located at 953 Gladstone Ave., for the next couple of months, until we move back into Festival Japan. Open Mic sessions are held the last Sunday of every month (summer excluded), 1:30 - 3:30 pm.
Steve Boudreau, educator and accompanist extraordinaire, will amp up your performance with constructive feedback on style, key, tempo and performance tips!
Please bring your own mic if you have one. Bring your own beverage, snacks and water bottle. No food or beverages available on site.
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