Monday, 25 June 2012

JUNE 25 - What You Need To Know

DAY 5 Here comes New Orleans!!!

Today's weather is looking on the colder side but hopefully the rain will hold off.


12pm @ Rideau Center (FREE)

Elise Letourneau Quartet
Elise Letourneau – flute, bass flute, vocals
Tim Bedner – guitar
Mark Alcorn – bass
Marilee Townsend – drums
Elise Leourneau 

 OLG Daytime @ OLG (FREE)

Rialto Rhythm Revelers
Leigh Smith – leader, trumpet-cornet, vocals
Dave Ward – lead alto sax, clarinet
Brian Asselin – alto sax, clarinet
David Renaud – tenor sax, clarinet.
Sol Gunner – violin
Art Katona – trombone
Ken Iles – cornet
Ian Clyne – piano, vocals
Steve Barrette – drums
Bob Langley – tuba, string bass
David Johnston – banjo, guitar
These guys are awesome: they are local, they've been around a long time, and these veteran musicians do it up old school style- 1920's hot dance and jazz tunes

4-6pm Commuter Series @ Delta Ottawa City Center

Brian Asselin – tenor saxophone
Jeff Asselin – drums
Alex Mastronardi – bass  
Brian is a great local tenor saxophonist and if you are aching to do something after work but before things start up at the festival, you can grab a bite and listen to some music.

6pm @ Main Stage - Great Canadian Series

Kelly Craig – Trumpet
Zakari Frantz – Alto Sax
Patrick Lampron – Tenor Sax
Alex Belgarde – Upright Bass
Adam Daudrich – Piano
Alain Bourgeois – Drum Set
Kelly is a local trumpet player who plays in all kinds of bands from soul to jazz. He is great at getting people together and putting together professional projects. He has been, for the last few years, focusing on the tradition of jazz through the 50's and 60's and put together a great band for this date. This group is featured on our compilation CD Valley Giants 2012.


5pm @ NAC's Fourth Stage

Atle Nymo – saxophone
Magnus Broo – trumpet
Ingebrigt Flaten – bass
Håkon Mjåset Johansen – drums
We have a bit of a European take-over at the Fourth Stage this evening, starting with this Scandinavian group that plays improvised music in the style of Atomic and The Thing. 

7pm @ NAC's Fourth Stage

Hexen Trio
Paul Plimley – piano
Barry Guy – bass
Lucas Niggli – drums
The second day of the great improvising guru and bassist Barry Guy, this evening joined by Swiss drummer Lucas Niggli and Vancouver-based pianist Paul Plimley

9pm @ NAC's Fourth Stage

Mathias Eick Quintet
Mathias Eick – trumpet
Andreas Ulvo – grand piano, keyboards
Gard Nilssen – drums
Andreas Bye – drums
Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen – bass
You may remember the group Jaga Jazzist from last year... the powerful Norwegian big band. This year he brings his own project inspired by Scandinavian soundscape and the sounds of the great Kenny Wheeler.

7pm & 9pm @ NAC's Studio

Joe Lovano – saxophone
Dave Douglas – trumpet
Lawrence Fields – piano
James Genus – bass
Joey Barron – drums
If you like jazz this is a DO NOT MISS! Joe Lovano is one of the greatest living saxophonists, Dave Douglas an equal trumpet player and an exquisite composer. They have teamed up here with Joey Barron, such a great drummer!!!



A New Orleans style party isn't a party without some partying. So we have a few other groups and events to watch out for in the park between acts and sometimes during performances:
Sheesham & Lotus & Son
This band will have you confused what decade we are in. They take the old-timey and trad jazz sound very seriously and are just awesome at it!
APEX Jazz Band
A great local Dixie Band will be at the Food Court
The School Of Dance will be dancing it up all over the place
and if you get down to the Soul Rebels, you will get to experience
The Fire Weavers


7:30pm @ Concerts Under The Stars - Main Stage Confederation Park

Trombone Shorty – trombone, trumpet, vocals
Mike Ballard – bass
Pete Murano – guitar
Joey Peebles – drums
Dwayne Williams – percussion
Dan Oestreicher – baritone sax
Tim McFatter – tenor sax
He's been here before, he is a star on Treme and a rep of the new New Orleans. Shorty has some young energy to give us combining jazz, brass band etiquette as well as some hip hop and R&B.

9pm @ Concerts Under The Stars - Main Stage Confederation Park

Allen Toussaint featuring Marc Ribot, Don Byron and Christian Scott
Allen Toussaint – piano
Herman LeBeaux – drums
Roland Guerin – bass
Christian Scott – trumpet
Marc Ribot – guitar
Don Byron – clarinet
He is a legend that has worked with everyone under the moon from The Meters to the Neville Brothers to Dr. John. This band pays tribute to the great music and history of New Orleans. This is my pick of the festival!

10:00pm OLG Late Night - opening set

The Vienna Circle
A local band

 10:30pm OLG Late Night - main show

Soul Rebels
Julian Goslin – trumpet
Paul Robertson – trombone
Erin Williams – saxophone
Marcus Hubbard – trumpet
Derrick Moss – bass drum
Lumar LeBlanc – snare drum
Edward Lee Jr - sousaphone
Corey Peyton – trombone
Damion Francois – sousaphone
New Orleans Brass Band - the real thing! These guys have updated the tradition with songs from recent decades like Metalica... this will be a guaranteed party. Watch out for the Fire Weavers as well!

And if you are itching for more check out the Jam Session at Arc The Hotel

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