Saturday, 30 June 2012

JUNE 30 - What You Need To Know

DAY 10 - Learn to Swing Dance... and something for everyone today!

Today's weather is looking fabulous again.


12pm @ Rideau Center (FREE)

Robert Fontaine – drums
Tom Denison – bass
Yves Laroche – piano
Rick Rangno – flugelhorn
These guys work really hard and love what they do... mostly original tunes inspired by the jazz tradition.

2pm @ Rideau Center (FREE)

Three Little Birds
Erin Saoirse Adair – vocals, guitar, piano, violin, ukulele
Amelia Leclair – vocals, guitar, cajon
Angela Schleihauf – vocals, piano, oboe
Three great local young singer/songwriters team up for this unique group!

12pm OLG Daytime @ OLG (FREE)

Swing Dynamite
This is your chance to learn some swing dance moves!




12pm OLG Daytime @ OLG (FREE)

Kurt Walther – bass
Zak Frantz Alto – sax
Brian Asselin Tenor – sax
Ed Lister – trumpet
Dave Foster – guitar
Jeff Asselin – drums
Steve Berndt – trombone, vocal
This is Ottawa's premier jump-jive band. They've toured North America playing clubs, festivals and dances and this is a real treat to get to hear them and try out some of the moves you might have learned in the previous half-hour.

8pm @ Brookstreet Hotel (FREE)

Renée Yoxon – vocals
Mark Ferguson – piano
Joel Kerr – bass
Renee is one of the city's great jazz singers. She respects the tradition greatly and always finds a way to convey the story.  Teaming up here with Montreal's Joel Kerr and Ottawa's Mark Ferguson. Both Renee and Mark are featured on this year's Compilation CD Valley Giants 2012.

6:30pm @ Main Stage - Great Canadian Series

TD Jazz Youth Summit
Trumpet - Emily Denison                  Ottawa (ON)
Alto Sax - Hojin Jang                        Oakville (ON)
Tenor Sax - Nigel Bakkenstad           Winnipeg MAN
Tenor Sax - Bryan Qu                        Edmonton (ALTA)
Trombone - Daniel Desgroseilliers    Ottawa (ON)
Guitar -Matt McDougall                    N.S.
Piano - Chris Pruden                          Edmonton (ALTA)
Bass - Jonathan Tromsness                B.C
Drums - Ian Wright                            Belleville (ON)
This group is selected from many applications coming from across Canada and represent some of the best from the country. They rehearse all week and hone their skills through master classes of visiting artists. The group is lead by Jim Lewis and this is their feature right here!!!


7pm @ NAC's Fourth Stage 

Colin Stetson
Colin Stetson – saxophones, clarinets
This guy is awesome! Saxophonist who has become one of the most sought after indie rock horn players has played and recorded with Tom Waits, Bon Iver and more. He has a very cool concept for his solo show which includes circular breathing while singing all on a bass sax! You can read a more extensive blog post about Colin here.

9pm @ NAC's Fourth Stage

Adam Benjamin – Fender Rhodes
Shane Endsley – trumpet/efx
Kaveh Rastegar – bass
Ben Wendel – tenor sax/efx
Nate Wood – drums
This is a DO NOT MISS! Brooklyn based, virtuosic jazz group that's really doing something new!You can read a more extensive blog post about Colin here.

7pm & 9pm @ NAC's Studio

The Chris Tarry Group
Chris Tarry – bass
Dan Weiss – drums
Henry Hey – piano
Pete McCann – guitar
Kelly Jefferson – saxophone
You may know him from Metalwood, this Brooklyn-based, Canadian bassist has a great group with him to his juno-winning follow up.


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

‘Big’ Sam Williams – trombone / vocals
Andrew Baham – trumpet / vocals
Andrew Block – guitar
Chocolate MILK – drums
Eric Vogel – bass  
Another New Orleans powerhouse - this band is a powerhouse that takes no prisoners. Horns, organ, funk, brass bands... all this mashed up into one nation.

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

Darryl Hall
What can one say... Hall & Oats!

10:15pm OLG Late Night - opener

Caridad Cruz
Caridad Cruz with:
Miguel Angel de Armas – piano
César Ricardo – vocals and guitar
Rick Rangno – trumpet
Marc Decho – bass
Reynier Garcia – congas
Arien Villegas – latin percussion
Caridad is a really powerful singer from Cuba who has made Ottawa her home. With a great band, I am really glad she gets a chance to open at OLG on the stage's closing night!

11:15pm OLG Late Night - main show

Get The Blessing
Jim Barr – bass
Daisy Palmer – drums
Jake McMurchie – sax
Peter Judge – trumpet
From the U.K. theseguys are nuts and amazing. Definitely in the Jazz vein, they know how to hold it down while taking the audience on an adventure.

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

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