Issue 005 April 1, 2006
Issue 001 June, 2003
Issue 002 August 2003
I don't hate Mondays anymore...
The warm atmosphere of Le Petit Chicago
in Gatineau is the perfect setting for the newest and coolest jazz jam
session in the area, featuring a quartet led by the wonderful
saxophonist Brian Asselin. He is ably supported by Jake von Wurden on
bass, Jeff Asselin on drums and Steve Boudreau on piano. These guys are
the best young talent the area has to offer, so come out and support
Go West, Young man...
The Brookstreet Hotel in Kanata is also
featuring jazz on the weekends in their stylish Options Bar. The Steve
Berndt Quartet has been spotted there, as well as various other local
acts. Check out the listings!
Those who remember good times at the
now-defunct Claire Du Lune listening to the Hugh O'Connor groups are
pleased to find out that Hughey's back ! Just down the street at Chez
Lucien, you can hear Ottawa's sax legend accompanied by the uber-tasteful
They appear there on Sunday afternoons.
What's going on here... ?
Vineyard's manager Bill Gordon isn't
used to gangs of people phoning for reservations to hear the duos he
has so faithfully supported... Vineyard's low-key atmosphere has always
proved to be a winning one, featuring warm surrounding complimented by
live background jazz. That is, until the world started discovering one
of the musicians he employs there, ace saxophonist Nathan Cepelinski.
Then the phones started ringing! We hope you support all the musicians
at Vineyard's, but make sure you catch Nathan when you can. This little
puddle can't hold that big frog for long !
A perfect match...
There's nothing like a real piano.
Especially in the hands of the master, Brian Browne. That's exactly
what you'll hear on Thursdays at Cafe Paradiso. Luckily, Brian doesn't
take the piano home when he's done, so musical director Gerry Shatford
will play it for you too, with the various interesting groups he puts
together. Again, check the listings !
That's all for now, but I'll be trying
to keep you updated a little more often. As always, we encourage you to
get out there and support live jazz in the Ottawa area. Maybe you'll
see me there !