Tickets are available for purchase online and at the Festival box office at #602 - 294 Alberts Street, Ottawa, ON.
The 33z is a tribute project initiated by Petr Cancura and Ed Lister along with local Ottawa musicians. The band performs music by significant composers of our times and gives you full permission to love pop with all your heart. Their first project for the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival will appropriately celebrate the life and music of Prince, one of the most influential composer/producer/entertainers of our generation. Each song performed by the 33z will feature a different singer, showcasing some of the major talent in the city.
The 33z band:
Ed Lister - trumpet (arrangements)
Petr Cancura - saxophones (arrangements)
Alex Moxon - guitar
Clayton Connell - piano/keyboards
JP Lapensee - bass
Stephen Adubofour - drums
Angelique Francis is a versatile and exceptionally gifted young musician with talent that is way beyond her years. This multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist, singer song writer and composer has played some of the biggest venues across Canada and the USA. Angelique first took to the stage at age 7 and made her American national television debut at age 13 on the Oprah Network, for writing and composing an original theme song for the Gayle King show. She has an insatiable appetite for many different kinds of music, and has wowed audiences across the globe with her stage presence, instrumentals, song writing abilities and her deep textured vocals. She is known for her eclectic mix of various musical genres including Blues, Soul, folk, Jazz and Rock. Her diversity, passion and love of music can be heard in all of her original compositions.
To many, Debbie is the epitome of what the alto sound is supposed to represent: prominent, powerful, and distinctive. Debbie has quietly amassed a very notable professional portfolio having either recorded or performed background vocals for a varied genre of international industry and Canadian hit makers like: Josh Groban, Lyle Lovett, Salome Bey, Soul Jazz Orchestra, and J.W. Jones, to name a few. Debbie is so appreciative of her Jamaican-Canadian musical heritage, which complements her years of training in the church choir. It’s obvious that both have had a profound influence on her alto vocal range, rhythmic style, and charismatic stage presence. If you are a fan of the legendary Gladys Knight, Grammy winner Erica Campbell, and multi-platinum artist Lauryn Hill, then prepare to be spellbound by Debbie’s signature sound and raspy resonance.
Emmanuel Simon is a neo soul, jazz vocalist based in Ottawa Canada. You may have seen him perform as the other half of the duo simons of jazz. His classical training has led him to perform at the historic Carnegie Hall in New York City and across North America. He’s performed with Josh Groban and Lyle Lovett, to name a few.
Jeff Rogers is a local Ottawa musician who's been performing professionally for over 18 years. As a duelling piano playing singer, Jeff made a name for himself in the local scene and has toured Canada as well as the UK, both under his own name as well as with the bands Silver Creek, and The Cooper Brothers. He has released two solo albums, and has been a part of dozens of other artists & bands' records.
Matthew Chaffey fronts the Canadian Soul group The Split. His voice elicits memories of the golden era of soul - think Otis Redding and Bobby Womack. If you've been searching for a sound that reflects and distinctly reimagines the best of the genre, look no further than Mr. Matthew Chaffey.
Drawing from a musical life of family singsongs and formal training in classical and jazz piano, Megan Jerome takes a soulful and eclectic approach to singing, playing piano, arranging and songwriting. Her songs have been described as bold, intimate, and full of light! Whether playing with a full band, a small ensemble or going solo, it is Megan’s singular artistic voice, imbued with sensitivity and beauty, that drives her work.
Her five self-produced albums have delighted critics and audiences alike, while topping CBC and community radio station charts across Canada and earning her a Galaxie Rising Star Award.
Rebecca Noelle has toured in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Belgium, Netherlands, Germany & performed at the magnetic North Pole. Her voice has been featured on national frequencies such as CBC Radio, BBC Radio, and Radio Bremen (Germany). She's shared bills with artists such as B.B. King, Johnny Winter, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buddy Guy and Bonnie Raitt. Rebecca's vocal stylings and songwriting were featured on the album “Revenge of the Vinyl Café”, a soundtrack written and recorded by Rebecca and her comrades: "The PepTides" in collaboration with Stuart McLean, and CBC’s The Vinyl Café 20th Anniversary. In 2016 Rebecca's touring circuit broadened to include dates in the Arctic and the Middle East entertaining the Canadian troops (billed with comedian Shaun Majumder) as part of the Canadian military's morale-boosting show tours. She spent most of summer 2016 recording her second studio album: Soulstice. This past fall, Rebecca travelled to Abruzzo, Italy, to work with prominent Italian filmmaker Paolo Ceritano on the video to accompany Rebecca's debut single "Go With You". This video shoot was paired with an Italian tour that featured Rebecca's European band. After a successful Italian welcome, Rebecca's 2017 European "Soulstice" tour is already in the works.