The TD Jazz Youth Summit is an all-star group of young up and coming musicians from across the country.
Schedule (10am to 3pm)10:00 OCDSB Grade 8 All-Star Jazz Band11:00 Canterbury Senior Jazz Band12:00 Lisgar Collegiate Senior Jazz Band 13:00 […]
Mônica Freire – vocals
Alessandro Mônaco – percussion
Ian Cardoso – cordas
Born in the city of Itabuna in the Brazilian state of Bahia, Mônica Freire grew up in a family of African, Syrian–Lebanese, Portuguese and indigenous ancestry. The Brazilian singer and composer, Monica Freire returns to Canada touring Ottawa, Montreal & Quebec City, taking her Brazilian Northeastern musical roots to a contemporary and universal level – Touching down The Mercury Lounge, in Ottawa for a live show of Contemporary Jazz & soul combining the Northeastern Brazilian roots sounds with hybrid intimate French lyrics – joined by Brazilian Musicians ; Alessandro Mônaco (percussion) e Ian Cardoso (cordas), both bringing rich and expressive Musical identities on stage. The repertoire will have their own songs in collaboration with important poets of the French/Brazilian cultures such as ; Arnaldo Antunes, Alice Ruiz, Gaële, Pierre Flynn et Albin de la Simone.
Seating is on a first come first serve basis. BioHailed as “the next big thing in the jazz world” (CityTV […]
Seating is on a first come first serve basis.BioFeaturing: Curtis Nowosad – drums Niall Bakkestad-Legare – tenor saxophone Steve Kirby […]
Colin James – Ld Vocals,Guitar,Harmonica
Maury Lafoy -Bass, Bg Vocals
Chris Caddell – Guitar,Bg Vocals
Jesse O’Brien – Hammond,Piano
Al Webster – Drums
Colin James’ 1988 self-titled debut featuring his 2 self-penned hits “Voodoo Thing” and “Five Long Years,” was the fastest-selling album in Canadian history. Mentored by the legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, this iconic Canadian artist has topped the charts as a pop vocalist, a blues guitar player, and led the swing revival with his Little Big Band. Colin has performed for the Queen, sold multi-platinum many times over and continues to sell out shows coast to coast. A six-time Juno Award winner and multiple Maple Blues Award winner, Colin continues to innovate with every new record. In 2014, Colin will be heading back into the studio to record his 17th full length album.
In a world of workaday singer-songwriters mired in vacuous self-regard, news of a new Ron Sexsmith record can only gladden the heart of those who care about deftly poetic, gently affecting songs that perfectly distil the pitfalls of being human. Especially when that record pairs him again with the producer who, for two decades, has framed his music in its most sympathetic surroundings: Mitchell Froom. Ron Sexsmith’s Forever Endeavour, released in 2013, is a batch of songs sparked by an unexpected health scare in the summer of 2011, and it’s these tracks that give the album its sorrowful gravitas. “In the middle of a tour last year, they detected a lump in my throat, and I had an MRI and the Ultrasound,” says Sexsmith. “And in the middle of recording this album, I had a CAT scan to see if everything was okay. So I had this period of a few months where I was freaking out about everything, and that probably explains why some of the songs are so philosophical.”
Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet tied the musical knot as Whitehorse, marrying their talent and chemistry as a smouldering duo. With their innovative approach and magnetic appeal, Whitehorse defies the math of one plus one. Whitehorse’s first full-length album, The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss, showcases their fusion of blistering guitar work and perfectly matched vocals. From psychedelic-meets-Spaghetti Western scorchers to sparkling acoustic ballads to pop noir numbers, the album covers impressive ground without compromising its artistic coherence. The title comes from a Wonder Woman comic glued to the table in a diner in Vancouver, BC. The romantic urgency of The Fate of the World… speaks to an ominous, epic sense of drama about the fate of our world today, as well as to the personal risks involved in fusing their impressive solo careers into one new band.
Cold Specks is 23-year-old Al Spx from Etobicoke, Canada, who now lives in London. Describing her sound as ‘Doom Soul’, Cold Specks’ music is steeped in the musical traditions of the Deep South. No wonder then that Al cites the Lomax Field Recordings and James Carr as influences along with Bill Callahan and Tom Waits. With a voice that evokes the ‘spirit feel’ of Mahalia Jackson and the visceral tones of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Cold Specks’ sparse arrangements and chain-gang rhythms stop you dead in your tracks.
Five Alarm Funk’ fourth studio album, Rock the Sky, has the band embracing their rock influences. “Iron Pegasus” is Iron Maiden meeting Tower of Power in an Egyptian bazaar, while “Wash Your Face” evokes Capt ain Kirk and Mr. Spock fighting to the death. The funk is not forgotten in “The Critic”, with heavy baritone sax propelling a slow and sexy groove.
On stage the group is unstoppable. Ten musicians perform intricate and airtight arrangements with delirious dance moves and full-on head banging.