Deborah Davis & Segue to Jazz / The Gift of Jazz

OLG Ontario Series

Wednesday June 27 @ 5:00pm, OLG Ontario Stage FREE

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Featuring:

Peter Beaudoin - Musical Director & Drum Set
Eddy Bimm - Keys / Grand Piano
René Lavoie - Sax / Flute
Martin Newman - Upright Bass
Dave Arthur - Trombone
Gino Scaffidi - Electric Guitar
Arien Villegas - Congas & Percussion
DeborahDavis - Executive Producer & Lead Vocals
Michael Curtis Hanna - Lead Vocals
Darin David Kyle - 2001 World Tap Dancing Champion
Jamaal Jackson Rogers - Ottawa English Poet Laureate
Deborah Davis and Segue to Jazz return to the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, joined by Jazz great Michael C. Hanna, former world tap dancing champion, the dynamic Darin Kyle and Jamaal Jackson Rogers, (Ottawa English Poet Laureate).
Deborah Davis and Segue to Jazz return to the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, joined by Jazz great Michael C. Hanna, former world tap dancing champion, the dynamic Darin Kyle and Jamaal Jackson Rogers, (Ottawa English Poet Laureate).

From its African and Gospel roots to modern day expressions, THE GIFT OF JAZZ is a powerful tribute to and celebration of Jazz.

“....We were treated to an absolutely stunning evening both visually and musically...amazing, strong and powerful voices...a story well told through music! Congratulations to TD and to all members of the Gift of Jazz.....
WHAT A GIFT…an innovative way to introduce the audience to Black history and its importance and relevance to Canada's history…”

"...The music lively, the band flawless and the performers kept the audience entertained throughout...a wonderful selection of amazing songs from the greatest jazz singers of the past century….the dancing and the singing were inspirational.”

The Gift of Jazz celebrates the courage, determination, grace and unrelenting spirit of men and women who overcame incredible challenges and reflects the history, impact and contributions of these performers on the world of Jazz...

PHOTO CREDIT: nicklafontaine.com
Photo: Deborah Davis & Michael Curtis Hanna with Segue to Jazz ensemble from 2017 and 2018 performances of The Gift of Jazz at the Algonquin Commons Theatre & the National Gallery of Canada Theatre

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