Karen Oxorn Quartet

Friday August 20 @ 9:00pm at GigSpace

OLG Free the Jazz
FREE EVENT

Reserve free tickets at https://www.gigspace.ca

Featuring:
Karen Oxorn - vocals
Tim Bedner - guitar
Chris Pond - double bass
Valeriy Nehovora - drums

Karen Oxorn made her TD Ottawa Jazz Festival debut in 2002. Over the years, she has produced a number of popular tribute concerts celebrating the careers of well-known jazz artists including Blossom Dearie, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday and Nancy Wilson as well as two shows in homage to her first and most lasting inspiration, Ella Fitzgerald. She has appeared at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage, Merrickville’s Jazz Fest, GigSpace, Music@MillRoad and the Ottawa Grassroots Festival. Karen was the first Artistic Director of Merrickville’s Jazz Fest and a host on "Swing Is In the Air” on CKCU FM. An avid supporter of the local music scene, since 2010 she has been involved in a number of projects to assist jazz artists in the development of their careers. Noted jazz historian the late Ron Sweetman described Karen’s singing as having “real feeling and a subtle swing in a deep, rich voice.” .

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