Swing Into Spring Live Auction & Benefit Concert with MG3: Montréal Guitar Trio

Thursday March 8 @ 6:00pm at Library and Archives Canada



Sébastien Dufour - guitar
Glenn Lévesque - guitar
Marc Morin - guitar

“… the Montreal Guitar Trio sounded like an orchestra… all virtuosos, and together they play with smoldering intensity and no small measure of mano a mano competitiveness.” – Ottawa Citizen

Described by CBC as the "hottest" guitar ensemble in Canada, the Montreal Guitar Trio has become a force to be reckoned with. For more than 20 years, the Trio's virtuosity, rigour, creativity and impressive stage presence has allowed them to win fans around the world. Guitarists Sébastien Dufour, Glenn Lévesque and Marc Morin, have given hundreds of concerts in some of the most prestigious venues around the world.
Throughout the years, the trio has collaborated and shared the stage with world-renowned ensembles and artists. Their most memorable collaboration to date was, without a doubt, with the California Guitar Trio (CGT), when both ensembles joined forces to give an unforgettable concert, brilliantly performing some of the greatest rock classics from The Beatles, Radiohead, David Bowie, a few "spaghetti western" themes by Ennio Morricone, as well as some of their original compositions.

Winner of the 2011 Opus Award for ‘concert of the year’ in the Jazz & World Music category, MG3 has released six albums, including Der Prinz on Analekta label, which earned them a nomination at ADISQ 2014 for ‘Instrumental Album’ of the year. Last January, the trio launched its 7th album Danzas at the Théâtre Outremont in Montreal, which pays tribute to the great composers of Spanish music, including Paco de Lucia and Manuel de Falla.


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The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival swings into spring with its 21st annual live auction and benefit concert featuring MG3: the Montreal Guitar Trio at Library & Archives Canada (395 Wellington St.), March 8, 6pm. Prepare yourself for an evening replete with canapés, wine, beer, cocktails, shopping and a concert – all at one location!

Your evening includes canapés from three of Ottawa’s celebrity chefs: Joe Thottungal (Coconut Lagoon), Tim Stock (Play Food & Wine) and Patrick Garland (Absinthe Café), as well as Thyme & Again Creative Catering sure to satisfy foodies. A cash bar will feature wines from Vineland Estates, cider from Ottawa’s Flying Canoe, and beer by local favourite Beau’s All Natural. The good people of Top Shelf Distillers will be preparing sumptuous custom cocktails.

Searching for that unique gift for a friend, loved one or splurging on yourself? Up for bid at 7pm will be a diverse range of exceptional lots including several exclusive opportunities that will have you competing with the paddle:

Coveted packages include: a private LumberJazz Brunch for 30 at the Red Apron, A Top Shelf Distillers Smugglers’ Retreat, getaway packages to Prince Edward County, a Niagara Estates Retreat by Vineland Estates, Oktoberfest courtesy Beau’s Brewery, Fairmont Le Château Montebello and Tremblant and much more. Check back often for more updates.

After the auction, sit back and enjoy an inspiring performance by the Montreal Guitar Trio.

Swing into Spring tickets are $50 (includes a $30 tax receipt) and available through the BUY Button to the left or call the office at 613-241-2633.