Inspired by the legacy of legendary manouche guitarist Django Reinhardt, the music is driven by swinging and grooving rhythm guitar which functions as a vehicle for improvisation. They combine an eclectic mix of high energy swing, latin grooves, virtuosic fast tempo tunes and luscious ballads. Find them at the confluence of the old and the new.
Advanced tickets are 15$ + fees or 20$ cash at the door. The event is open to all ages.
Justin Duhaime – guitar
William Lamoureux – violin
Nabil Yaghi – guitar
Chris Pond – bass
Justin Duhaime is a passionate guitarist, composer and teacher based in Ottawa. He has performed at ChamberFest, JazzFest, FolkFest, TulipFest and sold out concerts at venues such as Irene’s Pub and Pressed. Duhaime is the recipient of the Ottawa Arts Council’s 2018 RBC Emerging Artist Award, the first musician to ever receive the award. As a freelance guitarist Duhaime has performed in a wide array of musical styles. Most recently, he has emerged as a leading figure in the jazz manouche scene in Ottawa. Duhaime has a self-published guitar book and is sponsored by DK Guitars. www.JustinDuhaime.com
William Lamoureux is a recent Humber College music graduate (2017) and a highly in demand violinist playing in a variety of groups (So Long Seven, Billy Love Band, Playground Project, etc) and as a session musician. He received the Gordon & Anne Wragg Music Scholarship in 2016 and 2017 as well as the Humber Board of Governors Award in 2016. https://www.williamlamoureux.com/
Nabil Yaghi has a deep fascination with Django Reinhardt’s music. Hearing Django for the first time in his early teens, Yaghi began imitating the manouche stylings and developing his ability to improvise. Today, he continues to seek higher musical ground and wishes to spread an inspiration in Django’s music to others.
Chris Pond is a composer, performer, producer, and music educator originally from St. John’s, NL. In 2016 Chris graduated from St. FX University with a BMUS in Jazz Performance. He has worked with multiple award-winning musicians including: Florian Hoefner, Bill Brennan, Roddy Elias, Petr Cancura, among others. The recipient of awards such as the Stingray Rising Stars Award at the TD Jazz Youth Summit, MusiCounts Scholarship Program Honours, and a 2017 NL Arts and Letters Award in the Senior Music Division. Now living in Ottawa, Chris teaches music privately and performs regularly with local acts.