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John Geggie

A native of the Gatineau Valley, John Geggie has studied with numerous esteemed teachers in both the orchestral as well as the improvised music fields. In Ottawa, he worked with David Currie of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and continued post-graduate studies with Larry Hurst and Bruce Bransby at Indiana University (Bloomington, IN). With the help of a grants through the Canada Council for the Arts, John studied with the well-known bassists Gary Peacock, Palle Danielsson and Anders Jormin. John Geggie has secured for himself a position in the Canadian and international jazz scene as a versatile musician and creative composer

Alex Moxon Quartet

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: In a Capricornian Way (W. Shaw) Kaleidoscope (A. Moxon) Mining for Gold (A. Moxon) Wood Chop (A. Moxon) Piety in Crescent Park (A. Moxon) Wood Chop (A. Moxon) Melodramatic Minors (A. Moxon) Black Hole Sun (C. Cornell) Scientology (A. Moxon) Romantique (A. Moxon)

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Alex Moxon Quartet: Alex Moxon Quartet

Read "Alex Moxon Quartet" reviewed by Jack Bowers

After gigging and teaching in his native Canada for almost two decades, guitarist Alex Moxon has recorded the first album solely under his name, and it is a well-played, mostly middle-of-the-road studio session in which his quartet may not turn any heads but should not turn anyone off either. It is simply pleasant, non-unnerving music--much of ...

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Ottawa JazzWorks Jazz Camp And Composers Symposium, August 13-19, 2018. Register now!

Ottawa JazzWorks Jazz Camp And Composers Symposium, August 13-19, 2018. Register now!

JazzWorks is a jazz camp for adults and talented youth. There’s still time to register! Call us now at 613-523-0316 to find out more. Join us as we celebrate 25 years in jazz education! The JazzWorks Jazz Camp is a great way for singers and instrumentalists to learn jazz theory and technique from innovative ...

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by John Kelman

2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Multiple Venues Ottawa, Canada June 21-June 26, 2018 For its 2018 edition, the 39th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival faced a number of significant logistical challenges. First, Confederation Park, which has traditionally been the location of its large, outdoor venue, a food court and ...

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, Canada June 23-26, 2017 Amongst the most significant challenges that face any festival is, as the gray and no-hair crowd continues to age, finding ways to cultivate and grow a younger audience. But when you're a Canadian festival, another major challenge is a simple fiscal fact: most ...

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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 1-2

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 1-2" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-2 | Days 4-6 | Days 7- 9 Joey DeFrancesco Trio / Sun Rooms / Harris Eisenstadt Golden StateTD Ottawa Jazz Festival Ottawa, Canada June 20-July 1, 2014 Another year, another TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, except to say so would sound dismissive of a festival that, year after ...

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2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival: Ottawa, Canada, June 21-26, 2013

Read "2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival: Ottawa, Canada, June 21-26, 2013" reviewed by John Kelman

TD Ottawa Jazz FestivalOttawa, CanadaJune 20-July 1, 2013Having made the decision, in 2012, to broaden its stylistic purview to include not only music on the periphery of jazz, but artists with no real connection to the founding raison d'être of the festival, the 2013 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival continued to bring extracurricular music ...

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GuitarNow! 2013, Day Two: Ottawa, Canada, May 4, 2013

Read "GuitarNow! 2013, Day Two: Ottawa, Canada, May 4, 2013" reviewed by John Kelman

First Annual GuitarNow! Festival, Day TwoKailash Mital TheatreCarleton UniversityOttawa, CanadaMay 4, 2013When local guitarist Roddy Ellias--the recipient, that very week, of one of the Jazz Journalist Association's Jazz Hero awards for 2013 (the only Canadian on the list)--created the concept of the first annual GuitarNow! Festival with Carleton University, ...

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Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 4-8: June 21-23, 2012

Read "Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 4-8: June 21-23, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4-8 TD Ottawa International Jazz FestivalOttawa, CanadaJune 21-Jul 1, 2012With a total of five main venues--the main stage at Confederation Park, the Studio and Fourth Stage in the National Arts Centre, the OLG Stage tent across the street from Confederation Park at City ...


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