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Cleveland's Tri-C Jazz Fest Returns to Playhouse Square in 2022

Cleveland's Tri-C Jazz Fest Returns to Playhouse Square in 2022

At jny: Cleveland's Tri-C Jazz Fest, everything new is old again. That might sound retrogressive in a culture that valorizes novelty, but the announcement that the 43rd edition of the festival will return to the historic theaters of Playhouse Square is instead a comforting, Biden-era byword after the disruptions of the past two years. ...

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All About Jazz Senior Contributor John Kelman Announces New King Crimson Book

All About Jazz Senior Contributor John Kelman Announces New King Crimson Book

All About Jazz Senior Contributor John Kelman is pleased to announce, after nearly fifteen years associated with the website, his first book, currently in progress and expected to be released sometime next year by Panegyric Publishing. The book revolves around his vast amount of writing about King Crimson, one of the founding fathers of progressive rock ...

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Alex Moxon

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Alex Moxon is a guitarist and composer from Ottawa Ontario. To date he has performed and collaborated with many stylistically far-flung Canadian music mainstays while continuing to create, refine, and release his own music. His debut album as a leader, Alex Moxon Quartet, is due to be released in 2020

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PreDestined

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"Christian Scott meets Chick Corea, mixed with a bit of metal" is how one sound engineer described PreDestined. Drawing influence from music across the spectrum, PreDestined blends it all into a powerful, modern, and progressive sound. From lulling tracks such as Lust, to hard-hitting and fast-paced tunes such as Chronicle and Rising, PreDestined is on the forefront, pushing the envelope of jazz in the modern age. They deliver intense shows, memorable songs, and an experience that will not disappoint. Fresh off the release of their debut album "Rising", PreDestined is currently booking and performing in Ottawa and beyond

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Normand Laurin

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Normand is a renowned Freelance Jazz drummer living in Vankleek Hill, Ontario Canada which is half way between Ottawa and Montreal. Following 4 years of piano study from McGill University Schulich school of music, Normand is now perfecting his skills as a drummer with two-time Grammy award jazz legend Peter Erskine. If your from the area and would like to start a swinging jazz band give him a shout at [email protected] or follow his tweets @NLaurinJazz

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The Beeched Wailers

The Beeched Wailers are: Nicholas Dyson, trumpet Tyler Harris, saxophone Alex Tompkins, guitar Keith Hartshorn-Walton, bass & tuba Michel Delage, drums The Beeched Wailers are a jazz quintet from Ottawa, Canada. We’ve played together in other bands for years, and started The Beeched Wailers in January 2014. We play original music written by members of the band, and always feature many other composers from Ottawa, Canada such as Steve Boudreau, Mark Ferguson, Petr Cancura, Garry Elliott, and Mike Essoudry, Vince Rimbach and Peter Hum. We have hosted our Tuesday Night Jazz Jam on a weekly basis since March 2014. The Beeched Wailers’ individual band member sideman credits read like a who’s-who of the international music industry - Dave Brubeck, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Jamie Cullum and more. We all reside in Ottawa, Canada, and work locally with groups as diverse as Los Gringos, Mélanie E, Old Stereo, Riishi Von Rex, Trouble Clef, and Mackenzie Rhythm Section. All of The Beeched Wailers are active teachers as well as performers, two of us teach music at Carleton University.

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Nicholas Dyson

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Nicholas Dyson is one of Ottawa, Canada’s busiest trumpeters. He performs reguarly with The Beeched Wailers, Los Gringos, Rob Frayne’s Dream Band, The Yohawks, and Tilda. Nicholas has also played with the National Arts Centre Orchestra Pops, Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau, Capital Brassworks, and musical theatre shows such as A Chorus Line, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Drowsy Chaperone and The Producers. Nicholas has also worked with Dave Brubeck, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Jamie Cullum, Kim Massie, Paul Anka, The Temptations, The Coasters, The Platters, Solomon Douglas Swingtet, Patrick Watson and Broken Social Scene. Nicholas has contributed to albums by Solomon Douglas Swingtet, Tilda, That’s The Spirit, SoulJazz Orchestra ('Rising Sun' 2011 JUNO nomination and 'Solidarity' (2013 JUNO nomination), Slim Moore & the Mar-Kays, Mike Essoudry’s Mash Potato Mashers, The Yohawks, Orienteers, Phil Motion & the Easy Lo-Fi, plus a live concert recording for Radio Canada with Los Gringos. In addition to maintaining a busy private trumpet studio, Nicholas is the director of Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra

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Garry Elliott

Garry Elliott, is an Ottawa guitarist specializing in classical and jazz guitar performance and instruction. Offering guitar instruction in both Classical guitar and Jazz guitar, Garry received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Ottawa, where he studied with Michael Strutt. He also participated in masterclasses with David Russell and Manuel Barruecco. As a classical guitarist, Garry provides live music services as a soloist, and also plays in duos and trios for weddings, cermonies and events. He collaborates regularly with Ottawa musicians, including flutist Gertrude Létourneau, with whom he has recorded the CD Habañera, and has recently released the CD Pre Dawn Skies with pianist Steve Boudreau

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Roddy Ellias

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His music has been described as “unapologetically beautiful” (All About Jazz) and his creativity “both startling and inspiring” (Just Jazz Guitar). A passionate improviser and prolific composer, Canadian jazz guitarist Roddy Ellias is an artist whose work defies simple definition. His musical journey has taken him from his early roots in pop and R&B bands and classical music, to the improvised world of jazz, through African and other world beats all the way to writing an opera, and everything in between. Along the way he’s performed with some of the great names in jazz, from Lee Konitz and David Liebman to Joel Frahm and Dr

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David Ward


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