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Oct 20, Fri, 2017
| 7 PM |
Oriental Blue
"Oriental Blue" is the latest project of Montreal-based, Israeli-French acoustic guitarist Samuel Bonnet. Made of ten original compositions specifically written for his group, it takes the audience on a poetic journey inspired by different musical traditions form the Middle-East, North-Africa, Europe (Flamenco, Klezmer, Gnawa…) and the Americas (Jazz, Latin…), tracing a parallel between the jazz-blues characteristic melodic inflection : the « blue note » and its oriental cousin : the "melisma".
But this project also has a visual dimension, as « Oriental Blue » designates a color : the «ultramarine» blue, made from the Lapis-Lazuli, a precious stone.prized by painters and jewellers since antiquity for its intensity.
Distinguished by an acoustic and intimate format, the Samuel Bonnet Project has performed concerts and tours in Canada, France, USA and Israel, and has notably been selected, among 9 pan-Canadian emerging bands, to be part of the 2016 Grand Prix Jazz TD competition, playing an outdoor show at the 2016 Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Featuring tenor & sop sax Mathias Wallerand from France.
https://mathiaswallerand.com/a-propos/
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Oct 20, Fri, 2017
| 10 PM |
Coffin Salesman
Coffin Salesman is the moniker for the solo work of Aria Rad, which quickly outgrew it's breeches. On a mission to make a good time out of a bad time and a bad time out of a good time. They hail from Boston, Massachusetts.
Idiot Brother
Genre: Folk
Band Members:
Katie Gautier guitar and vocals
Jean-Yves Morin guitar and vocals
Find tour info, lyrics, videos, links, and photos on our Facebook page!
https://www.facebook.com/jymmusik/
Miss V
Miss V is a singer/songwriter playing songs about loss, love, and life on the road.
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Oct 21, Sat, 2017
Mauro Scatozza
Swirling soundscapes and intense percussion, using a mix of digital synths and acoustic drums, drummer/producer Mauro Scatozza performs an electronic orchestral musical piece intentionally written for film.
He will perform this live soundtrack as a solo artist, but will sound as if an entire orchestra is on stage.
Sol the Violinist
Live shows consisting of a looping violin, beatboxing, a trumpet.
Sol has played violin since he was a child and convinced his mother to let him try the instrument. From that point, he was trained in a multitude of styles, and has finally settled into writing and composing his own pieces.
He incorporates the rhythmic roots elements of beatboxing which gives his music a very grounded sound, while simultaneously soaring through the clouds of perception.
Kimberly Sunstrum
Afro-Canadian singer-songwriter Kimberly Sunstrum's sound is a reflection of her culturally diverse family background and musical upbringing.
She grew up listening to old-time country music, South African pop hits, American folk and classic R&B. Blending powerful vocal ability, heart-felt lyricism and skillful instrumental compositions, Sunstrum's performances are energetic and accessible while still conveying an intimate and soulful connection to the listener.
Cory DeSouza
Cory DeSouza is a singer-songwriter from Ottawa.
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Oct 25, Wed, 2017
| 6 PM |
Ottawa: Ten Days that Shook the World
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, join us for a dramatic reading of John Reed's eyewitness account of the events of October 1917. This staged reading will include excerpts from contemporary Canadian sources as well as from the novel. On the same evening, Ten Days will also be presented in Vancouver and Ottawa.
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Oct 25, Wed, 2017
| 9:30 PM |
Return of the Funk
A Funk Jam for your pleasure, Return of the Funk is here to bring the Funk straight to your front door. A five piece heavy hitting funk combo, Return of the Funk gets you all Funked up on a Wednesday. Doors at 9pm, with a short set, followed by the funkiest of funk jams!
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