Tim Bedner and Elise Letourneau
Sponsored by Patricia Balfour and Diane Ross
(live-streamed from GigSpace)
Tim Bedner is a modern lyrical composer and improviser, and an award-winning teacher and performer on six- and seven-string guitar. Reviewers have called him “a talent and a force, playing with grace, style, passion, and inventiveness.” His CD “Of Light and Shadow” debuted in the #1 spot of the CMJ Jazz Chart. Tim teaches jazz guitar performance at Carleton University, where he founded the Contemporary Jazz Guitar Ensemble. In addition to composing, Tim creates arrangements and guitar instructional materials. He performs extensively throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau Region. Tim graduated from Duquesne University and Berklee College of Music.
Elise Letourneau is an award-winning composer, and an accomplished songwriter, multi-instrumentalist performer, arranger, and educator. She teaches piano, voice, flute, ukulele, and composition at Alcorn Music Studios, where she also directs Vox Eclectica Women’s Chamber Choir and the Ottawa Singer-Songwriter Camp.