Apr
27
Sat
Pauline Proulx
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Folk, pop, rock, jazz, Pauline Proulx (https://www.facebook.com/pauline.proulx.12) has performed all types of music, in English and French, for many years. Her varied experience locally and abroad, on land and sea, for heads of state and even children, has allowed her to ‘fuel’ her music craft to the max. Audience members have noted that the raspiness in her voice brings out some of the sultry nuances in a song, yet the element of sweetness remains. “Entertaining folks of all ages continues to provide me with the joy that music brings.”

May
4
Sat
Rachelle Behrens
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Rachelle is a very busy singer and band leader from Ottawa Ontario. Her stage presence, her rapport with the audience and her outstanding vocal ability make her one of the regions top performers. With an extensive vocal range, powerful voice and emotional delivery, Rachelle commits to the mood of the music and pours herself into her craft.

Her love of all musical genres frees her to explore and flourish in all styles. From Rock to Jazz, Blues, Latin and Soul. 

https://rachelle-music.ca/

May
11
Sat
Dominique Forest
May 11 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Dominique Forest (www.dominiqueforest.ca/) is recognized for the smooth interpretations she brings to jazz’s most memorable songs. She has performed extensively in Ottawa-Gatineau, having graced the stages of the region’s most beautiful performance rooms and for sold-out crowds. Dominique is a storyteller in every way; from her classic profile and easy yet commanding stage presence to her singular interpretive delivery of French and English songs. Jacques Emond called her « one of the best performers to take the stage, Ottawa Life Magazine says “It’s that voice!”, and Peter Hum notes her singing as “full-bodied, bang-on pitch-wise, and blessed with all kinds of expressiveness”.

May
25
Sat
Angele Desbois
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Angele Desbois is a seasoned performer in various genres (pop, rock, jazz, and funk/soul). She lights up the stage with high energy, interactive and engaging showmanship, and enchants the audience throughout the show. “Four Letter Word” (pop/rock EP, produced with Toronto producer, Jamie K) set a great launching point for Angele’s music endeavors. “Singularity” was a full length jazz-pop fusion album recorded in accomplished studios from coast to coast. Working collaboratively with producers and studios from Vancouver, Owen Sound, Montreal, and Halifax, this ambitious endeavor earned her a nomination for “Solo Album of the Year” at NOMFA’s gala.

Website: www.angeledesbois.com

On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6DawgWDNxDo5ijpRoRrCzx

On Apple iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/singularity/418290541

On Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/angeledesbois

Jun
1
Sat
Betty Ann Bryanton
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Betty Ann Bryanton (https://bettyannbryanton.com/) has been singing since she was a child. For the past 10 years, she has been a successful band leader in the Ottawa area, having several sold-out jazz shows, and having been invited to both the Merrickville and Buckingham jazz festivals. Her deeply emotive voice and meaningful interpretations of the stories told through jazz standards easily win the hearts of her audience. Join Betty Ann to enjoy both the beauty of familiar songs and the joy of lesser-known songs.

Jun
8
Sat
Susanna Macdonald and Kevin Barrett
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Susanna Macdonald (voice) and Kevin Barrett (guitar) perform as a duo or as a quintet (adding bass, drums and piano). Their repertoire is a quirky collection of jazz standards, pop classics and folk songs, with a particular emphasis on Scottish and Canadian composers. Known collectively as ‘The TAHP’ (Trans-Atlantic Happiness Project), they perform regularly in Edinburgh and Toronto. 

Susanna Macdonald is a singer/songwriter based primarily in Edinburgh, but who has toured around Scotland and the UK. She has a voice as clear as a bell, and a knack for beautiful phrasing. Susanna is also an actor/writer/director, most recently appearing in the award-winning Heaven Burns at the Assembly Roxy (Edinburgh Fringe 2018). She is also studying law at the University of Edinburgh.

Kevin Barrett is a guitarist, band leader, producer and composer based in Toronto, Canada. He has just finished a successful third year at the Edinburgh Fringe as Musical Director and guitarist for Radio 3 favourites symphRONica (led by Canadian pianist Ron Davis). Kevin is known as a passionate soloist, a first-rate accompanist, and a versatile and creative side musician. He has worked with some of Canada’s finest artists (Patricia Cano, Molly Johnson, Lillian Allen, Kellylee Evans, Daniela Nardi) and maintains a busy schedule of live gigs, touring, recording and producing. More about Kevin here: http://www.kevinbarrettgroup.ca/

Susanna and Kevin met in Edinburgh’s famous Sandy Bell’s pub several years ago, and perform together whenever geography and circumstance permit.

Jun
15
Sat
Wave
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Wave (http://www.wavejazz.ca) consists of a core trio with vocalist Jerry Sociedade, pianist Ginny Simonds, and bassist Chris Thompson, with guest performers added depending on the performance. Wave plays bossa novas and other Brazilian rhythms in the original Brazilian style and which Jerry sings in Portuguese (his mother tongue) – familiar ones as well as gems rarely heard outside Brazil. Wave also plays jazz standards made great by jazz vocalists such as Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble, and Latin tunes which Jerry sings in Spanish. Audience members have said “Your playing all melds together into one great sound that envelopes us and keeps us floating on a cloud.” and “You are all amazingly talented musicians. Everyone had a great time.”.

Jun
22
Sat
Pauline Proulx
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Folk, pop, rock, jazz, Pauline Proulx (https://www.facebook.com/pauline.proulx.12) has performed all types of music, in English and French, for many years. Her varied experience locally and abroad, on land and sea, for heads of state and even children, has allowed her to ‘fuel’ her music craft to the max. Audience members have noted that the raspiness in her voice brings out some of the sultry nuances in a song, yet the element of sweetness remains. “Entertaining folks of all ages continues to provide me with the joy that music brings.”

Jul
6
Sat
Wayne Eagles
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Wayne Eagles is known for his unique guitar style, which incorporates diverse influences from textural soundscapes and free jazz to old school fusion and progressive rock. Wayne has played live and in the studio with a long list of local and internationally known musicians including Ian Froman, Ken Rosser, Lee Fish, Roddy Ellias, Mike Milligan, T Bruce Wittet and Adam Nussbaum. At home in Ottawa, he is a long-time performance instructor and ensemble director for Carleton University’s Music department. Recordings include trio \ DEF Drouin/Eagles/Froman (TetraArtist, 2017), REGALS The Double-Duo Sessions (TetraArtist, 2011), Milligan-Eagles Project featuring Billy Kilson (TetraArtist, 2005) and How’s Now? (Carleton Sound, 2000).

www.wayneeagles.com for additional info & clips