Mike Rud Trio | Free Ottawa Jazz Festival Homegrown Series
Sets at 8:00PM and 9:30PM
The Homegrown Club Series is a curated feast of FREE performances that spotlights the local music scene with jazz and beyond! From June 16th to 22nd, a handful of Ottawa’s talented local musicians will perform at some of the best venues that present jazz on a regular basis.The thriving Ottawa music scene is a true community of artists, venues and you, the audience. The Homegrown Club Series is our way of thanking Ottawa’s music scene. The shows are all free to the public. Be sure to ask about discounts on food and beverage if you show your 2023 Jazz Festival pass (or email proof of purchase) at the participating venues.
Mike Rud Trio
Mike Rud – guitar
Peter Hum – piano
Alec Walkington – bass
Soulful, swinging and Juno-winning guitarist Mike Rud makes an overdue return to Ottawa, where he lived in the early 2000s. The music instructor at Selkirk College in Nelson, B.C. has played with some of the greatest musicians in jazz, including guitarists Peter Bernstein and Herb Ellis, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and organist Joey DeFrancesco. Mike won a Juno Award in 2014 for his critically acclaimed album Notes on Montreal, his musical love letter to the city where he lived before moving to B.C. Mike will be joined at Montgomery Scotch Lounge by two of his long-time friends — Montreal bassist Alec Walkington, who will be making his debut at the lounge, and Ottawa pianist Peter Hum, a mainstay of the jazz scene in Canada’s capital.