Ottawa jazz

Nick Semenykhin

“A talented guitarist and a terrific composer” – Rory Stuart “Nick is a guitarist and composer of superb qualification. He plays with assurance, precision and lyricism” – Armen Donelian “This group was one of the most compelling and professional groups with strong original compositions” – Reggie Workman, comments on Nick’s senior recital Nick Semenykhin is

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Crop Circle Catalysts

Crop Circle Catalysts are a jazz folk trio from Ottawa, ON. They blend crafted melodies with improv and are known to take traditional rags and flip them into fired up jazz numbers. Among their more compositional based tunes, they also perform harmonically intriguing songwriter type songs with lyrics and melodies that evoke nostalgia and self

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The Ottawa Jazz Quintet

The Ottawa Jazz Quintet is fronted by two horns (trumpet & trombone) and a three piece rhythm section (piano, bass, drums) made up of seasoned players well-known in the local jazz scene. Our unique set list travels through the decades, featuring our own arrangements (arr. by Jean Trudel) of memorable tunes by Freddie Hubbard, Tom

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Rachel Beausoleil

Rachel Beausoleil is a multi-lingual Canadian jazz fusion artist, and award-nominated producer. Tony Frankel ( says “her vocals are so endearing, enchanting, and entrancing.” Born and raised in Montreal, she has been based in Ottawa her whole adult life and has been performing since the early 1990s. Since she learned Spanish in high school, Latin musics have always brought

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