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Ginny Simonds Quintet playing originals and arrangements by Canadian jazz icon Joe Sealy.
Ginny Simonds – Keys:
After years of performing and teaching classical piano, Ginny discovered a passion for jazz first ignited when she heard Joe Sealy’s Juno award winning jazz album Africville. Now she performs Brazilian and Latin jazz with Wave trio, accompanies some of Ottawa’s finest singers and plays in many jazz duos, trios and quartets. She considers it a labour of love to showcase the exceptional creativity and diversity of the music of Canadian jazz icon Joe Sealy.
Peter Woods – Sax:
An active gigging musician on the Ottawa music scene, Peter plays saxophone with a wide variety of musical collaborators, including a fifteen-plus year musical relationship with Canadian jazz legend Brian Browne. He has been a key member of jazz and rock ensembles, including ESP, The Saints’N’Sinners, and The Trinity Ensemble. He and James McGowan (Carleton University) recently founded EvenSong, crossing genres with an open sensitivity to spiritual resonance and energy. With a love of melody and phrasing at the heart of his musical offerings, Peter’s performances inspire and delight audiences.
Howard Tweddle – Bass:
Born in the UK and classically trained on piano and guitar, Howard recorded in the seventies on the EMI label as bass player with UK rock bands. After moving to Canada, he migrated to the double bass and became a prolific contributor to the local jazz scene. Howard brings a deep rhythmic groove and imaginative lines to his music that enhance any band, across genres, lucky enough to include him.
Lu Frattaroli – Drums:
In the 70s Lu began to play drums, touching on classical, rudimental, and jazz styles. After early experiences in progressive rock and jazz fusion drumming, his style was strongly influenced by Jack DeJohnette. In 1983 Lu was exposed to Indian Classical tabla music that opened a new spirit and approach to his music. He has incorporated these profound experiences to bring a heightened sensitivity into all aspects of playing the drums and percussion. What emerges for his fortunate band members and listeners is an exciting, inventive, and sensitive musical experience.
Betty Ann Bryanton – Vocals:
Betty Ann also has her roots in classical performing, but about 10 years ago she happened upon jazz and the Ottawa jazz scene has been the happy recipient of her talent ever since. Her clear, beautiful, deeply emotive voice and meaningful interpretations of the stories told through jazz standards easily win the hearts of her audience. Betty Ann performs regularly in Ottawa in a variety of jazz combos and has been invited to both the Merrickville and Buckingham jazz festivals.
220 Elgin st. 2nd Floor
Doors at 7:00pm | Showtime at 8:00pm
$20 Advanced | $25 at the Door