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Troika Latin Jazz Trio

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The Shed on Sparks Street, Sparks Street, Ottawa

Troika Latin Jazz Trio is René Lavoie playing saxophones and flute, Tim Bedner on 7-string guitar, and multi-percussionist René Fortier. The uncommon instrumentation and the musicians’ love for Cuban and Brazilian rhythms make Troika a very unique ensemble. The trio explores a wide range of repertoire from the Great American Songbook to classic and contemporary jazz compositions, in addition to some of the finest composers from Brazil and Cuba. Troika really grooves and you just might want to get up and dance! This is a FREE concert.


Vocalist Gerri Trimble's sound could be described as direct, emotive and personal - influenced by the great jazz singers she loves such as Carmen McRae, Sheila Jordan and Nancy Wilson - but also by blues and classic country. After a bit of time as a musical nomad, Gerri found her way to jazz in Ottawa where she has been lucky enough to perform with many talented instrumentalists. A musical outing with Gerri promises a lot of humour, a bit of adventure, and a mix of well-loved and rarer (mostly) jazz tunes.

Tim Bedner Trio

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The Guitar Trio features guitarist Tim Bedner, bassist Tom Denison, and drummer Lucas Denison, in an exploration of timeless compositions by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Dave Brubeck, Toots Thielemans, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy van Heusen, Arthur Schwartz, and others. This classic combo of guitar, bass, and drums allows space for each instrument to be engaged in dialog with one another.

Tickets $9


Troika Latin Jazz Trio. Chelsea loves Latin! And you’re gonna get a double whammy of Brazilian jazz and Cuban rhythms. Featuring one of the Capital Region’s most sought after guitarists, Tim Bedner. Add in a little sax and flute from René Lavoie, some Cuban-style percussion from René Fortier, and you may just need to get up and dance!


Trombone Summit

GigSpace Performance Studio, 953 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1Y 3E5

Trombone Summit Returns to GigSpace! Ottawa’s finest two-trombone jazz trio is returning to GigSpace! Trombonists Peter Turner and Mark Ferguson will be accompanied by ace guitarist Tim Bedner. The Trombone Summit last appeared two years ago and has been delighting Ottawa jazz fans since the early 2000s. Propelled by Tim’s infallible sense of time and groove, Peter and Mark draw from a vast repertoire that exploits the oft-overlooked characteristics of their chosen instrument. Expect to hear a mix of popular and lesser-known standards, with plenty of spontaneity, surprises and good humour.