Tonight marks the beginning of my three-city mini-tour! Hooray! If you live in Montreal you should definitely join me, Chad Linsley, and Joel Kerr at Upstairs Jazz Club. If you live in Ottawa or Toronto you should definitely come to our shows at the Tiny House Mansion or Musideum.
If you can’t make it to any of these places then fear not! You are in luck! Tonight’s concert will be live streamed at upstairsjazz.com. Just tune in at 8:30pm, 10:15pm, and 12am to catch all the action.
See you tonight!
Hooray! I’m happy to announce three amazing concert dates in three amazing cities. I’ll be playing with Chad Linsley in Montreal on September 26th, Ottawa on October 4th, and Toronto on October 11th. Full details can be found on my concerts page.
For the last few months Chad and I have been working on music that reflects on childhood. We collected tunes from film adaptations of children’s stories and songs about magic, dreaming, and the urge to run away. The music is imaginative, intimate, vulnerable, carefree, questioning, and melancholy. I’m so excited to share this project with you.
Here is a recording of Chad and I playing Little Prince, the title theme from the musical adaptation of the book Let Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
All three venues have limited seating so please reserve your seat early. If you have any questions about any of these dates please leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you right away.
Brandon Wint hosts a monthly artistic showcase at Pressed in Ottawa. I’m honoured to have been asked to participate and will be performing a solo set alongside a collection of diverse, warm-hearted, powerful and expressive human beings. Brandon has this to say:
In March, The Artistic Showcase reached magical, transcendent heights. In April, we will stretch ourselves to embrace love, warmth, community and artistry yet again. We will embrace the magic and beauty of the human condition and celebrate it through art and unity. :). It will be the first time we’ll invite jazz, revolutionary folk music, spoken word poetry, contemporary dance and film into the warm space of Pressed (750 Gladstone ave) on the same night.
On April 22nd, The Artistic Showcase will welcome featured performances by:
RENEE YOXON (http://www.reneeyoxon.com/)
TITO MEDINA (http://www.reverbnation.com/titomedina)
and special guest performances by:
SONIA AWAD (Son Jamma)
CRAIG ALLEN CONOLEY (http://partusfilms.com/)
As always, The Artistic Showcase will be hosted by Brandon Wint (www.brandonwint.ca)
Click here to RSVP on facebook.
The Artistic Showcase hosted by Brandon Wint
Pressed, 750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Hello fabulous readers. I know my events calendar has been a little sparse as of late but I will be explaining this in a future post so expect that very soon. On the bright side, I’m happy to announce that I have a performance coming up in Ottawa on Friday, February 14th at 5pm, at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage as part of the Winter Jazz Festival. I’m really excited about this performance because I will be joined by Montreal’s own Jeff Johnston on piano and Fraser Hollins on bass, and I have prepared an entirely new set of material. It will be strongly influenced by Norma Winstone, Irene Kral, and Abbey Lincoln. It will be dramatic and sorrowful and introspective. In other words – a perfect valentine’s day date!
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Ottawa Jazz Festival website. More information here.
Every so often I am mesmerized by a video of a singer. There’s something about witnessing great command of the instrument that makes me unable to turn away. The last time it happened was with this clip of Diane Schuur singing Love Dance. Emma Frank has taken the torch from Diane Schuur.
If you’re in Montreal this Wednesday, December 11, Emma Frank will be at Upstairs starting at 8:30pm. More details here.
Hey look it’s a picture of my face! Thanks to Monica Ferguson for snapping that one. On Friday Mark Ferguson and I participated in the National Arts Centre’s very first Casual Friday. It was a beautiful evening and everyone I talked to was having a great time. I’ll have to attend the next event in the series as an audience member and food eater instead of a performer.
You can’t tell in the photo but I was wearing my brand new silver spoon necklace that I got from The Paper Poppy Store on Etsy. You may remember from this post that the spoon is the symbol of chronic illness, based on The Spoon Theory of chronic illness by Christine Miserandino. Lately I’ve started to appreciate and accept my life with chronic illness so I thought I’d start wearing my spoonie pride around my neck.
I also got NW by Zadie Smith but I haven’t gotten very far yet.
Lastly, I spent time this week getting everything ready for The End of Live Jazz Monday which is happening tonight! Everything is place for a great big goodbye party. We can’t wait to see you there! Click here for details and click here to RSVP on facebook.
Thanks to our resident videographer, Austin Cooke, I have two more Live Jazz Monday videos to share with you. Thanks, Austin!
I also want to remind my Ottawa readers that our four-year residency at Mercury Lounge is coming to an end on November 4th and François Gravel and I would really love to have you there to say goodbye and celebrate the end of an era.
The event will take place on Monday, November 4th. There will be delicious treats, surprise guests, and of course – beautiful music. Entrance is free and the party will begin around 8:30pm with the performance starting at 9pm. See you there! Click here for more details and click here to RSVP on facebook.
This Sunday, Mark Ferguson and I are at the Baldachin Inn for Merrickville’s Jazz Festival. Details below!
What: Renée Yoxon & Mark Ferguson at Merrickville’s Jazz Festival
Where: Baldachin Inn, 111 St Lawrence St Merrickville, ON
When: October 20, 12pm – 2pm
Tickets: $15, reservations must also be made with the Baldachin Inn ((613) 269-4223)
This is a quick reminder that Mark Ferguson, Joel Kerr, and I are playing at Résonance Café as part of the OFF Jazz Festival in Montreal tomorrow night at 5pm! Entrance is by voluntary contribution. Click here for the full details and click here to RSVP on facebook.
After four amazing years, I have made the difficult decision to end my weekly residency at Mercury Lounge. If you are in Ottawa on November 4th, François, Angèle, and I would like to invite you to our big goodbye celebration. There will be delicious treats, surprise guests, and of course – beautiful music. Entrance is free and the party will begin around 8:30pm with the performance starting at 9pm. See you there!
What: the end of live jazz monday
Where: Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square, middle level
Click here for more information. // Click here to RSVP on facebook.