performing #Originals on Periscope


If you know me, you know I have a soft spot for new technology and mew forms of media (live broadcasts! vlogging! streaming! hooray!) so it should come as no surprise that I have embraced Periscope whole-heartedly.

If you don’t already follow me on Periscope, today is a good day to start because today, Periscope is launching their new broadcast search function which will allow users to find the content they’re interested in more easily. In celebration of the launch I will be playing a special broadcast of my only my original music from 2:30pm to 3:30pm EST today!

All you have to do to watch is download the app and follow me (@reneeyoxon) to see my broadcasts. There you will be able to comment, talk to other watchers, or leave appreciations in the form of cute little hearts. If you can’t or don’t want to download the app you can always watch on twitter or in-browser at this link. Looking forward to seeing you there!

sunday jazz brunch at la bastringue


Hey friends! Over the next two months Marie-Claire Durand and I will be bringing alternating Sunday solo concerts to La Bastringue in Petite Patrie, Montreal. Marie-Claire Durand is active as a pianist, vocalist, composer, as well as arranger and teacher. Her latest album, Peu de mots, is a dreamy and crystalline work, at once strong and fragile. Also she’s my good pal!

The first Sunday jazz brunch is happening today from 11:30am to 1:30pm and I will be kicking things off! Below is the schedule May and June. Looking forward to seeing you there!

May 3: Renée
May 10: Marie-Claire
May 17: Renée
May 24: Marie-Claire
May 31: Renée

June 7: special guest
June 14: Marie-Claire
June 21: Renée
June 28: Marie-Claire

Jazz Brunch with Marie-Claire Durand and Renée Yoxon
Sundays, 11:30am – 1:30pm, pay what you can
La Bastringue
1335, rue Beaubien Est
514 903 9222

two shows in montreal this week

Hello friends! I am doing two performances in Montreal this week, one with a huge ensemble of singers, and one with a very small one. I’m very excited about both shows so if you’re in Montreal this week I would love if you would join me. Details are below:


Cole Porter: Rearranged – Night and Day

Come spend a night listening to the music of the great Cole Porter (1891–1964), a famous pianist and prolific songwriter. All his pieces will be arranged and sung by the students of Ranee Lee.

Venez redécouvrir la musique du fameux Cole Porter (1891-1964), un célèbre pianiste et compositeur prolifique. Ses pièces seront réarrangées par les étudiants et étudiantes de la classe de Ranee Lee.

Vocalists: Sarah Bakirci, Michelle (Mimi) Klein, Sarah Rossy, Emilie Samson, Robert Stefaniuk, Denise Trimm , Emma Elbourne – Weinstock, Asia Harvey Wright , Leon Yu Xinzhuo, Renee Yoxon

Instrumentalists: Michael Go (guitar), Thomas Sauve (drums), Chris Tauchner (piano), Francis Viau (bass)

Tuesday, February 10, 8pm
Tanna Schulich Hall, New Music Building, 555 Sherbrooke Street W, Montreal, QC
The concert is free and no tickets are required.
Le concert est gratuit et vous n’avez pas à vous procurer de billets.

Click here to RSVP on facebook.

Accessibility: No steps to get into The New Music Building but the door switch doesn’t work on the way in. There is an elevator to the second floor where people usually enter, but there are no seats in the very back. You can enter on the ground level and sit in the first row with a mobility aid but sometimes the doors are locked. Access can be requested on the 2nd floor.


Marie-Claire Durand + Renée Yoxon au café Résonance

21h: Renée Yoxon (piano/voice) et Francis Leduc-Bélanger (trumpet)

22h: Marie-Claire Durand (piano/voice) et Joel Kerr (bass)

Musique et chansons originales, en français & en anglais !

Friday, February 13, 9pm
Café Résonance, 5175A Avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC

Click here to RSVP on facebook.

Accessibility: Résonance has 7 steps down into the venue. The restaurant mostly level (there is one small raised seating section). There are booth seats and chairs with backs. The washrooms are large but there are no guard rails or door switches. Street parking only.

upcoming concert dates

Hello friends! Just popping in to let you know that I’m playing in Pointe-Claire four times in the next two weeks and you’re invited! Also in February I’m playing a solo set to open for Marie-Claire Durand, a fabulous singer/songwriter/pianist. And I know it’s a bit early to be announcing this but in June I’ll be playing at GigSpace in Ottawa! I hope to add more dates around that June date so stay tuned!

Friday, January 23, 7:30pm
Renée Yoxon, Tim Nolan, Pierre Françoise at 40 Westt
2305 Route Transcanadienne, Pointe-Claire, QC

Saturday, January 24, 7:30pm
Renée Yoxon, Tim Nolan, Pierre Françoise at 40 Westt
2305 Route Transcanadienne, Pointe-Claire, QC

Friday, January 30, 7:30pm
Renée Yoxon, Tim Nolan, Chad Linsley at 40 Westt
2305 Route Transcanadienne, Pointe-Claire, QC

Saturday, January 31, 7:30pm
Renée Yoxon, Tim Nolan, Pierre Françoise at 40 Westt
2305 Route Transcanadienne, Pointe-Claire, QC

Tuesday, February 10, 8pm
Cole Porter: rearranged – Night and Day at Tanna Schulich Hall
555 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC

Friday, February 13, 9pm ($8)
Marie-Claire Durand + Renée Yoxon at Résonance
5175a av. du parc, Montreal, QC

Saturday, June 13, 7:30pm ($20)
Renée Yoxon, Chad Linsley, Joel Kerr at GigSpace
953 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON


renée yoxon at the artistic showcase hosted by brandon wint


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:




and special guest performances by:

SONIA AWAD (Son Jamma)



As always, The Artistic Showcase will be hosted by Brandon Wint (

Click here to RSVP on facebook.

The Artistic Showcase hosted by Brandon Wint
Pressed, 750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
7pm, $10

Click through for accessibility info.

upcoming ottawa events! tonight: dave cooper’s eddy table, tomorrow: jazz on the lake


Tonight: dave cooper’s Eddy Table and Other Misbehavers

An exhibition of drawings from gobs of looming blockbusters!

With a number of animated projects in the works, the timing is ripe for an Animation Festival-affiliated exhibition of drawings and prints that celebrate the imagination of Dave Cooper! This year Dave’s Nickelodeon short, PIGGOATBANANAMANTIS is in competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, his other kid’s tv project, The Bagel and Becky Show is being developed full throttle. And of course Dave’s strangest longtime protagonist Eddy Table is returning after a long hiatus to appear in an epic, CGI, Norwegian-funded short film and accompanying graphic novella. Music for the evening will be provided by Renée Yoxon, François Gravel, and Matt Ouimet.

Thursday, September 19th, 7 – 10pm
La Petite Mort Gallery, 306 Cumberland Street, Ottawa

Click here for more details.


Tomorrow: Jazz on the Lake with Renée Yoxon

Exquisite music for an important local cause!

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton invites you to join us for our 2nd annual “Jazz on the Lake” cocktail featuring Renée Yoxon, on Friday, September 20, 2013 at Lago Bar and Grill.

The Learning Disabilities Association of Ottawa-Carleton is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting increased awareness and respect for persons with learning disabilities (LDs). As an association, we engage the community and professional groups to assist in their understanding of LDs. Our vital programs provide support and resources for families and individuals dealing with LDs so that they can be successful in their day-to-day lives.

Click here for more details.

i’m playing at upstairs in montreal tomorrow night!


This is a quick reminder that François and I will be playing at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill in Montreal tomorrow night. We will be joined by bassist Olivier Babaz. There will be sets at 8:30pm ($15), 10:15pm ($10), and midnight (free). Upstairs is located at 1254 rue Mackay. Details about accessibility can be found here.

check out my new and improved events calendar!

events1In the few days I’ve been back, I’ve been working tirelessly into the night to get a new and improved events calendar ready to be published, and it’s finally here! Here are some features of the new calendar:

  • The default view is calendar view as seen above, but you can change to list view or map view by clicking the “view as” button in the top right corner.
  • When you mouse over an event in calendar view, you can see a floating description box containing the event title, date/time, image, and blurb.
  • Events are now searchable. If you click the arrow to the right of the “find events” bar, a drop down menu allows you to search for events by date, location, or title.
  • Events now have their own unique page. If you click on an event title you will be taken to an event page like this one. On this page you will find a full description of the event, related photo, cover (in the top right corner), information about the venue, organizer, accessibility, seating and parking, as well as links to download the event to your google calendar or ical. In addition I have tagged the events with useful information like “date spot”, “fun for families”, “drinks”, etc.

I’m very excited about the changes happening around the blog. Let me know what you think of the new and improved events calendar in the comments. Are there any features you would like to see added?

join me and my gentlemen friends at festival jazz desjardins

JAZZThis Thursday my Gentlemen Friends and I will be playing at Festival Jazz Desjardins 2013 in Parc de L’Imaginaire. In case you didn’t know, Renée Yoxon and her Gentlemen Friends is the name of my fabulous swing dance band. We have been playing together for a couple of years, mostly at swing dance events. This Thursday will be our first festival performance (and our first free to the public performance) so it’s definitely not one to be missed. Here are the full details:

What: Renée Yoxon and her Gentlemen Friends at Festival Jazz Desjardins 2013
Where: Parc de L’Imaginaire, 9 rue Front, Aylmer, QC
When: 7:30pm
Cover: FREE!
Accessibility: TBD (I’m working on this – sorry!)

See you in the park!

Tomorrow night: Renée Yoxon / Mark Ferguson / Joel Kerr at GIGSPACE

gigspacedposterJoin me, Mark Ferguson and Joel Kerr at GIGSPACE in Ottawa tomorrow night for an evening of jazz standards and original songs. Mark and I will be debuting new compositions as well as playing material from our album, Here We Go Again.

Tickets are still available so reserve yours now!

When: Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:30 pm
Where: GIGSPACE, 953 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Tickets: $20, cash at the door or for advance purchase by credit card call 613-729-0693
Accessibility: There are 4 concrete steps up to two doors that open out. Once in the space, venue and washrooms are accessibility. Contact GIGSPACE for more info.

Click here to RSVP on facebook and let me know you’re coming!