Renée Yoxon


book love: the jazz piano book // 10

Welcome to the 10th instalment of Book Love: a series in which I tell you all about the resources, guides, and inspirational books that I love. Today’s book is The Jazz Piano Book by Mark Levine. The Jazz Piano book a cross between a reference book and practice guide. It’s written for jazz pianists (obviously) […]

Three upcoming jazz releases I am very excited about // Youn Sun Nah, Marc Cary, and Cécile McLorin Salvant

1. Lento by Youn Sun Nah Youn Sun Nah is a really interesting vocalist who blurs the lines between jazz, folk, and pop. I just bought her last album, Same Girl, and I was blown away by her poise and sure-footed delivery right from the first track. Lento is already receiving wide-spread praise. The physical […]

I’m coming to Toronto on February 5th!

You asked for it and now you’ve got it. I’m playing in Toronto! Very soon! On Tuesday, February 5th, I’ll be playing at Hugh’s Room as part of Jane Harbury presents Discoveries. I’ll be playing alongside three other emerging artists, The Schotts, Jessica Chase, and Tom Taylor. I know it’s going to be a wonderful […]

CD bundle giveaway: jazz vocalists Amy Cervini, Kellylee Evans, & Nicky Schrire ***closed***

Yay! Thanks to the generosity of three amazing vocalists, I’m giving away a great CD bundle to one lucky reader. The bundle includes Amy Cervini’s Digging Me Digging You, Kellylee Evans’ Nina, and Nicky Schrire’s Freedom Flight. TO ENTER: 1. Follow the three singers on facebook or twitter: Amy Cervini: facebook | twitter Kellylee Evans: […]

Welcome a new house band to the Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam at Pressed

The Saturday Afternoon Jazz Jam at Pressed is starting into it’s 9th month of existence, and after 8 months of running it with Craig Pedersen and David Pontello as the house band, it’s time to pass the torch! Starting this Saturday, Karen Rauh and company will be hosting the jam. Karen has been a part […]

Jazzin’ the Holidays in support of SASC

Happy holidays! On Sunday, December 23rd, I’m going to be teaming up with Elise Letourneau and Nicole Ratté to bring you an afternoon of seasonal classics, beautiful harmonies, and swinging grooves. We will be joined by trumpeter Craig Pedersen, guitarist Tim Bedner, bassist Mark Alcorn, and drummer Marilee Townsend. 100% of the proceeds from this concert […]

Mixtape: Winding Down Before Bed // 05

This week has been completely non-stop and go go go. I embraced that in my last mixtape: Taking Care of Business – a fast-paced mix for running errands in the car and being an all-around biz-lady bad-ass (or BLBA). This week, as the CD release approaches, I feel like I need to spend more time […]

My Week In Pictures: the square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle

It feels like the weeks are whipping by as we get closer and closer to December 7th and the CD release! This week the t-shirts arrived! Now the posters and postcards and printed and are being distributed and the books of sheet music are ready for printing too. It’s coming together… mouahahaha! But seriously, I […]

Mixtape: Taking Care of Business // 04

It’s crunch time! Today I visit Merriam Print to pick up my postcard flyers and posters for the Here We Go Again CD release and I’ll be spending this morning running around Ottawa putting them up in local businesses. There’s less than four weeks to go until the release so I have a feeling I’m […]

Mixtape: Gershwin Gershwin Gershwin // 03

I’ve got Gershwin on the brain lately! This Saturday, November 10th at Knox Presbyterian Church, I’ll be performing a tribute to George Gershwin. To get inspiration for this concert I’ve spent a lot of time listening to songs like They All Laughed, Our Love is Here To Stay, and Isn’t It A Pity recorded by […]