Renée Yoxon

Live Jazz monday

videos from live jazz monday // the end of live jazz monday is coming, nov 4

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 […]

the end of live jazz monday, nov 4

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 […]

highlights: sculptures, sketches, and silent auctions

I got a mega-dose of culture this week! I had only two short days in Montreal but I made sure to pack them tightly. I saw friends, drank lattes, had playing and writing sessions, and had a great voice lesson with singer Kyla Campbell at the Schulich School of Music on the McGill campus. That […]

highlights: my first week in montreal and i forgot my camera

Between all the hustle and bustle of moving and flying home from St. John’s last weekend, I left my nice new camera at my parents’ home in Ottawa. As you can see, I took a few instagram photos, but most of my time was spent unpacking boxes while silently gobsmacked, thinking “holy crap I live […]

Videos from Live Jazz Monday at Mercury Lounge

Enjoy these videos from the last couple of Live Jazz Mondays. Thanks so much to Austin Cooke for capturing them! The personnel in these videos is myself (duh), François Gravel on piano, and Craig Pedersen on trumpet.

My Week In Pictures: Writing, Radio, and a Concert in Montreal

This was an unusually productive week. Not to say that my weeks are not usually productive, but this week I made a life change: I stopped watching TV with breakfast. This may seem like a trivial thing but it has made a WORLD of difference for me. For starters I got my morning journal writing […]

My Week In Pictures: Candy, Cupcakes, Chocolates!

This week was SWEET. I mean that literally, it was incredibly sweet! Last weekend Craig and I went to Wed By Hand and gorged ourselves on delicious cupcakes, jams, ganache, and other terribly wonderful sweets (more on that on Thursday). On Tuesday I attended the Council for the Arts in Ottawa (CAO) Sweetheart Cocktail for […]

My Week In Pictures: Rehab Centre week 3 + a photoshoot

Week 3 at the Rehab Centre’s chronic pain management program is complete, which means I only have one week left! If you have no idea what I’m talking about check out my updates from week 1 and week 2 where I explain all about why I’m there and what it’s all about then come back […]

My Week In Pictures: Rehab Centre Week 2

This week, although it was my second week at the Rehab Centre, it was my first official week in the Chronic Pain Management program. That means that this week I was there from 8:30am until 2:30 or 3pm every day. At first I was a little worried that I wasn’t going to be able to […]

My Week In Pictures: first week of 2013

2013 is underway and the year has started off with a bang. After a New Year’s day brunch with the fam I jumped back into work. I started writing some grant applications that are due next week and set up the last of the Indiegogo perks to be sent out. I had a nice coffee […]