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 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.


Live Jazz Monday is back!!


Hey folks! Guess what!? After a few weeks hiatus due to holidays and illness, Live Jazz Monday is back! Join me and François Gravel at Mercury Lounge on Monday, January 7th at 9pm for some great music (if I do say so myself), the jazz cocktail of the week, and the usual antics. I’m soooooo happy to be back! There’s no cover ever so come on down!

PS: This cute photo of me and François was taken by my sister at our third anniversary party in November. I have a mouthful of birthday doughnut. Thanks for the pic, Emma!

My first performance with VoiceLive Touch

It’s not much but it’s a start.

Last month I purchased the VoiceLive Touch from TC Helicon. I spent a few week’s playing with it before including in my performance. You can check out my first performance with the VoiceLive Touch in the video above, which was shot by Craig Pedersen at the third birthday of Live Jazz Monday. So far I haven’t done any looping with it, I’ve only used it to make harmonies. In this video I have lined François’ keyboard in to the vocal processor with a midi cable. The VoiceLive Touch picked up the correct harmonies to my vocals based on what François is playing.

What do you think of my first kick at the can?? Let me know in the comments below.

Photos from Live Jazz Monday’s Third Birthday

Whoa! Last night Live Jazz Monday turned 3 years old and the party was spectacular! I decided that since we were entering our terrible threes, we should throw a party fit for a toddler, complete with colourful party hats, streamers, balloons, squiggly candles, and sweet treats to eat.

Fortunately, our audience was quick with the cameras and shared the fun through twitter, facebook, and instagram. Here are some of my favourite pics from last night.

From @pedersencraig:

From @YoxEmma (my sister!):

From @lightningloon:

From me:

Thanks so much to everyone who made this event a incredible success. François and I are delighted to have your support and we’re looking forward to the next three years of Live Jazz Monday!

Live Jazz Monday turns 3!

On Monday, November 5th, Live Jazz Monday at Mercury Lounge turns 3 years old! Join Renée Yoxon and François Gravel for a night of live jazz, party hats, and doughnuts! Everyone who attends will be given a free LJM pin and will be entered into a draw to win two tickets to Renée’s CD release. Attendees who share the video above will get two entries into the draw!

What: Live Jazz Monday’s 3rd Birthday Party!
When: November 5th, 2012, 9pm
Where: Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square, Middle Level
Cost: FREE!

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

Live Jazz Mondays at Overkill new time: 9pm – 11pm

Hello lovelies! Starting tonight, Monday, March 12, Live Jazz Mondays will be running from 9pm – 11pm. Come and join us at Overkill – a dissolute lounge for the mildly curious – for a mellow evening of music and our weekly jazz cocktail! This week’s cocktail is called Good Morning Heart Candy. See you tonight!

What: Live Jazz Mondays with Renée Yoxon & François Gravel
Where: Overkill, 56 Byward Market Square, Ottawa
When: 9pm – 11pm
No cover!