Renée Yoxon


mixtape: first dance ideas by play i do

Last weekend Craig and I attended a wedding show called Love, Handmade with our wedding music service, Play I Do. Play I Do is an alternative wedding music service specializing in jazz and classical music for ceremonies and receptions. We’ve been serving Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and the surrounding regions since 2012! For the Love, Handmade swag […]

mixtape: girls night out // 22

All my life I was one of those women who found it easier to make friends with men. I can’t believe it’s taken me until my mid-twenties to see how wonderful having women friends can be. This mixtape is inspired by all my awesome lady friends! 1. What’s New? – Carmen McRae and Betty Carter […]

mixtape: tickle your funny bone // 21

It takes a lot of confidence to be a funny vocalists. The songs in this comedy-jazz playlist never fail to make me laugh out loud. 1. Buffalo, City of Dreams – Ilana Waldston 2. I’m Shadowing You – Amy Cervini 3. Oompa Loompa – Harry Connic, Jr. 4. Anything Goes – Ella Fitzgerald 5. An […]

mixtape: dreamy autumn… // 20

When the leaves start to change and the days become sleepy and grey, I always find myself feeling contemplative and a little sad. This mix contains dreamy songs about memories and change and features Stacey Kent, Theo Bleckmann, and Diana Krall. 1. Star Dust / Memories of You – Betty Carter 2. I Remember You […]

mixtape: la langue française // 19

In honour of my recent move to Montreal, I’ve compiled a playlist of some of my favourite french jazz songs. Enjoy! 1. La Chanson d’Hélène – Youn Sun Nah 2. Quand je march – Amy Cervini 3. Le Front Caché Sur Tes Genoux – Cécile McLorin Salvant 4. Plus Je T’embrasse – Diana Panton 5. […]

mixtape: a flower is a lovesome thing // 18

Every since I posted the lyrics to Billy Strayhorn’s A Flower is a Lovesome Thing last week I haven’t been able to get it out of my brain. Then, while driving somewhere, Nancy King’s Perennial came on shuffle. These songs got me thinking about how ubiquitous flowers are. They are there when are married, when […]

mixtape: eclipse // 17

“Eclipse, when the moon meets the sun. Eclipse, two bodies are joined as one.” This is a collection of songs inspired by Kate Hammett-Vaughan’s Eclipse. They are dark, light, contemplative, and mysterious. This collection features Cassandra Wilson, Karrin Allyson, and Esperanza Spalding. 1. Eclipse – Kate Hammett-Vaughan 2. You Are My Sunshine – Tierney Sutton […]

Mixtape: Jazz for riding a bicycle // 16

It’s finally bicycle weather! Woohoo! Today’s mixtape celebrate’s that fact. It’s a fun, funky, swinging mix for riding your bicycle around on a sunny day. Alright, I’m going to keep this short so we can get out and ride!! Stick it in your ear-holes! 1. The Trolley Song – Betty Carter 2. Nice Work If You […]

Mixtape: Life’s Mysteries // 15

Life is funny and sad and mysterious and full of intense and beautiful and weird situations isn’t it? This collection of songs covers a broad range of topics from aging and darkness, life and love, to that green colour that happens when children paint a yellow sun in a blue sky. But together they are perfect […]

Mixtape: Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring // 14

Spring has sprung! Well, it has in my heart anyway. This is a happy, bouncy mix to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring! There may be one melancholy sigh at the end… 1. If I Were a Bell – Carmen McRae 2. Happy Talk – Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley 3. Up Jumped […]