Anne Lewis Quintet – National Arts Centre (NAC)
I am very excited to be performing at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage! October 17, 2015 is a milestone for me – it marks one year since returning to singing! I truly never initially believed I would sing again after the challenge of cancer… BUT – here I am! Through hard work and with love and support from my family, friends, and this wonderful community of musicians and music enthusiasts, I am singing! (Practice, practice, practice!)
Joining me for the evening are Juno-Award winning jazz guitarist Mike Rud, jazz pianist Peter Hum, double bassist John Geggie, and Michel Delage on drums.
Peter Hum (also musical director) and I have carefully selected songs that will inspire love, laughter and reflections of life. From sassy up-tempo swing, to sultry blues, to smooth and mellow, the evening will feature original songs and renditions of jazz standards made famous by the vocal jazz masters of years gone by.
Guitarist and songwriter Mike Rud won the 2014 Juno for Best Vocal Jazz Album for his CD Notes on Montreal. The Montrealer has performed with such jazz luminaries as Herb Ellis, Kenny Wheeler, Chuck Israels, and Randy Brecker, to name a few. (www.mikerud.com)
Peter Hum has been a mainstay of the jazz scene in Ottawa, his home town, since the early 1990s. A self-taught jazz player, he has shared the stage with such Canadian jazz greats as Sonny Greenwich, Phil Nimmons and Pat LaBarbera. Thanks to the support of the City of Ottawa and Ontario Arts Council, he is releasing his second CD, Alpha Moment, in 2015. (www.peterhum.com)
Ottawa’s John Geggie is recognized in Canada and internationally as a versatile double bassist and creative composer. He has two CDs to his name and has performed with such renowned jazz artists such as Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Billy Hart and Jean-Luc Ponty. He has anchored the Ottawa jazz Festival’s jam sessions for the better part of two decades, and he performs with the Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra. (www.johngeggie.com)
Michel Delage is a versatile young drummer who is very active in Ottawa. Educated at Humber College, he has played with most of Ottawa’s top jazz players including guitarist Roddy Ellias and saxophonist Vince Rimbach and led his own projects. He has been a house-band drummer at the Ottawa Jazz Festival’s jam sessions. (www.micheldelage.com)
For information on Tickets, please go to the NAC Fourth Stage website at: http://nac-cna.ca/en/event/12387
Date: Oct 17, 2015
Time: 7:30 P.M.
Location: National Arts Centre - Fourth Stage