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Friday February 9th, 2024 with Trevor Walker

Happy Friday Drivers! This week’s show is a mixed grab bag of all kinds of vibes that popped out as I was pulling my crates for this weekend’s shenanigans. Hope some of these selections provide some inspiration and elevation to some of you to help you unwind from your week and wind up for the weekend! Thank you for taking the time, happy listening and I hope you enjoy this week’s offering.
Lester Robertson - Akirfa Single RE - Mr. Bongo New
Una Peripecia
Buddy Sativa - Mystic Voyage / Una Peripecia Single - Favorite Recordings
I Believe In Miracles
Mark Capanni - Single RE - Jazzman Records
Musicawa Silt Part 1 & 2
The Daktaris - Soul Explosion Album - Desco Records
Pataturk Party
The Funkin' Machine - Allerta Meteo Album - Serie Pegaso
Si Tu Veut Vivre Ou Pas
Parbleu - Elios Album - Periodica Records New
Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Could You Be Loved / One Drop Single - Island Records
Snakes & Ladders
Raw Deal - Snakes & Ladders Album - Straight Ahead
bottom of first broadcast hour 17h30 EDT
Ruta 30
Grupo Los Yoyi - Yoyi Album RE - Mr. Bongo / Areito New
Non C'è Sole
Armando Cusopoli - Napoli Segreta Vol. 2 v/a Album - NG Records
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Inokashira Rangers - Smells Like Teen Spirit / Summer Madness Single - Parktone Records
Hail Jah
Gypsy Fari - Chi-Town Reggae / Hail Jah Single RE - Soundway Records New
Luna Lù
Antonio Sorrentino - Napoli Segreta Vol. 2 v/a Album - NG Records
El Niño
DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson - El Niño / Drink Drink - Hot Casa
Look Around The Corner
Quantic & Alice Russell With The Combo Barbaro - Single - Tru Thoughts
end of first broadcast hour 18h EDT
Four Tet - Morning / Evening Single - Text Records
Feed The Feeling
Perception - Out & About EP - Talkin’ Loud
Dem Say Ah (7-Inch Edit
DJ Center feat. Akoya Afrobeat - Single - Push The Fader
Life Lesson (Vocal Mix)
Daniel Monaco feat. Mame N'Diack Seck Thiam - Life Lesson EP - Rush Hour Store Jams / Utopia Records New
bottom of second broadcast hour 18h30 EDT
Party Hearty (Jamie 326 Edit)
Jamie 3:26 - Sober Disco Edits Single - G.A.M.M.
Life Is A Trip
Gypsy Brown - Life Is A Trip / Bambi Latina Single - Freestyle Records
Milton Hamilton Crystalized - Disko Madness Album - Disko Mania Records
Don't Let Love Pass Away
Esperanto - Don't Let Love Pass Away / All Good Things Single - Soul Jazz Records
Flying H I G H (Likwid Dub)
The Blaktonez - Flying H I G H / Pleasure Ride EP - Mainsqueeze
The Remedy
Likwid Continual Space Motion - EP 2 - Super Sonic Jazz
end of on air broadcast 19h EDT
on demand exclusive
Inner War (Pugilism Mix)
Likwid Biskit - Single - People
Extra Curriculars:

Life Drawing
@Art House Cafe
555 Somerset St., W.

We want to make sure that all of our artists and models are comfortable, respected, and able to work effectively! Here are some ground rules for our Life Drawing sessions to help make that happen.
1. Please keep all electronics off or silenced during the session.
2. Please only enter/exit the session in the breaks between poses.
3. Keep your voices down and conversations to a minimum while the model is posing. We love when local artists connect, but please wait for the halfway break or step outside to do so!
4. Artists own the work they produce during the session, and may share and distribute it how they wish. Models will never be identified by their full names.
5. Under no circumstances is the model to be touched or photographed by artists.
6. Comments, concerns, or feedback about any part of the session should be discussed directly with the facilitator.
If you have any questions or input for our ground rules, send us a message!

lifeboogie presents:
[Why Wednesday]: “Vibrations Running Deep”
w/ Trevor Walker
@27 Club
27 York St.
Free (for now) | 19+
Been working towards launching a solo mid week night where I can stretch out and drop a diverse open format soundtrack of groovy vibes for the Ottawa diaspora.
You can expect only top notch (mostly) underground tunes from Funk, Soul, Boogie, dance floor Jazz, Breaks, House, Hip Hop, Drum & Bass, Bruk, Afro, Latin, Brazilian, Reggae and so much more on vinyl + digital strictly selected for dancers.
If all goes to plan the night will also be available to view live on
Vibes to get you past the midweek hump!
Hope to see you out making moves.

Last week's recording is live on my SoundCloud to get you in the mood below:

Open Mic Jams
@Art House Cafe
555 Somerset St., W.

Come out for a fun jam! All are welcome. If weather permits we will be out on the patio. Come hang out with fellow Ottawa musicians and play original tunes, covers, or poetry!

FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 2024 AT 8 PM - 2 AM
Paradise Disco Club: All Vinyl DJ Sets by
Fellas Qtips w/ Special Guest DJ Hidi (Montreal)
164 Laurier Ave. W.
$10 until 10 PM

Grab your best retro outfits to get ready for this Friday at The Lounge 164 with Fellas Qtips + special guest DJ Hidi from Montreal for “Paradise Disco Club!

FRIDAY, FEB. 9, 2024 AT 9PM
Smelloship EP Release Party!
@Irene’s Pub
885 Bank St.

Hey, come celebrate Smelloship's first release with two sets of southern-soaked funk + soul at Irene's Pub.
9pm, $15 in advance, FUN
Garett Barr - Bass
Chris Elms - Guitar
Kim Jackson - Keyboards
Andre Ferraton - Drums
Brady Leafloor - Saxophone
Chris Burling - Percussion

C A R N A V A L 2024 w/ Florquestra Brasil
@Queen St. Fare
178 Queen St, W

Tickets: $15 Early / Bird | $20 Advanced
(Link Soon)
with Florquestra & guests

We're planning a night celebrating Brazilian culture and heritage with the best in marchinha, samba, frevo, from afoxé to Axé!!

Florquestra & Guests:
Regina Gomes Teixeira / vocals+percussion
More musicians TBA
Brazilian businesses present in the party TBA
we encourage you to wear a carnival costume/outfit as we will be giving prizes for the best costume
This event is 19+

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2024 10 PM - 2 AM
White Rabbit: w/ DJs Madison, Tone A B2B Igluu, Hoppy Hour: Shalbeats B2B Sasa Andjelic
@City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · $17.31 - $

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + 1/2 price beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


NAC’s Hip Hop Theatre Festival AFTERPARTY
50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa
(a 12-minute walk from the NAC)
Please use the Daly Street entrance

NAC English Theatre invites you to join us in celebrating the closing of the first-ever NAC Theatre Hip Hop Festival!

* Hip Hop Karaoke with hosts Atherton & DJ SoNice
* Food & Drink
* Dancing
* 40 Years of Hip Hop Art Exhibit 83 ‘til Infinity | Ottawa Art Gallery ( open from 10PM-Midnight.
Limited capacity. Advance RSVP is required for all guests, which will be confirmed on a first-come-first served basis.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2024 AT 3 - 11 PM
Lifeboogie + Jefferson Park
1188 Queen St., W., Toronto

Hey Toronto I’m coming to see you!

Joining my old friend, tastemaker, fellow DJ & Mercury Lounge alumni, @parkjefferson for my first time back in Toronto to spin in what feels like close to 15 + years.

Providing the soundtrack for a recently launched night, “Downtempo Sundays” at @boogieonqueen

You can expect anything from Balearic house, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Boogie, Reggae, Nu-Jazz, Bruk, Afro, Latin, liquid D&B and whatever fits in between.
All your favourite songs you never heard!

Hope to see some Toronto fam out to vibe with us!

Flyer design by @thirdatlantic

#lifeboogie #lifeboogieVision #JeffersonPark #BoogieOnQueen #TwitchStream #Music #Toronto #liveDJset #LetsGo #ShareWidely #ThankYou #OneLove

Valentines’s Matchmaking Mixer
@Local Heroes Bar & Grill
4 Starwood Rd, Ottawa

Valentine's Matchmaking Mixer
Join us for an exciting evening of love, laughter, and connections at the Valentine's Matchmaking Mixer! This in-person event is the perfect opportunity to meet new people, make meaningful connections, and potentially find your perfect match.
Private Event
Games and Ice Breakers
Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Local Heroes, 1400 Clyde Ave, Nepean, ON K2G 3J2
(Private Party Room)
Ticket: $65

Whether you're single, looking for love, or just curious to meet new people, this mixer promises an engaging and relaxed atmosphere. Our team of expert matchmakers will be on hand to facilitate conversations and help break the ice.
So, grab your friends or come solo, and get ready to mix, mingle, and potentially find that special someone.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals in a fun and friendly environment. Mark your calendars and join us at the Valentine's Matchmaking Mixer for an unforgettable evening!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17th, 2024 AT 9 PM - 2 AM
White Rabbit: w/ SYDNEY BLU, Joe Juares, Hoppy Hour by Alamusic
@City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · $22.63 - $

Ottawa's best dance music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night.
Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer $4 beer & bar rail, featured cocktails, and featured DJs!
Saturday February 17th, we're proud to host the return to White Rabbit, one of Canada's top dance music ambassadors, and an exceptional DJ & Producer:

(Truesoul / Knee Deep in Sound / Circus Recordings / Katerblau / Desert Hearts)

Sydney Blu’s career can be considered a journey of evolvement. With a tremendous passion for live performance, music production, and all-around artistic creativity, Sydney’s constant determination shines brightly through her accomplished DJ career. With beginnings in Toronto, Canada playing for The Guvernment Nightclub, Footwork Nightclub, and the LGBTQ2S+ community, then following 6 years in the United States touring the continent and the globe, all the way to her recent life in Berlin, Germany, Sydney’s dedication to living her life through music is unbridled.
A proudly Canadian artist, Sydney’s success is largely attributed to her relentless touring schedule which she’s upheld for several years. In 2009, Sydney Blu founded her imprint, Blu Music, on the principle of authentic, dancefloor-rich house and techno. The following year she extended her brand to another branch introducing her legendary Blu Party series, which curates some of the greatest names of the underground house. On top of that, Sydney has released music on some of the most recognized labels in the industry including Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep in Sound, Adam Beyers & Drumcode’s Truesoul, Steve Lawler’s VIVA Music, Desert Hearts Records, Deadmau5’s Mau5trap, Yousef’s Circus Recordings, Josh Butler’s Origins, Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records, Katerblau Berlin’s Katermukke Records, and more. Her release "Give It Up For Me” on Mau5trap earned Sydney a #1 hit on Beatport for over 3 months. With multiple top ten records since then, Sydney continues to chart every year, including another recent top ten “Mind Games” on Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep in Sound which was premiered by Billboard Magazine.
March 2021 was the release of Sydney’s sophomore album Conviction, a meticulously produced, dance floor-driven collection of electronic music, with synth-laden 80’s inspired lead single Monologue, featuring Azari & III singer Fritz Helder, transitioning into various shades of deep, tech, and melodic house.
Perhaps, her most fully realized body of work to date, Conviction, earned her a JUNO nomination for Electronic Album of the Year and climbed to the top of Beatport’s Top 10 in Afrohouse, Deep House, Minimal House, Melodic and Tech house. Her lead singles Conspiracy, Temple, and To the Ground were playlisted on Electronic Rising, Organica, and Housework. The LP also received media praise from outlets Mixmag, 6am Group, Data Transmission, Electronic Groove, Musicis4lovers, Beyond Fashion Magazine, HOLR Fashion Mag, and garnered radio play from Danny Howard of BBC Radio 1, Sirius XM Radio, and CBC Radio 1’s George Stromboulopoulos.
In late 2021, Sydney launched the #23by23 campaign with the help of Native Instruments and a run of A-list record labels. The campaign’s aim is to encourage labels to increase their percentage of female producers to 23% or more by the end of 2023. To support this initiative, Label Radar is hosting remix competitions and demo challenges with some major labels participating in the campaign like SOMA Records, HE.SHE.THEY, Anjunadeep, Insomniac Records, Poker Flat Recordings, Hospital Records, Toolroom Records, Club Sweat, Gorgon City’s Realm Records, Soma Records, Desert Hearts, Walker and Royce’s Rules Don’t Apply, Circus Recordings and more.
Sydney has also taken #23by23 around the globe speaking about the importance of diversity on dance labels this past year at Amsterdam Dance Event, International Music Summit (Ibiza) and Berlin Dance Event.
One of Sydney’s greatest accomplishments to date has been her recent successful advocation for a new category at Canada’s largest award show ‘The JUNO Awards’. For four years, Sydney
gathered Canada’s top managers, agents, publicists, festival owners, club owners and artists in dance music to help urge The Canadian Academy of Arts and Sciences to make a new award that represents the origins of electronic music called ‘Underground Dance Single of the Year’. The category was successfully accepted by the JUNO’s in June 2021 and will present its first award in 2022 with Sydney Blu as its Chairwoman.
With no signs of slowing down, expect many new upcoming releases from Sydney Blu in 2024
and a full touring schedule.

Local support from long-time Ottawa favourite JOE JUAREZ on opening duties, and ALAMUSIC setting the vibe during HoppyHour.

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


FRIDAY, FEB. 23, 2024 AT 9PM - 11:30PM
Bia Ferreira - Brazil
@Queen St. Fare
50 O’Connor St.
Tickets · Free - $

Axé & Saravah present
Bia Ferreira from Brazil - show Faminta
Celebrating Black History Month
Opening act Rommel
Friday, February 23rd 2024
at Queen St. Fare
Doors at 8pm
Rommel at 8:30pm
Bia at 9pm
Early bird tkts: $10
$15 in advance / more at the door
"Free limited tickets for Brazilian newcomers"
Bia Ferreira is a Brazilian singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and activist. Her music, which she defines as "MMP — Música de Mulher Preta," discusses topics such as feminism, anti-racism and homophobia. She makes music that harnesses a combination of funky beats, reggae and soulful ballad grooves while lyrically pushing her listeners toward the discomfort that generates "movemente,” or action. Her lyrics have been described as "escrevivência,” a term Conceição Evaristo uses to “tell our stories from our perspectives.” It represents the subjectivity of a Black woman in Brazilian society.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24th, 2024 AT 10 PM - 2 AM
White Rabbi: Rick Laplante, Sergio Pari, JovialJon
@City At Night
222 Slater St.
Tickets · $17.31 - $

Ottawa's best house music DJs every Saturday from 9pm to 2am for White Rabbit inside City At Night!

Check out our spin on happy hour = #HoppyHour! Every Saturday from 9pm to 10pm we offer 1/2 price admission (excl. special events) + $4 beer & bar rail, and featured DJs!

- A limited quantity of tickets are available online (before 12am)
- Table reservations/packages are recommended for groups and available online
- Walk-ins are always available on a first-come, first-served basis.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25th, 2024 AT 8:30 PM
Marc Decho Quartet LIVE!
@The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar
194 Queen St. W. Toronto, ON M5V 1Z1, CA

The Quartet makes its debut performance at Canada's legendary Jazz club! we'll be performing all the music from my debut album "AAAAUM" plus i've been busy writing new tunes which we'll debut for the very first time!
Toronto - Come Hang !!!
Jeremy Ledbetter - piano
Marito Marques - drums
Luis Deniz - alto sax
MD - bass + tunes
8:30PM. 2 SETS

SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd, 2024 AT 2:30 - 9 PM
Locking Workshop & Mini Locking Battle w/ Tasha
@Bronson Centre
211 Bronson Ave.
Tickets · $35 - $

Moov is back in the city for a quick second to bring on a dope workshop by another Canadian respected artist - "Tash" from Montreal! And, we’ll be bringing her out to judge a mini battle as well!
ABOUT TASH: Natasha "Tash" Jean-Bart was born in 1971 in Montreal, Canada. She is an accomplished professional dancer, teacher and choreographer. Various companies, organizations, corporate events, theaters, competitions, and artists in development actively seek her out for her fundamental yet progressive approach to teaching, consulting, coaching, and mentoring. Her professional career spans over thirty-eight years in the performing arts, renowned for her Hip Hop dance mastery; her specialities range from a deep understanding of original street dance styles to their application within the various theatrical, battle, and commercial stages.
Natasha Jean-Bart grew up alongside Hip Hop culture. She began her pilgrimage between Montreal and Los Angeles to learn myriads of street dance fundamentals, foundations and techniques in the late '90s. She was trained thoroughly by the creators and original pioneers of our street dance culture. Her teachers are non-others than the late Don "Campbellock" Campbell (Creator of the Campbellocking aka Locking Art-form, founder of The Lockers group), the late Greg "Campbellock Jr Pope (The Lockers,) Jimmy Scoo B Doo Foster (Soul Train dancer,) Damita Jo Freeman (Queen of Soul Train,) Timothy "Popin Pete" Solomon, Adolfo "Shabba Doo" Quinones (The Lockers,) the late Stephen "Skeeter Rabbit" Nichols (Electric Boogaloos) and many more.
Tash is an international elite competitive judge. She held the Canadian Judge position for Hip Hop International (HHI) in 2004 and was promoted in 2005 to Head Judge duties (2005-2010.) In 2017, she was the selected Locking Judge for Juste Debout International Tour 2018 with a 15-country agenda. Since then, she has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Canada, Asia, South America, and the United States to spread knowledge and share her love of street dance art forms.
In 2005, she landed a three-year contract for the original "Lady Madonna" lead role in "The Beatles LOVE" created by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Mirage in Las Vegas. She was also hired as a 'Street Dance Generalist' coach for the creation/workshop portion held at Montreal's CDS headquarters. She transitioned into an on-call Locking instructor for Cirque Du Soleil's Vegas resident shows for the last ten years. Her mandate is to maintain the 'Locking" art form at a high-performance level, which is imperative for the show's integrity both artistically and technically. In 2006, she was invited as a faculty teacher for the Elite Locking Camp hosted/produced by Greg "Campbellock Jr" Pope and organized by Frank Sams. The camp, held yearly in Las Vegas, was entrusted to her in 2014, who now runs it with her husband, Ghislain Malardier, through their Wättssoul Inc company. They rebranded the ELC camp to LAS VEGAS LOCKING CAMP (LVLC).
Recently she served as a Rehearsal Director for Montreal's Ebnflōh Dance company under the artistic direction of Alexandra "Spicey" Landé. Tash is also a member of Bboyizm Dance company under the artistic direction of Yvon "Bboy Crazy Smooth) Soglo, co-produced with CCOV with the "In My Body" piece touring all across Canada and internationally from 2022 to 2024.
Natasha Jean-Bart, aka "Tash", is the Co-Founder, CEO-Creative Director of Wättssoul Inc, a U.S.-based company dedicated to nurturing and empowering creativity, arts, and cultural awareness. She is often called a bridge and continues to accompany dancers throughout their careers. She is a writer who contributes to Theatre Art Life's Entertainment platform: Global Media Site, UK Hip Hop Dance Almanac “Ink Cypher” and other online publication platforms. She is the creator of TashFormula© — a Street Dance Platform designed to help and guide both teachers and students by providing history, tools, context and simple formulas to achieve mastery of the vast street dance landscape. She also serves as Artistic Consultant/Advisor in Hip Hop and gives workshops and lectures internationally.
PART #1 Locking workshop (Open/Intermediate Level)
Welcoming those who have some experience who would like a push!
Date: Saturday March 2nd, 2024
Time: 230-430PM (2 hours)
Location: Room 221 (2nd floor)
Info: This workshop is catered to those who have some Locking experience to the seasoned dancer. If you have no experience and still want challenge yourself, get ready to werk! Expect drills, fundemental exploration and more.
PART #2 Mini Locking Battle
Date: Saturday March 2nd, 2024
Time: 5-7PM (right after the workshop)
Location: Room 103
Info: This is a mini 1vs1 battle welcoming all those to join who took the workshop. Please note that this event is a combined workshop and mini battle event. Tickets to spectate will not be sold as this space is for the workshop students only to apply their learning.
This event will especially hold space for the BIPOC community.
Judge: Tash
MC: Effect
Music: Funk
Prize: Cash prize
Join the Workshop & Battle:
$35 CAD (By Friday Feb. 9th, 2024 at 1159PM) EARLY BIRD
$45 CAD (February 10th to March 1st)
$50 CAD (Day-of / exact cash only / only if we don’t sell out before)
If you purchase the workshop, you will automatically have access to the battle and be signed up to participate. No need to pay extra!
To watch the Battle only: No tickets will be sold
A small Eventbrite fee will be added to the cost on registration
Moov Ottawa Dance’s policies are in full effect (
No refunds - all sales are final and help with bringing Tash to our city
How to register? Register via Eventbrite
QUESTIONS: Contact Alea at

Cuban Jazz Night w/ Miguel de Armas Quartet
@Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe
109 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa

Join Ottawa’s jazz pianist and composer Miguel De Armas for a show like no other. Enjoy his unique sounds as he weaves strands of Cuban and American jazz influences in a compellingly eclectic way. Born in Havana, Cuba, Miguel studied at the Conservatory Amadeo Roldan and graduated from the Instituto Superior de Arte with a Bachelor in Cuban Percussion.
For over a decade, he toured with this band around the world and performed at world-class Jazz Festivals such as the North Sea, Montreaux, Nice, Nantes, Normandia, Couleur Café, Barranquijazz, and Río de Janeiro Film Festival, among others.
Jazz fans, this is for you!

Atlantis Jazz Ensemble
@Irene’s Pub
34 Regent St.

The Atlantis Jazz Ensemble is back at Irene's Pub for a firey night of deep soulful jazz.
Ed Lister - trumpet
Zakari Frantz - alto sax
Pierre Chrétien - electric piano
Chris Pond - double bass
Mike Essoudry - drums

Atlantis Jazz Ensemble
3 Rue Kent, Gatineau, Qc. J8X 3J8

The Atlantis Jazz Ensemble takes over Minotaure for a fiery night of deep soulful jazz.
Ed Lister - trompette et flugelhorn
Zakari Frantz - sax alto
Pierre Chrétien - piano électrique
Chris Pond - contrebasse
Mike Essoudry - batterie

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024 AT 9 PM - 2 AM
Reggae Flavours & Vibes
@OB&O African Caribbean Restaurant
3059 Carling Ave

Admission: $20.00

Join us for a night of Live Music, Good Vibes, Food, Drinks, Giveaways & A Special Raffle!
Get Ready to jam to the rhythm of the Roots Movement and
DJ Mike Miller & Rush
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 2024 | 9:00PM - 2:00AM EST.

Join us for a night of Live Music, Good Vibes, Food, Drinks, Giveaways & A Special Raffle

School of Bass #68
@Swizzles Bar and Grill
244 Queen St.

Techno! Drum n Bass! Jungle! And more!
Come feel the bass of Bellyfull Soundsystem!
Dj Archer (Bellyfull Soundsystem)
Dj Jason Skillz
Pluto Palsy (Emmett O'Grady) (live performance)
Dj Tampered D.N.A
Dj Doc Savage
Saturday March 30th 2023
Swizzles Bar & Grill
246 Queen street (basement)
+19 with valid photo I.D. required, pay what you can at the door.
8:00PM - 2:00AM
P.L.U.R. R.O.A.R.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3rd, 2024 AT 6:30 PM
Ottawa Jazz Festival pres: Ladysmith Black Mambazo Benifit Concert & Social!
@Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre
355 Cooper St., Ottawa
Reserved Seating: $105
General Admission: $75
(Includes a $50 tax receipt, issued after the event)

The 44th Ottawa Jazz Festival is a little more than 4 months away. To lighten our hearts and souls after the long, dark, cold months, the Festival is delighted to present the fabled Ladysmith Black Mambazo in a Benefit Concert & Social on April 3, 2024, 6:30pm at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (355 Cooper St. on the corner of Cooper and O’Connor Streets).
For 60 years, South Africa’s five-time Grammy Award winners, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has warmed the hearts of audiences worldwide with uplifting vocal harmonies, signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. Paul Simon’s 1987 Graceland album introduced the iconic group to the world. “It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their [Ladysmith Black Mambazo] singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” – Paul Simon

Founded by Joseph Shabalala in 1960, the three elements of the group’s name comes from the founder’s hometown of Ladysmith, the black ox (considered to be the strongest farm animal), and mambazo, which means axe in Zulu (symbolic of the choir's ability to "chop down" the competition) – Wikipedia. The late former South African President Nelson Mandela designated the group “South Africa’s cultural ambassadors to the world,” a title the members carry with them with the highest honour.
“Undulating rhythmic phrases that push and pull … harmonizing that is both ethereal and earthy.” – World Music, UK
Ladysmith Black Mambazo has performed for millions of people, singing a message of peace, love and harmony. With their 2024 release, Soothe My Soul…Songs From Our South African Church, the group puts their own spin on gospel music.
The Social includes complimentary canapés, a cash bar and mystery martinis with exciting gift items! Mystery Martini packages may contain anything from restaurant vouchers, gift baskets, trips, spa & salon outings, merchandise, adventure packages and so much more. You just never know, it’s a special mystery – just for you!
Doors open & Social at 6:30pm
Benefit Concert at 8pm

FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2024 AT 8PM
Mary Ancheta Quartet
@NAC Fourth Stage
1 Elgin St.
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Mary Ancheta Quartet is based out of Vancouver, BC. Keyboardist Mary Ancheta is a Canadian / Filipina artist who steps into the spotlight with her genre-bending, organic, modern take on jazz and electro-funk. Inspired by the likes of Squarepusher, The Meters, John Scofield, and Prince, Ancheta knows what’s up when it comes to arresting melodies and irresistible grooves with Trent Otter on drums, Dominic Conway on sax, and Matt Reid on bass.
Encompassing her experience in film scoring, Ancheta seeks to tap into raw-fuelled moments favouring grittiness over perfection. The Mary Ancheta Quartet will perform songs from their highly anticipated debut EP, Level Up. Last summer, they played on the Mainstage to Jazz Festival audiences all across Canada alongside Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Sun Ra Arkestra, Domi & JD Beck, Melody Gardot, and more.


THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024 AT 8 PM
OMIC: 5th Annual Capital Music Awards 2024
@Bronson Centre Music Theatre
211 Bronson Ave.

The Ottawa Music Industry Coalition (OMIC) is thrilled to announce nomination process for the 5th Annual Capital Music Awards (CMAs) is now open until February 19th, 2024. Since 2020, thanks to investment from the City of Ottawa as well as numerous public and private sponsors, the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition has presented the CMAs to recognize music creators, performers, and entrepreneurs who contribute to Ottawa’s flourishing music sector. This 5th edition of the awards will spotlight some of the region’s finest musical talent, promoting Ottawa’s music industry to the rest of Canada and beyond. With three new categories added this year, the 2024 CMAs will once again be the year’s premiere gathering of hardworking music industry professionals.
Kinaxis—a global leader in supply chain management solutions headquartered in Ottawa—is the inaugural presenting sponsor of the 5th Annual Capital Music Awards (CMAs). This groundbreaking partnership marks a significant milestone in the intersection of Ottawa arts and the private sector. Affirming Kinaxis’ dedication to investing in the future of Ottawa music, this partnership reflects a collective commitment to economic growth, sustainability, and cultural richness in the Ottawa region by unifying the leadership missions of Kinaxis and the Ottawa Music Industry Coalition. 
Anyone based in the Ottawa-Gatineau region is eligible to be recognized with an award, however, only OMIC members in good standing are eligible to submit nominations. Music professionals who wish to become new OMIC members can access a promotional code through any nomination form at All 13 categories will be vetted by juries composed of industry professionals. Five (5) categories will then be decided by public vote.
All winners will be announced during the awards ceremony on May 16th, 2024, at the Bronson Centre Music Theatre. Those who cannot attend can watch the livestream produced by Kilam Media online.
Reserve tickets now at as the event is likely to sell out. Early Bird pricing of $15 for OMIC members and $20 for non-members is available until March 25th. A limited number of VIP Experience $100 tickets are already 50% sold out. 
2024 Capital Music Awards Categories:
Nominations are open until February 19th, 2024 at 4:59 pm ET.
Album of the Year
Solo Artist of the Year
Group of the Year
Songwriter of the Year 
Best Production and Arrangements 
Community Impact Award 
Single of the Year (+public vote)
Newcomer of the Year (+public vote)
Video of the Year (+public vote)
Live Music Venue of the Year (+public vote)
*new this year! Live Music Curator of the Year (+public vote)
*new this year! Music Educator of the Year
*new this year! Sound Engineer of the Year 
For more information on eligibility and how to nominate, please visit

Join us for the 5th annual Capital Music Awards, celebrating and acknowledging the incredible achievements of Ottawa's music creatives and entrepreneurs. Following 2 consecutive years of sold-out shows, we highly recommend you get your tickets now!

Early bird (until Monday, March 25, 11:59 PM ET): $15 OMIC members, $20 non-members
Regular price: $25 OMIC members, $30 non-members
Tickets at door: $30 OMIC members, $35 non-members (if available)
VIP Experience - $100 (see below)
A limited number of VIP Experience tickets are available to the public, granting exclusive access to the pre-show mixer where you'll get to mingle with nominees, performers, presenters, media, sponsors, and VIPs. Plus, you will be given a backstage tour and will have professional photos taken in the same style as the CMA winners. Catering and champagne will be provided!

In case you missed it: Early Bird Tickets for the 5th annual Capital Music Awards on May 16th, 2024 at the Bronson Centre are live! Secure your tickets at this special price before they sell out: $15 for OMIC members, $20 for non-members.

Mark you calendars: Nominations for all categories—including two new categories— open this coming Thursday, January 25th! Visit our website for up-to-date Capital Music Awards announcements.


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-Tuesday | 20h Open Format
-Thursday | 20h | Jazz - Funk - Disco - Soul - Afro - Latin - Reggae + stuff
-Saturday | 20h | Disco - Nu Disco - Deep House - Nujazz - Future Funk - Broken Beat + Good Vibes
-Open format pop ups

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Interactive CKCU
Trevor Walker (host)
TGIF Drive!

11:19 AM, February 8th, 2024
Elorious Cain
Another impressive set!

2:25 PM, February 9th, 2024
Neil and his dancing Labrador
Hey Trevor. Happy Friday. Can't wait for Marley "Could You Be Loved". My Marley numbered box set was another casualty of the great flood on Baribeau Ave those many years ago.

4:43 PM, February 9th, 2024
Neil and his dancing Labrador
Greetings Elorious

4:45 PM, February 9th, 2024
Dad & The Dancing Labrador
Nice touch. I love Chris's show every week.

5:53 PM, February 9th, 2024
robert p in gatineau
Thanks !

6:48 PM, February 9th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
Thank you so much Elorious!

12:46 AM, February 10th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
Hey Neil, sorry to hear about about the Marley box and glad to oblige and be able to drop a very little on the show.

12:48 AM, February 10th, 2024
Trevor Walker (host)
Most welcome robert p!

12:48 AM, February 10th, 2024
what an awesome heavenly astral plane that was

5:09 PM, February 16th, 2024
woops , wrong day

5:11 PM, February 16th, 2024