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Monday Special Blend
Monday November 28th, 2016 with Trish Bolechowsky and Ka Charlton
Interview with Abigail Lapell and Dana Sipos, interview with Brock Zeman, music from Jerry Granelli Trio, Abigail Lapell, Dana Sipos, Brock Zeman, Benj Rowland, The Once, Mark Fossen, Winona Wilde, Lynne Hanson, Sneezy Waters, Melanie Peterson

Linus and Lucy
Jerry Granelli Trio - Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas - 6:17 Canadian

Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas” – a Jazz Holiday Tradition with live soundtrack by legendary drummer Jerry Granelli (
Including renowned jazz artists Simon Fisk on bass and Chris Gestrin on piano, backed by The Cross Town Youth Chorus. Featuring excerpts from the Emmy Award-Winning Television Classic
Jerry Granelli Trio:
Jerry Granelli – drums
Simon Fisk - bass
Chris Gestrin - piano

Comfy as a trusted old cozy blanket, for more than 50 years, the Christmas classic A Charlie Brown Christmas has entertained generations of fans. The Ottawa Jazz Festival is delighted to present the Jerry Granelli Trio on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7pm at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper St., corner of O’Connor and Lisgar) in what Rolling Stone lists as the top ten most essential Christmas album of all time.

Tickets: $49.00 Adult, $27.00 Child (12 & Under) Prices include HST & fees.
His tunes have been a part of Christmas tradition for North American families for the past forty-five years, close as an old friend, comfortable as an old blanket.

Jerry Granelli, as one third of the legendary San Francisco-based Vince Guaraldi Trio recorded what is arguably the greatest Christmas album of all time in 1965 – the soundtrack to the animated classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas”.

Today Granelli is the only remaining member of the famed trio and this Christmas season he’s back by popular demand to share the story of the band that recorded the famous soundtrack. Part oral history, part concert, and part screening of the Christmas Classic with musical accompaniment provided by the Jerry Granelli Trio. This concert on the evening of Dec 3rd promises a family-friendly nostalgic romp, and an unforgettable Christmas concert for the young ones. Granelli and his band will be joined on stage by local choirs.

Jerry Granelli is one third of the fabled San Francisco-based Vince Guaraldi Trio that recorded the original album back in 1965. Part oral history, part concert and part screening (as the only remaining member of the famed trio) Granelli regales audiences with stories and insights into the auspicious recording, providing a unique insider’s perspective for families, Peanuts and jazz music aficionados alike.

Guaraldi’s triple-platinum soundtrack was voted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 and is among the most widely-heard albums in all of jazz. The track “Linus and Lucy” is one of the most instantly recognizable pieces of music of the 20th century.

Tickets are $49 and $27 for 12 and under and are available online, by phone at 613-241-2633 or during office hours at 602-294 Albert St.
Diamond Girl
Abigail Lapell - Hide Nor Hair - Coax Records 2:12 Canadian New
Chat with Abigail and Dana at about 7:15 am

Abigail will be playing songs from her upcoming album, Hide Nor Hair
Saturday, Dec. 3rd at Bar Robo with Dana Sipos and also Ottawa's Moonfruits!
Produced and engineered by Chris Stringer at Toronto’s Union Sound. Mastered by Fedge. Featuring Benjamin Hermann (drums, vocals), Rachael Cardiello (viola, vocals), Joe Ernewein (bass), Jessica Moore (vocals) and Mike Eckert (pedal steel). Photography by Alix Aylen.

Released by:
Coax Records (Coax Records is a Calgary-based boutique indie music label and artist booking agency started by Canadian experimental indie artist Rae Spoon.)
Release date:
17 January 2017
Murder City
Abigail Lapell - Hide Nor Hair - Coax Records 2:30 Canadian New
Holy People
Dana Sipos - Roll Up the Night Sky - Muddy Roots Music Recordings 4:24 Canadian New

Saturday, Dec. 3rd at Bar Robo with Abigail Lapell
The Juggler
Brock Zeman - The Carnival Is Back In Town - 2:30 on usb Canadian New
Chat with Brock Zeman

Brock Zeman releases his 13th album "The Carnival Is Back In Town" at The Black Sheep in Wakefield on Friday, Dec. 2nd, doors at 8 pm
Tickets are $15

Benj Rowland from the The Mayhemingways

He's also playing at The Legion in Carleton Place, Saturday, Dec. 3rd
Brock Zeman - The Carnival Is Back In Town - 3:58 on usb Canadian New
The Juggler
Brock Zeman - The Carnival Is Back In Town Canadian New
Benj Rowland - s/t - 4:50 Canadian
We Are Love
The Once - We Win Some We Lose - 4:21 Canadian New

The Once, from Newfoundland, play the Festival of Small Halls here in Ontario, Thursday, December 1st at 7:30 PM
This special concert was performed as part of Stuart McLean's Vinyl Cafe holiday tour in 2015.

THE ONCE (St. John's, NFLD) - A modern indie folk trio from Newfoundland, The Once has collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, numerous ECMA awards, was named Artist of the Year by the Newfoundland & Labrador Arts Council. They have earned two JUNO nominations for best Roots/Traditional album.

Tickets $25 advance, $30 at the door. Available online at, by phone at (613) 247-1188 ext 258, or locally at the Almonte Old Town Hall - Recreation and Culture Department.

We Win Some We Lose, released 3 October 2016
Mark Fossen - s/t Canadian New

Published on 24 Nov 2016
Recorded live off the floor at The Sugar Shack (London, ON), on October 14th, 2016.

Annie Martel - Violin / Backing Vocals
Simon Larochette - Audio []
Video - Alex Lam
Chick Singer
Winona Wilde - s/t Canadian New

Steve Martin - Atelier Guitar Repair
Stringed Instrument Repair, Electronic Mods, Parts For Sale, Free Estimates
Steve Martin
Atelier Guitar Repair/ Réparation de Guitare
250 City Centre Ave. Suite 202
Ottawa, ON K1R6K7
(Located in Capital Rehearsal Studios)

The Music Maker Fair is on Saturday December 3rd i
It’s also the ’soft launch’ of the Guitar Shop in Capital Rehearsal, and Atelier Guitar Repair, Steve's shop which shares the same space. As of Nov. 15th he's already taking in repairs and really gearing up for the Fair!
The first annual Ottawa Music Maker Fair and Trade Show is happening on SAT DEC 3 (11am-6pm) at Capital Rehearsal Studios (City Centre - upper level)!

Algonquin Music Industry Arts -
Atelier Guitar Repairs -
BandBiz Inc -
Capital Arts Productions -
Chit Chat Distribution -
Dominic’s Music School -
Edwards PC Creative Law -
Fairfield Circuitry -
Fluid Motion Media -
L’ensemble Vide -
LIVE! On Elgin -
MAVNetwork -
Monde Synthesizer -
Montreal Assembly (Montreal) -
One Hood -
Ottawa Beat -
Ottawa Explosion Weekend -
Ottawa Music Industry Coalition -
Phantom Of The Opry -
Possible Worlds -
Record Runner Rehearsal -
Sing House Studios -
St Henri Cable Company (Montreal) -
This Is The Deal (Toronto) -
UPTrack Music -
YC Drums (Toronto) -
You Rock Red -

Saturday, December 3 at 8 PM
The Valley Food and Drink Co., 729 Mill Street, Calabogie, Ontario K0J1H0

Ottawa's best loved Christmas Concert in support of the Ottawa Food Bank! For the 14th year, local singer/songwriters gather to perform original and favourite Christmas songs, in the round, all for the Food Bank. So many make this is their tradition now, to begin the Christmas season by going to the Annual Christmas GOOSE! Don't be left out. There are still tickets left, but they are going fast! This year: Sneezy Waters, Pat Moore, Trevor Alguire, Steven Palmer, Bruce Enloe, Julie Corrigan, Mary Moore, Anne Hurley & Jim Videto, Ann Downey, & Pat McLaughlin.

Note the venue this year is St. Alban's Church, which came highly recommended by the folks at the NAC (which is still under construction.)
Visit or for tickets and information.

Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
St. Albans Church, 454 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7M8
Santa's Sleigh
Melanie Peterson - s/t - on usb Canadian New
Interactive CKCU