Hi Everyone!

It’s almost November!!!  Oh, come on… it’s great.  Canadians have had Thanksgiving, Americans are about to, and I get to have two Thanksgiving dinners – yup, life is gooood!  It’s also a great time to play, and I’m getting to play some great gigs with some great people, here in Toronto and up in Ottawa.  I’m hoping to see folks and catch-up and generally have another great, musical month!!!!

Love to All,


Saturday, October 26th
Westminster United Church
1850 Rossland Rd. East, Whitby
6 p.m.
$30 (onine at …
… or from the church office Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

The ladies of Broadsway are invading Oakville!  We’ll be playing at the Westminster United Church and having a night of great music and great fun!  Come down and join us!

Friday, November 1st
Located inside Alcorn Music Studios:
953 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Downbeat at 7:30 p.m.
$25 (Buy at

A Night of Jazz with Julie Michels / Steve Boudreau / John Geggie
Pianist extrodinaire Steve Boudreau, bass icon John Geggie.  I met them both while working together at the Jazzworks Jazz Camp years ago. We love jazz, from the Great American Songbook, bebop, and anything else that strikes our fancies, including more modern folk (think Lyle Lovett…) and musical theatre.  We have been musing about getting together for a concert for ages and finally have the opportunity!  We’ll be following up on Saturday with a workshop of Jazz vocalization (see the listing below).


Saturday, November 2nd
Located inside Alcorn Music Studios:
953 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Participant: $30 / General Admission: $15 (Buy at

Jazz Vocal Workshop with Julie Michels and Steve Boudreau
Jazz is a joy to sing, but a little coaching and moral support can be really helpful in finding your true voice.  As for instrumentalists, it’s always a good idea to work with a vocalist who can support you in learning how to be your most successful in accompanying and gigging with a singer.

This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning… about singing, about gigging, and about creating a fun, powerful, musical perfomance.

Come on down!!!

Saturday, November 9th
The Happy Goat Coffee Company (I kid you not!)
35 Laurel Street, Ottawa
9 p.m.
$15 ($10 students)

Rob Frayne’s Jazz Party – SpiritJazzuals

I love Rob Frayne’s brain… and his playing!  He’s my friend and a helluva musician… so that’s where the evening starts. It continues with some spectacular instrumentalists, joining us (or I’m joining them) playing jazz-influenced music that speaks to our collective spirits.

FUN FACT: Will be a live recording/live mini documentary, CD’s