1300 Stittsville Main St.
Stittsville, ON K2S 1C3
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Thur. - Fri.
7am to 8pm
7am to 9pm
8am to 5pm
9am to 4pm
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Friday, February 27th, 2015 - 7pm
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The Northern Stars (barbershop chorus)
The Northern Stars Chorus is under the direction of Music Director Stuart MacMartin. They are an all-male chorus based in Nepean, with singers who enjoy singing a wide variety of music - contemporary a cappella, gospel, show tunes, barbershop, comedy, folk, classical, and more - all in the Barbershop style.
Their members hail from Ottawa and surrounding area - from Nepean and Kanata, to Orleans, Gatineau, and Counties of Lanark and Leeds and Grenville. They have enjoyed more than 20 years of singing, fellowship, and entertaining audiences. They are continually improving their performance level and finding new challenging, interesting, and exciting songs to perform. They have performed at Gaia Java a few times in the past, and been very well received, so do come and hear them again!
Cuppa Joe (vocal jazz quartet)
The music of Manhattan Transfer was the inspiration behind Cuppa Joe, fulfilling a quest for a small, tight-harmony a cappella ensemble. Their repertoire has broadened since that time to include the music of Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Louis Armstrong and the Beatles. They’ve attended jazz camps at Ottawa Jazz Works’ Lac McDonald and at Le Domaine Forget in the Charlevoix region of Quebec, including master classes by the famed New York Voices. And they’ve performed at restaurants, coffee shops and jazz jams in the Ottawa area, as well as at recitals and special events. Not to be confused with their favourite beverage, the name Cuppa Joe stems from their first tune together -- Java Jive.
Valérie Bouillant, soprano A Gatineau native, Valérie is a civil engineer now working as a high school math tutor. She studied piano and classical ballet growing up, and sang in several French choirs for 20 years. She’s had a dream of singing in a small a cappella Jazz ensemble since she discovered the Swingle Singers, les Double Six and the great scats of the Ella & Louis duets. Valérie attended vocal jazz classes at L’Artishow (2005-2007) and at JazzWorks (2006-2007). Discovering she shared a common vision of a jazz ensemble with John, she joined the troupe in 2011.
Deanna Rozon, alto Originally from Ottawa, where she studied biochemistry, Deanna worked in scientific research before getting her teaching degree. She is currently a math teacher at the Adult High School, and a mom of 3 teenage girls. Her singing career began early on with the Ottawa Central and Alumni choirs. She pursued her love of a cappella harmony singing with a number of different barbershop choruses over the years, and more recently began singing jazz with the Ottawa Folklore Centre. Deanna joined Cuppa Joe in early 2012.
John Wilson, tenor A New Brunswick native, John is an electrical and software engineer. He studied piano, played trumpet in the school band, and sang tenor in school choirs and musicals. John became a jazz fan during university, when one of the UNB resident musicians invited her brother Phil Nimmons and his friend Oscar Peterson to play a summer concert combining classical and jazz genres. John sang in a jazz choir 2007-2009, and formed the basis of today’s Cuppa Joe in late 2008. He attended JazzWorks Jazz Camps 2009-2011 and at Le Domaine Forget in 2012 and 2013.
Peter Feldman, baritone Peter is the newest member of Cuppa Joe, having joined the group in May 2014. A native of Massachusetts who has lived in Canada since 1971, Peter has been involved professionally in the performing arts for over 40 years as an actor, director, technician, presenter and administrator. He has presented many jazz giants, including Sarah Vaughan, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie and Betty Carter. He fell in love with close-harmony singing as a member of the University of Rochester Yellowjackets, and is grateful for another opportunity to practice it at his shockingly advanced age.
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