Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 1:00PM, Merrickville United Arts Centre
100 St. Lawrence Street, Merrickville
- Garry Elliott – Guitar
- Steve Boudreau – Piano
- Adrian Vedady – Bass
- Camil Belisle – Drums
Holding a Bachelor’s of Music degree from the University of Ottawa, Garry Elliott specializes in classical and jazz guitar performance and instruction. Performing as part of a duo, trio or quartet, he is active on the Ottawa jazz scene, and at local festivals, including the Ottawa and Montreal Jazz Festivals, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival and the Westben Music Festival. He has recorded for CBC and Radio Canada and teaches classical and jazz guitar at Carleton University, as well as providing private instruction.
Steve Boudreau is an Ottawa-based pianist specializing in jazz and popular music. He teaches piano privately and in Carleton University’s Music Performance program. He also works frequently as a vocal accompanist in many genres. In 2010 he received a Master of Music degree in jazz performance from the New England Conservatory in Boston. He has toured North America with multiple musical productions and has performed as leader and sideman at various Canadian jazz festivals. His trio album Preludes: The Music of George Gershwin (2017) has been getting great radio play on Canadian jazz stations.
Over the 15 years these two musicians have built up a fine duo relationship. In 2013, they documented the body of work they composed together in their first CD together – Pre-Dawn Skies. Then in 2016, they took their music to another level when they teamed up with two critically acclaimed Montreal musicians – drummer, Camil Belisle and bassist Adrian Vedady. Since then, the quartet has been playing to sold-out audiences at Ottawa’s GigSpace, as well as the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival and other Ottawa venues. Most recently the quartet was pleased to release their first CD – Opus 2 – which features new original compositions by Garry and Steve. No doubt, fans of the Elliott/Boudreau Quartet are pleased as well.