A not-to-be-missed experience! Peter Woods & Brian Browne perform at Holy Trinity Anglican Church at 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 19.
is a minister in the United Church of Canada and a musician with recording credits in jazz, blues and rock n’ roll. He has been playing the saxophone for many years in both sacred and secular settings with a wide variety of musical collaborators in blues bands, Dixieland groups, with choirs and organists, and with numerous jazz guitarists and pianists. With a love of melody and phrasing at the heart of his musical offerings, Peter’s shows both inspire and delight his audiences. For more information and music samples: www.petewoods.ca
Originally from Montreal, Brian Browne moved as a teenager to Ottawa where his musical career soon began. By the age of eighteen he was playing in local clubs and soon had his own CBC radio programme. He studied at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and later won a scholarship to study with Oscar Peterson in Toronto. In 1986 he opened Zoe’s Lounge in Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier hotel and remained there for a year as musical director. He subsequently moved to New York City where he spent several years actively in the music scene. With his return to Ottawa, long-time fans of Browne’s soulful, swinging piano sound are once again delighted by his local appearances. For more information and music samples: www.brianbrowne.com
The duo are regular players in Smiths Falls, Perth, Ottawa and Merrickville. They were pleased to perform at the first Merrickville’s Jazz Festival and to have the Festival’s support last year in helping them launch their latest CD at the Baldachin Restaurant. The duo have played Jazz in Sacred Spaces concerts from Alberta to Nova Scotia.