Hello and Welcome!
There are some really different performances coming up!
I hope to see you there!
Wednesday February 24
TOM – Songs from a Drunken Piano – A Tom Waits revue!
with Chris Fagan (voice), Steve Berndt (voice, trombone), Chris Breitner (guitar), Kenny Kanwisher (bass), Mike Essoudry (drums)
Irene’s Pub, 8pm, $15
Saturday February 27
A Tribute To Cannonball Adderley – I’ll be singing several tunes from his record with Nancy Wilson!
with René Lavoie (alto sax and flute), Jean Pierre Allain (piano), Normand Glaude (bass)
GigSpace Performance Studio, 7:30pm, $20. Call 613-729-0693 to reserve.
Saturday March 5
I’ll be singing jazz standards with Roddy Ellias on guitar at Alta Vista’s newest bistro!
Le Caveau Mediterranean. Call 613-260-2626 for reservations.
Friday March 11
The Together Ensemble – my own tunes with full band!
Fred Guignion (guitar), Don Cummings (organ), Mike Essoudry (drums)
Irene’s Pub, 9:30pm, $10
“Every once in a while you hear a record that stops you in your tracks, a record where everything just feels right and you wonder where did this come from? How can something sound so ripe?” Chrissy Steinbock
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ALL IN A DAY ON CBC RADIO – interview with Alan Neal
Megan Jerome’s fifth record is called Together Ensemble, and it’s as imaginative and emotional as her music has always been — but the new recordings radiate with a fuller, more textured sound. Jerome developed that sound alongside the album’s namesake, The Together Ensemble — a band she put together with a few of the city’s best players: Don Cummings on organ, Fred Guignon on guitar, and Mike Essoudry (Megan’s husband) on drums. The album spans a range of styles and moods, but Megan and the band never sound out of their element — on the contrary, Together Ensemble is a fitting title for music that feels so comfortable and effortless. – Jessica Runciman, CBC Ottawa
Ottawa’s Megan Jerome has a special flair for smart, sassy, folk- and roots-inspired songwriting and her music’s blossoming on her new album Together Ensemble…earthy grooving and swirling atmosphere back up Jerome’s earnest, affecting voice and vintage Wurlitzer electric piano. – Peter Hum, The Ottawa Citizen
Listening to Ottawa’s own Megan Jerome, it’s clear that this is an artist carving her own path, drawing from a broad palette of influences while bravely averting imitation. Her delivery is much like her lyrics, disarmingly honest and inevitably charming and her joy in performing is infectious. It’ll be a treat to hear Jerome’s songs in a new light with a band featuring some of the city’s best musicians…who, as their bio says, “envelop each song like a glowing, malleable cloud.” It actually sounds like that. – Chrissy Steinbock, Apt613
Megan’s definitely a talented electric piano player with a dreamy voice. Full story, Adria May, Apt613