Private Condo Concert featuring jazz vocals and piano.
Please note that as of mid-September, the concert is sold out. To be added to the waiting list, please contact GigSpace.
“An intimate evening of jazz standards dedicated to the memory of popular radio host Ron Sweetman and featuring the Karen Oxorn Quartet”
Karen Oxorn — Vocals
Tim Bedner — Guitar
Chad Linsley — Piano
Chris Pond — Double Bass
Ron Sweetman had an insatiable love for all kinds of jazz from the very traditional to the truly avant-garde, and possessed an encyclopedic knowledge about the music, composers and players. A noted jazz historian, record collector and the long-time radio host of “In A Mellow Tone” on CKCU FM — the program he founded and enthusiastically hosted for more than 40 years — he delighted in sharing his experience of jazz, whether on the radio or at live performances. It was in large part due to Ron’s interest and guidance that Karen spent some time hosting a jazz show on CKCU as well.
What better way to honour Ron than to put together a set list of jazz standards drawn from many of his own carefully researched and lovingly presented program playlists, and to share some of Ron’s own anecdotes, comments and reflections about the music he shared with his faithful and grateful Wednesday night listeners. This is the first of three concerts in the Ron Sweetman Jazz Tribute Concert Series presented by his family. It features vocalist Karen Oxorn, guitarist Tim Bedner and bassist Chris Pond, all established and popular Ottawa-based musicians, as well as pianist Chad Linsley, one of Montreal’s most sought-after collaborators “in the service of the songs” — someone whom Karen has wanted to play with for a long time and has invited to join them at GigSpace especially for this event in honour of Ron.