Justin Duhaime Quartet ft. clarinetist David Renaud

Le Petit Chicago
50, promenade Du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec J8X 2J7
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Inspired by the legacy of legendary manouche guitarist Django Reinhardt, the music is driven by swinging and grooving rhythm guitar which functions as a vehicle for improvisation. The group combines an eclectic mix of high energy swing, latin grooves, virtuosic fast tempo tunes and luscious ballads. Find them at the confluence of the old and the new.

10$ at the door.

Justin Duhaime - guitar
Nabil Yaghi - guitar
David Renaud - clarinet
Mark Fraser - bass

Justin Duhaime is a passionate guitarist, composer and teacher based in Ottawa. He has performed at ChamberFest, JazzFest, FolkFest, TulipFest and sold out concerts at venues such as Irene’s Pub and Pressed. Duhaime is the recipient of the Ottawa Arts Council’s 2018 RBC Emerging Artist Award, the first musician to ever receive the award. As a freelance guitarist Duhaime has performed in a wide array of musical styles. Most recently, he has emerged as a leading figure in the jazz manouche scene in Ottawa. Duhaime has a self-published guitar book and is sponsored by DK Guitars.

Dave Renaud has been immersed in a diverse and rich musical life performing swing, jazz, theatre, orchestral, and studio for 35 years. He has written music for solo, choral, duos, small ensemble, and big band. Dave performs for National Arts Centre Pops concerts, and covers a multitude of doubles for theatre pit orchestras. Dave is the clarinet professor for Carleton University's music department.