Doris Mason & John Geggie

Friday March 2, 2018
7:30 PM – $20 (doors open at 7:00 PM)
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Thank you Julie McBrien for donating the piano tuning !

Doris Mason is a singer/songwriter, pianist and arranger from Nova Scotia. Doris is well known for her outstanding musicality, musicianship, great personality and sense of humour – and she is extremely happy to be teaming up with Ottawa’s John Geggie on bass.  Doris and John have a musical connection from his east coast tours – prepared to be dazzled!

Doris Mason has a multi-faceted background of celtic, folk, blues and jazz which has afforded her a rich and diverse career throughout Nova Scotia, Canada, Europe and the United States. Doris was awarded the “Women of Excellence” award in Halifax, NS in 2017 for her body of work and has been a featured artist with Symphony Nova Scotia as part of their Pops Concert Series. As well as performing in musicals, revues, and on television,she’s been a contributing writer for 10 seasons with the Rise ans Follies of Cape Breton, the Summertime Revue,over 10 years as part of Denny Doherty’s “Dream A Little Dream”, which played through Ont.,Atlantic Canada,Kansas City, Cleveland,Rockville Maryland, and NYC. She is Musical Director of the Multi-Cultural group “DRUM!”,which was featured on Capitol Hill two years in a row. Her preferred style of playing is jazz, blues, and boogie-woogie.

John Geggie – Double bassist John Geggie is an internationally established performer and composer. He studied at Indiana University with Lawrence Hurst and Bruce Bransby with jazz studies including work with David Baker, Gary Peacock, Palle Danielsson and Anders Jormin. As a performer, he works regularly with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa) and Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Current projects include the Algonquin Ensemble (with Terry Tufts and Kathryn Briggs), the Crossroads Quartet (with Petr Cancura, Roddy Ellias and Greg Ritchie) as well as the John Geggie Journey Band. John has recorded or performed with a who’s who of creative improvised music: Bela Fleck, Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Craig Taborn, Sheila Jordan, David Murray, Matt Brubeck, Marilyn Crispell, Cuong Vu, D.D. Jackson, Mark Dresser, Vic Juris, Billy Hart,
Andrew Cyrille and Grammy-winner Ted Nash. He has hosted the Ottawa Jazz Festival Late Night Jam Series for over 15 years. John will be releasing a new trio this summer (with Roddy Ellias and Joel Frahm). John Geggie is on faculty at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam and the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau.