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Outdoor Jazz with Glebop & Friends

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Doug's driveway, 2559 Sackville St., Ottawa

Bring a lawnchair, a blanket, your dog, etc. and enjoy the Fall with some live music! A box will be available for monetary donations to the Food Bank, if you are inclined.

Helen Glover vocal Betty Ann Bryanton vocal John Haysom trumpet Doug Jacques trombone Gavin McLintock tenor sax Ginny Simonds piano Alrick Huebener bass

We'll be performing this Saturday, September 12 at 2:30 PM in Doug's driveway at 2559 Sackville St., which is just off Carling a bit east of its intersection with Richmond Rd.

By a remarkable coincidence, a group of our friends, headed up by pianist Karl Nerenberg, will be performing just around the corner at 811 Connaught Ave. starting at 4:00 PM.

Betty Ann & David Miller

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Almonte Legion, 100 Bridge Street, Almonte, ON

Dave (keyboard) & myself are happy to present music for the Supper Social!

Supper Social: Social Dining Program held at the Almonte Legion (100 Bridge Street, Almonte Ontario) Local Seniors’ enjoy dinner from 6:00pm-7:00pm, and entertainment from 7:00-8:00pm.

Baba & Da Boyz

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Mill Road Community Space, 8 Mill Road, Chelsea, QC

We're so pleased to have been invited to Katie Diamond's Jazz Cabaret in this wonderfully charming, warm venue! Please join us!

Baba & Da Boyz are: Betty Ann - vocals; Charley Gordon - horns; David Miller - keyboard; Howard Tweddle - bass; David Finlayson - drums.

Advance tickets: $15 (through ticket link below), $20 at the door. See more info here:

Valentine's at St. Patrick's

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St. Patrick's Home, 2865 Riverside Dr, Ottawa

I have the pleasure of joining the band to present some love songs to the residents of St. Patrick's!

The Band: Greg Conrad - guitar; John Graham - saxophones and vocals; Charles Shadeed - double bass.


Ginny Simonds Quartet

All Saints Anglican Church, 347 Richmond Road, Westboro

Join us in this lovely Westboro church for a late afternoon performance of gorgeous meditative music that will send you into your evening with peace and joy. A perfect way to end your weekend and start your week. (Note: the vespers technically start at 4:30, but the band will be playing some beautiful prelude music that you won't want to miss, thus, 'my' start time of 4:00 pm.)

Ginny Simonds Quartet: Ginny Simonds - keyboard; Charles Shadeed - double bass; Lu Frattaroli - drums and percussion; Betty Ann Bryanton - vocals.

Jazz Vespers is a special service that joins together wonderful jazz music played by local musicians and a quiet time of prayer and reflection. or


* Private Party * - You could have one, too!

* Private Party *

We will playing some live jazz at a friend's condo's party room. Do you think this sounds like fun? You can do it, too! Just contact me and we can work out the details.

Betty Ann & Ginny Simonds

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Zolas Restaurant, 2194 Robertson Rd, Bells Corner, 613-721-0227

Back to Zola's with my good friend Ginny Simonds on keyboard. Come join us for some lovely jazz music to accompany your yummy homemade pasta & pizza dishes. Mmmm, so good!

When you call to reserve your spot, ask to sit close to the band for best viewing & hearing pleasure.

The Honey Bees

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Lebanese Palace, 919 Industrial Ave (at St. Laurent), Ottawa, (613) 739-2929

The Honey Bees are: Betty Ann Bryanton - vocals; Ginny Simonds - piano; Ann Downey - bass.

Join us for a sweet evening of vocal jazz in this lovely venue with delicious homemade Lebanese food. Reservations recommended and can be made by contacting Jacquie Dixon, Email:, Text: 613-371-2069. Plenty of free parking. No cover.

Betty Ann's Birthday Gig!

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Festival Japan, 149 Kent St, Ottawa,

This will be a special event in celebration of my milestone birthday! It will feature a celebration of music that I loved and that has inspired me over the years - music of all kinds!

Reserve your spot now to join me in fun & celebration! Tickets: $10 in advance / $15 at the door, and then reserve your spot at a table by contacting Samantha at Festival Japan, 613-234-1224 or

The Band: The Birthday Candles: Betty Ann - vocals; Devon Woods - saxes, flute, percussion; David Miller - keyboard, vocals; Alrick Huebener - bass; Lu Frattaroli - drums and percussion.


Betty Ann, Ginny & Alrick at PorchFest

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SuzieQ Doughnuts, 969 Wellington St West, Ottawa

Ottawa Porchfest is a FREE community based arts festival that goes on RAIN or SHINE and allows local artists to entertain and express on volunteered porches and businesses around the neighborhood. Multiple acts go on simultaneously on porches and in shops throughout the local community. Street performances ar 1-5 PM, followed by the Parkdale Park Concert 6-9 PM.

Full schedule here:


Baba & 'Da Band'

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O'Brien's Eatery & Pub, 1145 Heron Road, Ottawa, 613-731-8752

Super excited to have the honour of kicking off the Fall jams!

We will ONLY play the opening set (the 1st hour - so please arrive on time!) and then turn the stage over to local jazz musicians until 10:00 or so.

Betty Ann - vocals; Charley Gordon - trumpet & flugelhorn; Ginny Simonds - keyboard; Howard Tweddle - basses; David Finlayson - drums.

Audience & Musicians: Please join us! A wonderful variety show each jam! Bring your friends.

Jazz and Farm to Table Dinner

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Peabody Farm, 26 chemin Sullivan, Low, QC J0X 3E0

I am delighted to join the Union Brewery Quartet (UBQ) at the Peabody Farm in Low QC!

A delicious sit down dinner in the barn with live music in a magical setting. The farmer/chef used to cook for the Governor General and dinners feature local farms highlighting all the goodness the area has to offer. Top notch dining and an idyllic location: a unique dining experience!

Feel free to join in, or spread the word. Book a table for your friends, family or come on your own.

Details: Farm gate opens at 6:15 p.m. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. BYOB for dinner $60.00 includes tax & tip

How to Reserve: Email Call Pierre 613-558-4517 FB event:

Music by UBQ: Brent Rubeli, Sax Matt Aston, Drums Michael Lechasseur, Bass

Peabody Farm info:

Low is just above Wakefield, about 50 mins drive from Ottawa.

Burgers & Jazz: a Fundraising Concert

The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, 580 Bank Street, Ottawa,

The Summary: JazzWorks Camp Fundraiser Concert featuring two bands: 1. Vincent Ribberink Quartet 2. Betty Ann & James McGowan

Two seatings: 5:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Please call to reserve: 613-235-0406. (The Works is not a big place, so advance reservations highly recommended!)

Free admission but donations accepted at the door (or online). $20+ receives a charitable donation receipt.

Prizes to be won! - Two tickets to an Ottawa Champions game - Tickets to the JazzWorks Faculty Concert - the JazzWorks Real Book - JazzWorks T-shirts

More Info: I have the great pleasure of having been invited to perform for this fundraiser! It is for an organization dear to my heart; it was through JazzWorks and their annual summer camp for adult musicians that my passion for jazz blossomed!

JazzWorks offers scholarships (to the camp) for young jazz musicians. This fundraising concert will feature some of these Scholarship Winners, and I can assure you (I've played with them) that they are truly amazing! They will be doing some hard-hitting instrumental swing tunes and even their own originals!

I will balance out the evening with some lovely vocal jazz selections and I have chosen to invite a special accompanist for this special occasion: James McGowan. James is a beautiful pianist and person, with whom I have been wanting to play with for awhile. He is so incredibly creative and makes each tune special, whether by adding a cool groove or leaving lots of space for the freedom to create. Truly magical!

If you can't make it, but would like to donate to this great cause, you may make a donation on our website at this link: or you may send an e-transfer to the Jazzworks Administrator at