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Betty Ann & Dave Online!

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From your computer in the comfort of your own home!

An All-Request Jazz Evening Just for You! via LIVE STREAM

Betty Ann Bryanton - vocals * David Miller - keyboard * with special guest, Ian Schwartz - alto sax

Want to know more about us? See

We're happy to be a part of Zolas "Takeout Tuesdays Live Stream Jazz" series! Please order some yummy scratch Italian fare, and also accompanying beverages, to enjoy during the show. See the menu here: Order in advance for takeout or delivery (anywhere in Ottawa). Then you can enjoy your delicious ZOLAS meal while watching our live stream performance! Until we meet in person, it will be a taste of what we will experience together back at ZOLAS.

Oh! and guess what? The advantage of Live Stream is that even if you're not in Ottawa, you can enjoy the performance! How cool is that?! Want to know more about us? See here:


The Live Stream will be available here:

Not a Facebook user? No problem! You can still access the event!

  1. Click the link for my Facebook page:
  2. Click on 'Posts' on the left, under my photo. 
  3. The live stream will be the most recent post at the top of the page (pinned to the top of the page). You may have to scroll down the Facebook page a little to find it. (You’ll know it’s the live stream because there will be a little red “LIVE” box in the video top left corner.)

Can’t make the live performance? You can still watch the video after the fact from my Facebook page. Just look for the post on Oct 20, 2020.

No cost to watch, but donations to the series are welcome! Click 'Get Tickets' for the link.


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.