Boud for Thought

New Video with Vinay Bhide 

Hello everyone,

I've made a note to share all of my public posts here more frequently - I've been really good at updating and posting on my Patreon page three times a week if you are desperate for more Steve Boudreau content.

I recently have been playing some music with one of my favourite musicians in Ottawa, singer Vinay Bhide, and we recorded a few of our sessions in September.

You can see our version of Bhairavi on YouTube by clicking here.

Canadian Sunset Trio is slated to play at Irene's Pub with…

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Jazz Festival Shows announced 

Hello!

I recently made a post over on my Patreon page letting everyone know about my upcoming shows with the Ottawa Jazz Festival, which is in large part local talent this year, which is very exciting to me. 

The post is public for all to see and will give you an idea of what Patreon is like have a look:
https://www.patreon.com/posts/54240259
There are a few other posts I recently made public so you can get more of an idea of what my posts look like.

I also have added all of the shows to my online events

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Patreon updates and more 

Hello, 

This week I posted the entire video of the Distanced Duo show with Jennie Seaborn on my Patreon page if you are interested.  I also have settled into a nice routine with my weekly Monday afternoon sessions on Facebook live and of course my Saturday morning classes.  This week I'm looking at a few of my favourite jazz tunes from recent years, by Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band.

Hope to see you online somewhere soon, and in person not long after.

Steve

Show Thursday June 10 and Group Class Reminder 

Just a reminder that tonight (Thursday June 10) at 7:30PM I will be hosting a live show/presentation on my Zoom with drummer Jennie Seaborn.  Similar to the previous duo concert with Scott Latham I will eventually post a recording here for my patrons afterwards.  Here is the link to the event on facebook or you can go to my zoom room directly. 
https://fb.me/e/2b6RPyFXS 

This Saturday for my 11AM group class I'm going to talk about Ran Blake's ear training for basic harmony and look at one or two of the most…

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New Patreon Page 

I'm excited to announce that I will be making all of my previous online classes and handouts available on my new Patreon page:

For as little as $5/mo you can access a wide array of handouts, exclusive videos, as well as downloadable versions of my albums.  My live classes will always be open to the public on a pay-what-you-can basis, but I encourage those interested in supporting me further to have a look at my Patreon site. 

Become a Patron!

One big benefit of this is that I will have a weekly commitment…

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Keith Jarrett's European Quartet 

I'm so pleased at how these Saturday group classes are going - please feel free to stop by and hangout.  I will be presenting different mini-topics each week through the school term.  

On the Jan 23 class, I talked about the music Keith Jarrett wrote for his European quartet, thinking about the story from the Ian Carr biography saying he just jotted down some simple music on the plane ride over.  I also shared two of my versions of his song "The Windup" and "My Song".  There are lots of different versions…

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Announcing Group Classes 

As of January 2021 I have started a weekly group class for my teaching studio, every Saturday morning at 11AM over Zoom.  

You can come join in by simply joining my Zoom room at 11AM this coming Saturday.

Students who study with me privately will have access to recordings of the older classes, but I am hoping to share some of my handouts online for everyone to see as well.  

In the trial class on January 16, we briefly talked about Bb blues in jazz, especially in Monk's music.  Here is a handout I made of…

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Wall LPs (Summer 2020) 

On the wall in my teaching studio there are three IKEA LP frames that fit vinyl records that can be easily swapped in and out.  Because I can only listen to vinyl in the basement, it's a nice daily reminder of some of the music I've picked up physical copies of, usually from the Record Centre on Wellington.  I try to change the records out once a school term and put the three albums on a Spotify playlist so I can let those albums percolate a bit through repeated listens.  

Over the last several months the…

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Newest solo album now available 

Just a quick note to let you know that the third of the five solo albums I recorded this year are now available on most music streaming services.  Physical CDs will be ready when all five are finished.

You can check out all of my recent releases on my Music page, or go directly to my latest album on Spotify by clicking here.

This latest album features almost entirely original music.  When I first conceived of this monthly set-of-piano-music project, I cast a fairly wide net, but now that it's almost time to…

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