Boud for Thought

Nov/Dec 2022 

I just send out a big email to my local Ottawa mailing list - if you aren't on it, sign up at the bottom of my main page, or here.

Mostly I went over the shows I have coming up, and just now I updated my Events page to reflect all of these at least through the end of 2022.  There are some nice things coming up in January, and I'd like to have tickets available before Christmas, so keep an eye out for that. 

I'm excited to be playing so much in so many different projects, some new, some old.  I hope to see…

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Fall update 

Nothing much new to report, other than the upcoming return to vocal jazz open mic night, at Festival Japan, once a month starting this coming Sunday afternoon at 1:30PM.  

I also just got back from a trip to New York to see great music, shows and eat great food.  It was a long-needed trip away from home, our first since January 2020 and I'm glad to be back inspired and ready to play music and make some great patreon posts for all of you.

Don't forget you can join me live for free, Mondays at 1PM for a…

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Mid-summer update 

Hello - I just glanced through my last update and it looks like exactly half of the things I mentioned are finished.  I recorded some tracks with Vinay Bhide, but still have to go through them to see exactly what the next steps are to make them a finished product.  I also played a fun quintet show at Montgomery Scotch Lounge, and it looks like that will lead to some smaller ensemble gigs more frequently starting next month.  Peter Hum and I are well on our way to recording, with an outdoor performance later…

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Summer Update 

I had a great time playing at the Kemptville Street Piano Festival yesterday, be sure to check out all of their cool events happening all summer long.  

I'm realizing my remaining summer plans are fairly fixed at this point - I have a few camps I'm involved with (uOttawa's summer piano academy, Jazzworks at CAMMAC and YTK's Shooting Stars Opera program) and during the off weeks I have one show of my own music, July 29th at Montgomery Scotch Lounge with a 5-piece band.  I also have three recording projects…

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CD Release and other news 

Thanks to everyone who came out to the CD Release on Sunday.  We had a great time and I got some nice footage - hopefully I will find some time to post some clips soon.  In the meantime you can purchase a CD of Cherished Possessions or check the album out on your preferred streaming service.

The local artists are being booked for the Ottawa Jazz Festival presently, and I will list all of the interesting dates as soon as they are publicly announced.

I also wanted to let people know that despite the freak…

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New album and March review 

You can stream my new album "Cherished Possessions" starting tomorrow, April 8 2022 on your music platform of choice.

I had great group classes in March talking about Monk, Chet Baker, Bud Powell, Bach, and Erroll Garner.

I also posted weekly videos explaining more about each track on the album in a way I couldn't do in a concert setting.

To catch up on this content check out my patreon page - patreon.com/steveboudreaumusic

I also played gigs with Martine Courage at Queen St Fare, F8-Bit at Minotaure, and…

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February Review 

This past month saw a bunch of music getting going again - I had a livestream show with Garry Elliott playing Bill Evans compositions, and took part in the first performance this year at the National Arts Centre's 4th Stage with Kellylee Evans, the day after the downtown area was declared safe for business to resume.

On my Patreon I also uploaded a version of Oscar Peterson's "Place St Henri", and the Canadian Sunset trio performing "Moanin'" from a concert last year.  We talked about the tune Moanin' in…

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January Review 

In an effort to keep my website up-to-date I've decided to do a monthly recap of what I've been up to.  Hopefully this can become part of my routine, as posting on Patreon has.

My online group classes were well attended during our lockdown month - Jan 1 we listened to some new music from 2021, and the other weeks more traditional classes resumed. I looked at the song "True Love" by Cole Porter, two Sammy Davis Jr. recordings, Ray Brown's recording of "Sweet Georgia Brown" and two interesting interpretations…

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2021 Year-in-Review 

Thanks so much for your various types of support this year.  In January 2021 I started my free online zoom group classes.  In February I started a Patreon page to catalog these classes, as well as post weekly performances and more.  I'm hoping to grow both of these online activities alongside resuming a small teaching studio, and selective performances.  You can currently access 145 posts from 2021, most of which include a video.

Things are still up in the air for 2022, January performances have generally…

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