Love being immersed in the musical styles of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald? Join us for jazz-filled evenings as the Orléans Star-L’Expresse Music Studio in the Shenkman Arts Centre is transformed into The Jazz Club in the evenings during the Orléans Festival. Come enjoy great music, performed by our own amazing local jazz musicians.

Search Engine Jazz QuartetFriday, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Search Engine Jazz Quartet
This group focuses on playing standards and originals in a contemporary jazz style. Each member of this young group brings together a wealth of performing experience and style. This group has performed all over the Ottawa region and has been a fixture at Le Petit Chicago having hosted a weekly jazz show for the last five years.

Dalhi GonthierSaturday, 8:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Dalhi Gonthier Quartet
Acclaimed Ottawa jazz guitarist Lucas Haneman and Orleans drummer Pierre Haché have joined forces with awarding-winning saxophonist Dalhi Gonthier and eclectic bassist Paul Van Dyk to bring a great jazz sound to the Orleans Festival Jazz Club.

Hailing from a small island on Canada’s West Coast, Dalhi Gonthier is quickly earning a reputation as one of Montreal’s finest up-and-coming jazz musicians. A natural tour-de-force, this fiery young saxophonist is the leader of many ensembles, all of which feature the equally talented Paul Van Dyk and Pierre Haché as his core rhythm section. Dalhi’s bands have performed at various venues: from the many bars of the Montreal jazz scene to the refined prestige of the Oscar Peterson Concert Hall; from the world-famous Montreal International Jazz Festival to Ottawa’s own Café Paradiso. Firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, but always fresh and daring, Dalhi Gonthier’s music will take you along for a ride you won’t soon forget.

Lucas HanemanOrleans-raised musician Pierre Haché now primarily performs and teaches in Montreal and is excited to perform in Ottawa for the first time in over a year. A graduate of the music concentration at École secondaire publique De La Salle, Pierre studied classical guitar at the University of Ottawa and has a BFA in Jazz Drum Performance from Concordia University.

Lucas Haneman, winner of the 2010 CNIB’s national “iFactor Award,” plays with a number of highly respected groups in both Ottawa and Montreal.

Kitchener, Ontario native and dynamic bassist Paul Van Dyk rounds out the quartet with his explorative sound.