Gypsy Muse Duo

Admission is free but we will be encouraging donations.

Inspired by the legacy of legendary Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt, the music is driven by swinging and grooving rhythm guitar which functions as a vehicle for improvisation. They combine an eclectic mix of high energy swing, Latin grooves, virtuosic fast tempo tunes, and luscious ballads. Find them at the confluence of the old and the new.

Justin Duhaime is a passionate guitarist, composer, and teacher based in Ottawa. He has performed at ChamberFest, JazzFest, FolkFest, TulipFest and sold out concerts at venues such as Irene’s Pub and Pressed. Duhaime is the recipient of the Ottawa Arts Council’s 2018 RBC Emerging Artist Award, the first musician to ever receive the award. As a freelance guitarist Duhaime has performed in a wide array of musical styles. Most recently, he has emerged as a leading figure in the jazz manouche scene in Ottawa. Duhaime has a self-published guitar book and is sponsored by DK Guitars.

Nabil Yaghi has a deep fascination with Django Reinhardt’s music. Hearing Django for the first time in his early teens, Yaghi began imitating the manouche stylings and developing his ability to improvise. Today, he continues to seek higher musical ground and wishes to spread an inspiration in Django’s music to others.

Here’s a video of the duo playing Django’s Tiger live!

Tuesday Jazz Jam

The Beeched Wailers are happy to be hosting our weekly Tuesday Night Jazz Jams at one of the true mainstays of the Ottawa music scene, Irene’s Pub. Irene’s has a great friendly staff, awesome kitchen, an extensive selection of local craft brewed beer, and great space for playing and listening to live music.

NO COVER, tips greatly appreciated
Irene’s Pub is a pub, so aged 19+, please.

The Beeched Wailers open the night at 9:15 pm and the Jam starts at 10:00 pm and goes til around 12-12: 30 am.
Piano, guitar amplifier, bass amplifier, drums and mic/PA for vocalists are all provided.

As always, the jams are ALL LEVELS and ALL WELCOME, and take place at 885 Bank Street, in the Glebe/Lansdowne neighborhood of Ottawa.

The Beeched Wailers are:
Nicholas Dyson, trumpet
Tyler Harris, saxophone
Alex Tompkins, guitar
Dr. Keith Hartshorn-Walton, bass
Michel Delage, drums