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Just Jazz Presents Keith Walton
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 19:30 - 23:30

Keith Hartshorn-Walton has had a chance to play in a wide variety of settings, exploring new sounds and venues for the tuba. From 2005 - 2008 he was a full time member of Calgary's Foothills Brass Quintet, touring North America, and has also played with the Edmonton Symphony and Ontario Philharmonic Orchestras.  An advocate for jazz and for improvisation on the instrument, his experience includes performances with Peter Turner, the Ratchet Orchestra, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, The Boxcar Boys, Acid Brass, R. Murray Schafer’s outdoor opera “The Enchanted Forest” and his own small ensemble collaborations. Since relocating to Ottawa in 2015, he has played with David Renaud, Petr Cancura, Zakari Frantz, Linsey Wellman, and is the Sousaphone player with Mike Essoudry's Bank St Bonbons. Last year along with Stephen Berndt, Keith premiered a new ensemble made up of cello, tuba and trombone called "Safe Low Limit".  He performed with his wife, Mélanie, at the 2017 Ottawa Jazz WinterFest with their group "Mélanie E.", which presented jazz versions of classic French pop hits as well as original compositions, and also performed with Quinsin Nachoff and Terry Clarke at the 2017 Junofest jazz showcase.