Justin Ouellet and Friends:CD Release at The Sound Room

Brown Paper Tickets uploaded this event on November 7, 2019


The Sound Room
2147 Broadway
Oakland, CA


Sat, December 7, 2019
8:00 pm



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Recently voted 2019s Best Jazz Instrumentalist (San Francisco Classical Voice Best of the Bay), violinist Justin Ouellet has garnered a reputation as a fearless performer in the realms of jazz and contemporary music. In addition to cultivating an accomplished career as a classical musician on both violin and viola, Ouellet moves effortlessly between a multitude of genres and styles such as Jazz, R&B, Funk, Blues, Hip-Hop, Rock, Flamenco, and Jazz Manouche. Ouellet collaborates on violin & viola with an array of Bay Area artists including Kev Choice, Dame Drummer, Dave Ellis, Aaron Germain, Erik Jakebson, Jennifer Johns, Josh Jones, Cava Menzies, Rob Reich, Howard Wiley, & has accompanied notable musicians like Air Traffic Controller, Mani Draper, Mark Erelli, Dave Godowsky, Martin Luther McCoy, Meernaa, Jónsi and Alex Somers, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg & iZion. He has performed jazz and cross-over repertoire at notable venues including Yoshis, Davies Symphony Hall, Grace Cathedral and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and is a regularly featured artist with the Kev Choice Ensemble, d'PaJo, and Anna Laura Quinn-tett. As a classical orchestral and chamber musician, Ouellet has appeared throughout the United States in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and Philadelphia Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. He has toured internationally to Austria, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico and Switzerland, and has played under the batons of conductors such as multi-Emmy Award-winning Gerard Schwarz, Grammy Award-winning John McLaughlin Williams, and Arnie Roth. He is a recipient of the 2018-19 Academy of Gospel Music Award for his achievement in Arts education as Co-director of Orchestral & Chamber Music Studies at Oakland School for the Arts. His debut album Episodes of an Aquarius will be released in the Fall of 2019. He can also be heard on projects by artists including Roscoe Mitchell Orchestra, Undercover Presents, Cava Menzies, and Anna Laura Quinns debut album I Feel the Sudden Urge to Sing which Ouellet co-produced....

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