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April 29th at NAC's Fourth Stage 
Petr Cancura - woodwinds 
Jesse Zubot - violin & electronics 
Jean Martin - drums & electronics 
Gord Grdina - guitar 

A reminder about a very special show coming up this Sunday! 

Songs of tales is about telling musical stories. The four musicians here have been carefully chosen for the way they open up their souls and tell riveting musical stories. Rooted in songs, inspired by an orchestral sensibility and improvisation, creates an unforgettable musical…

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Generation NOW at NAC on sale now! 

NAC - Studio March 13th, 2018

Generation NOW with

Petr Cancura - saxophones
Michael Blake - saxophones
Rebecca Hennessy - trumpet
Marianne Trudel - piano
Remi-Jean Leblanc - bass
Greg Ritchie - drums

The creative drive that spawns unique musical voices are the lifeblood of the Canadian Jazz Scene! Generation NOW features some of today’s most important Canadian jazz musicians. This group is carefully assembled to create a band that will not only relish in great time feel, but give you, the listener, a canvas…

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Walkin' With Mr PC at Bar Robo this Sunday 

Walkin’ With Mr PC 

Inspired by the New Orleans Rock and Roll legend Lee Allen, Walkin’ With Mr. PC is like an early R&B band lead by a saxophone! Petr Cancura is an aficionado of crossing roots music and jazz, this is a hybrid of jazz and early Rock and Roll… a modern soundtrack remix of instrumental rockabilly. Cancura, known for projects such as Down Home (a mix of Mississippi and Jazz) has played with the likes of Danilo Perez, The Ghost Train Orchestra and Joe Morris. 

Walkin’ With Mr. PC features

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Crossroads show with Lynne Hanson!!! 

The Crossroads series put on by the National Arts Centre's NAC Presents in partnership with the Ottawa Jazz Festival is one of my favourite projects. Not only do I get to play with some of my favourite musicians (Greg Ritchie, John Geggie and Roddy Ellias) but I get to work with incredible singer-songwriters. Lynne's music is very deep and different then anyone we have worked with before. There is a grounded aspect to her music which is very inspiring. Please come and check it out on January 16th at 8pm at…Read more


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Recording Studio - Down Home

Ghost Train Orchestra solo

Down Home live at Barbes