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AROHAFEST 2019 is taking place at the Shenkman Arts Centre on Friday, Sept. 20 starting at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 21 at noon. This is the one and only bilingual cultural festival of its kind in the country, whose mission is to promote the arts and beauty of Indian culture in Canada through authentic food tastings, Indian classical dance performances, and Bollywood workshops in visual arts. On-stage performances will include two-time Juno-winning Indian-Canadian singer Kiran Ahluwalia and award-winning Indian-Canadian Kathak dancer Anjali Patil.


OKTOBERFEST PARTY from 7 p.m. at the Royal Oak Orléans, 1981 St. Joseph Blvd. (corner of Jeanne d’Arc). Traditional German fare, litre steins of beer and polka music by The International Set!!


LA FÊTE FrancOrléans from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at École secondaire Garneau, 6588 rue Carriere. The families of Orléans and surrounding areas are invited to a celebration of Franco-Ontarian Day. FREE family activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. include face painting, outdoor games, visiting firefighters and much more.


ORLÉANS OKTOBERFEST at the Orléans Brewing Co., 4380 Innes Road from 11 a.m. to midnight. Beer Garden with Stray Dog Brewing Co., Broadhead Brewing Company, Brasserie Tuque de Broue and Brasserie Étienne Brûlé. Live entertainment. Games and prizes.

 


(Posted 6 p.m., Oct. 10)

Clef-er Orléans quartet hoping to spread a little Sax Appeal
By Anna Desmarais
Orléans Online

Sax Appeal consists of Jarrod Goldsmith (bottom left) on baritone sax, J.F. Picard (top left) on soprano sax, Mike Mullin (top right) on tenor sax, and Dave Renaud on alto sax. Photo by Sophie Renaud Multimedia


When one thinks of a jazz quartet, the first thing you picture is one or two trumpets, a trombone, a saxophone and maybe a French horn, or possibly a tuba.

Sax Appeal is a break from the norm, combining four saxophones to come up with a unique sound that has been impressing audiences since the quartet was formed a year ago.

Started in 2011 by local saxophone enthusiast Jarrod Goldsmith, the group was created with a mission to promote live music in the Ottawa region and provide a unique source of entertainment for everything from weddings and receptions to large festivals such as the Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival where they headlined this past summer.

Sax Appeal is all about flexibility in terms of song choice and the theme for any occasion. "We customize every performance to specifically suit the particular event," says Goldsmith, who plays baritone sax in the group. "Normally we do ambiance music but we can play anything from classical music to reggae."

The group of professional players in Sax Appeal has a wide range of experiences and talents in the small world of local music. Mike Mullin plays the tenor sax; Dave Renaud plays alto sax and J.F. Picard plays soprano sax. Together Goldsmith refers to the quartet as the Four Tenors of the saxophone.

Sax Appeal hopes to propel the saxophone quartet into the spotlight as a viable business opportunity. Goldsmith notes that he is "creating a niche in the market for the saxophone quartet." While they can play larger events, their specialty are weddings and corporate events.

At the end of the day, passion is what drives these musicians. "We have to make this work, I can't think of another way to earn a living" Goldsmith stated.

Watch out for Sax Appeal at the prestigious 2012 Manning Innovation Awards on Oct. 17 at the Ottawa Convention Centre, and Oct. 24 at the Ottawa Book Awards at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

For more information about Sax Appeal visit http://www.saxappeal.ca.

(This story was made possible thanks to the generous support of our local business partners.)

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