In honour of Ron's legacy, the Sweetman family are sponsoring a Jazz Tribute Concert Series featuring a variety of Ottawa musicians.
There will be a total of three concerts, each with a different theme that Ron would enjoy since his musical taste was diverse. Complimentary beer, wine, and finger food will also be served. These concerts are intended to celebrate Ron and his love of music.
The concerts will be held at GigSpace, an intimate venue in central Ottawa, that Ron was very fond of. Proceeds from the Concert Series will be donated to support the teaching and appreciation of jazz music in Ottawa.
In A Mellow Tone: A Tribute to Ron Sweetman
An intimate evening of jazz standards dedicated to the memory of popular radio host Ron Sweetman, featuring the Karen Oxorn Quartet. Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM) Tickets $25
A Very Ayler Christmas
Bernard Stepien and Ron Sweetman became instant friends after meeting
at a concert organized by Bernard in 1976. "Ron supported every concert
I organized in the avant-garde veine back then and even some of my own projects, especially the A Very Ayler Christmas program we're presenting tonight.” Featuring the Bernard Stepien Sextet. Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM) Tickets $25
The Next Generation
Ron Sweetman supported and encouraged emerging artists. This concert presents 5 talented musicians currently studying at Carleton University, performing a mix of original compositions and arrangements of well known contemporary music. Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM) Tickets $25