A New Trio

I’m very excited to talk about a new trio with a steady gig in Ottawa. We played our first gig just over a week ago, and it was definitely a gig to remember – I’ll be posting about the gig in the near future.

David Pontello (drums), JP Lapensee (electric bass) and myself (woodwinds).


The trio of Page-Lapensee-Pontello are honoured to be bi-weekly hosts of the Monday night Jazz evening at Le Petit Chicago.

Woodwind artist Richard Page has become a fixture on the Ottawa jazz scene. Throughout his career Richard has performed with many great artists, such as Bob Brookmeyer, Rick Wilkins, Darcy Hepner and many others. He has also performed all over the world, most notably at the Montreaux and Vienne Jazz Festivals.

Since moving to Ottawa in late-2009, David Pontello has quietly-but-quickly established himself on the local music scene. He regularly plays with vocalist Renee Yoxon and singer-songwriter Glenn Nuotio. Hailing from Toronto, his past credits include tours, albums and shows with Justin Rutledge, David Hein (My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), Sean Cullen and Swamperella.

JP Lapensee is a member of the Capital Youth Jazz Orchestra and plays regularly in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, most notably as part of the HML Trio.


Le Petit Chicago
50 Promenade du Portage
Gatineau, Québec


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