St. Matthew’s Church will be filled with the sultry sounds of Ottawa’s popular jazz singer Diane Nalini at its Jazz & Tapas fundraising event on the afternoon of Sunday, October 14, from 5 to 7 pm (ticket purchases below). Nalini, who began singing at age three, will perform with her husband, bassist Adrian Cho, who conducts the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra and teaches jazz appreciation at Carleton University. Joining them will be Magnus Paulson, a superb guitarist.

The event will raise money for the Black Canadian Scholarship Fund, which is administered by the Ottawa Community Foundation, and a “greening” project at St. Matthew’s.

Nalini sings and writes in four languages, has performed at the Montreal Jazz Festival, and has released several acclaimed albums. In Ottawa, she often sings at the National Arts Centre’ Fourth Stage with the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra and has performed with Seventeen Voyces, the chamber choir based at St. Matthew’s. She has given gala performances for former U.S. President Bill Clinton and Sir Paul McCartney.

The intimate jazz event, which will be held at the back of the church from 5 to 7pm, will also include musical contributions from St. Matthew’s musical director Kirkland Adsett (on piano) and possibly include a song or two from a member of the children’s choirs. Rev. Gregor Sneddon will contribute a cameo performance on guitar.

A wonderful range of Spanish-inspired nibblies will be served (Appropriately, Spanish is one of Nalini’s languages). Tickets will include food, entertainment, and non-alcoholic beverages. A complimentary glass of wine or beer is included in the adult ticket price.

Tickets can be purchased online at through the PAYPAL FORM below or phone 613-234-4024. Adults: $50, Students, (not including alcoholic beverages): $25. Sunday, October 14, 5 to 7 pm, St. Matthew’s, 130 Glebe Ave. entrance.



TICKETS: Adults - $50.00


TICKETS: Students - $25.00 (does not include alcoholic beverages)



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