Musician Bio

I am an Ottawa-based clarinet player and multi-instrumentalist. I am currently booking concerts featuring material from my first two CDs and keep busy as a freelancer performing for festivals, pit work, studio, clubs, private and corporate events. I also perform for National Arts Centre Pops concerts and covers doubling woodwinds for theatre pit orchestras.  I also a clarinet professor for Carleton University's music department.

For 35 years I have been immersed in a diverse and rich musical life performing swing, jazz, theatre, orchestral, and studio. I have also written music for solo, choral, duos, small ensemble, and big band.
 

With the release of First Love, and its sequel, Encore, I partnered with the great Canadian jazz veteran Brian Browne to produce a lyrical, creative, and beautiful jazz collection of standards.    

 

Currently, I am working on all originals for my third album which will release early in the new year.  

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David Renaud

As a piano technician, over the years I became more and more serious about seeking out the best people to learn from.  Attending PTG conventions around North America I've had the privilege of learning from some of the greatest technicians in the industry.

 

With time I began to teach, tutor,  host local seminars, and assist with testing at regional conventions in the Northeastern US and Canada. I count it as a privilege and responsibility to pass it on. 

 

Some clients Dave has performed for these last 40 years:

  •  NAC orchestra extra player since 1996 

  • Orpheus  Theatre Pit Orchestra.  52 different show runs of 13 services each over the last 35 years including West Side Story, Oliver, Fiddler on the Roof,  The Sound of Music, and dozens of other runs.  

  • Broadway Cross Canada-  Motown show at the NAC. 

  • ASNY - Les Miserable and Beauty and the Beast show runs. 

  • Health Arts Ontario events in retirement homes 

  • Ottawa International Jazz Festival  

  • As an Ottawa Symphony extra player 

  • As a Gatineau Symphony extra player 

  • Back-up bands and Orchestras for artists like Gladys Knight,  Diane Ross,  Eartha Kitt,  The Temptations,  The Platters,    Roy Orbison,  Jamie Cullum,  Peter Noone,  of  Herman's  Hermits,  and many others.  

  • Canadian Central band of the Canadian Armed Forces extra player. 

  • RCMP extra musician for state events. 

  • Impression in Jazz Orchestra / Ottawa Jazz Orchestra series for the last 15 years, including much of the featured clarinet solo material from the Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and, Duke Ellington books.

  • Studio recordings and composition.