Gypsy Muse is Justin Duhaime’s jazz manouche project inspired by the legacy of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, the music is driven by swinging and grooving rhythm guitar which functions as a vehicle for improvisation. They combine an eclectic mix of high energy swing, latin grooves, virtuosic fast tempo tunes and luscious ballads. Find them at the confluence of the old and the new.
David Renaud has been immersed in a diverse and rich musical life performing swing, jazz, theatre, orchestral, and studio for 35 years. He has written music for solo, choral, duos, small ensemble, and big band. Dave performs for National Arts Centre Pops concerts, and covers a multitude of doubles for theatre pit orchestras. Dave is the clarinet professor for Carleton Universities music department.
Justin Duhaime is a passionate guitarist, composer and teacher based in Ottawa. He has performed at ChamberFest, JazzFest, FolkFest, TulipFest and sold out concerts at venues such as Irene’s Pub and Pressed. Duhaime is the recipient of the Ottawa Arts Council’s 2018 RBC Emerging Artist Award, the first musician to ever receive the award. As a freelance guitarist Duhaime has performed in a wide array of musical styles. Most recently, he has emerged as a leading figure in the jazz manouche scene in Ottawa. Duhaime has a self-published guitar book and is sponsored by DK Guitars