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Fri, Feb 18


Tim Bedner & John Geggie

The Art of the Duo - recorded live at GigSpace

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Tim Bedner & John Geggie
Tim Bedner & John Geggie


Feb 18, 2022, 7:30 p.m.


"The Art of the Duo" - Feast your ears upon the lyrical and imaginative duo stylings of Tim Bedner (guitar) and John Geggie (double bass) as they perform compositions by Jim Hall, Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, Jimmy Webb, Pat Metheny, Ornette Coleman and others.

Tim Bedner: Tim Bedner, is a modern lyrical composer and improviser, and an award-winning teacher and performer on six and seven-string guitar. Reviewers have called him “a talent and a force, playing with grace, style, passion, and inventiveness.” His CD recording “Of Light and Shadow” debuted in the #1 spot of the CMJ jazz chart. Tim teaches jazz guitar performance at Carleton University, where he also founded the Guitar Ensemble. In addition to composing, Tim creates arrangements and guitar instructional materials. He performs extensively throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Tim graduated from Duquesne University and Berklee College of Music.

John Geggie – Double bassist John Geggie is an internationally established performer and composer. He works regularly with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra. Current projects include the Algonquin Ensemble (with Terry Tufts and Kathryn Briggs), the Crossroads Quartet (with Petr Cancura, Roddy Ellias and Greg Ritchie) as well as the John Geggie Journey Band. John has recorded or performed with a who’s who of creative improvised music: Bela Fleck, Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Craig Taborn, Sheila Jordan, David Murray, Matt Brubeck, Marilyn Crispell, Cuong Vu, D.D. Jackson, Mark Dresser, Vic Juris, Billy Hart, Andrew Cyrille and Grammy-winner Ted Nash. He has hosted the Ottawa Jazz Festival Late Night Jam Series for over 15 years. John will be releasing a new trio this summer (with Roddy Ellias and Joel Frahm). John Geggie is on faculty at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam and the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau.


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