With all gigs a COVID-19 casualty, musicians implore followers to purchase music


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Alex Moxon had hoped 2020 was going to be his musical breakout 12 months.

Above all, after a decade of journeyman’s work on Ottawa’s music scene, the guitarist was eager to make an enormous splash along with his debut album, in addition to six different information on which he was prominently featured.

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Of his jazz album, merely titled Alex Moxon Quartet, Moxon says: “It was one thing I’ve been working towards for a very long time, from the outset of my musical journey … I’ve put numerous my coronary heart and soul into making this, to not point out money and time,” he says.

If the novel coronavirus hadn’t begun turning everybody’s lives upside-down in mid-March, Moxon would have had his CD launch live performance on the Nationwide Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage on Could 27. That live performance was cancelled when the NAC went darkish this spring, and all reveals there are cancelled till a minimum of June 30.

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As a substitute, a number of days into the COVID-19 lockdown, Moxon launched the album on-line, with a minimal quantity of Fb fanfare quite than with a publicist’s costly however efficient assist.