Welcome to your behind the scenes portal to bits and pieces about the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
It takes many individuals to organize and execute an event of this magnitude including staff, the board of directors, volunteers, sponsors and of course a remarkable array of musicians. Throughout the year, we’ll introduce readers to some very special individuals who make it all possible.
For a limited time the Festival is offering Bronze and Youth pass purchasers Pass Plus One, a free ticket…
Programming Manager Petr Cancura reveals the 2017 lineup! View the schedule here!
Apply now to join our dynamic and dedicated family of volunteers!
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival swings into spring with a live auction and benefit concert featuring Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter Alex Cuba at Library & Archives Canada (395 Wellington St.), March 2, 6pm to raise the necessary funds to present the 37th edition of the much-anticipated Festival (June 22 – July 2).
The 33z is a new tribute project initiated by Ed Lister – trumpet (arrangements) and Petr Cancura – saxophones (arrangements) along with local Ottawa musicians Alex Moxon – guitar, Clayton Connell – piano/keyboards, JP Lapensee – bass and Stephen Adubofour – drums. They’ll take on projects by significant composers of our times.
Last June Mélanie E., a group created by Mélanie and Keith Hartshorn-Walton, were a huge hit at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival’s 24-Hour Jazz Ramble. The Festival invited them to take part in this year’s TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival…
One of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of our time, multiple Grammy Nominee, SF JAZZ founding member, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón will perform with his killer Miguel Zenón Quartet at the 6th TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival…
It wasn’t until I moved to New York City that I truly came to appreciate the full depth and breadth of Canada’s jazz talent. On several occasions, I’d end up at a session or a gig with a bunch of great musicians and it wasn’t until we began speaking that I learned I wasn’t the only Canadian performing. This also happened with the great inspirational drummer and fellow Canadian Harris Eisenstadt, who as it happened, lived only a few blocks away from me in Brooklyn.
- Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra CANCELLED June 28, 2017
- Late Night Jam Sessions June 26, 2017
- Daily 50/50 Winning Numbers June 23, 2017
- NEW! FREE OC Transpo Shuttle June 6, 2017
- 2017 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Channel available through Stingray Music! May 25, 2017
- CELEBRATE CANADA DAY AT THE TD OTTAWA JAZZ FESTIVAL May 4, 2017
- TD Ottawa Jazz Festival announces even more programming! May 4, 2017
- The National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene and TD Ottawa Jazz Festival team up! May 4, 2017
- Pass Plus One – SPECIAL OFFER in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday party and we want you to have a present too! May 4, 2017
- 2017 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Revealed! March 23, 2017
- Volunteer Applications Now Available for 2017 March 22, 2017
- Swing into Spring – Live Auction & Benefit Concert February 8, 2017
- Prince showcased at TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival February 6, 2017
- Mélanie E. combines classic French songs and jazz at TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival February 6, 2017