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.
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.
The 6th edition of the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival will take place from February 9 – 12, 2017, at the new La Nouvelle Scène. Shows will alternate between two stages (Studio A and Studio B) as well as the Bistro (in the lounge entrance) where two Winter Jazz Jams on the Friday and Saturday will take place after the last show with food and drink service…
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 6pm. Colonel By Room, Ottawa City Hall. Open to all Members of the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
“The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival has always been a place to discover new music with enough choice and selection overlap you’d need a couple of clones to really take in all the festival has to offer each year.” – Andre Gagne, Ottawa Life (2016)
On July 1st, 9 awards were handed out to the 2016 TD Jazz Youth Summit participants.
Wynton Marsalis heads up a stellar lineup tonight! (And we’ve got some driving hints to evade the #3amigos gridlock.)
A spotlight on the biggest but least talked about instrument in any brass ensemble and its many appearances at Ottawa Jazz by Dr. Keith Hartshorn-Walton, musician and educator!
The new Back Stage venue hosts our most cutting edge artists. Click here for help accessing the venue!
- Stingray Rising Stars awarded at TD Ottawa Jazz Festival July 2, 2017
- Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra CANCELLED – The Bad Plus perform instead 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