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.
The Guardian calls David Virelles and Román Díaz’s Afro-Cuban jazz an “engrossing mix of rhythmic ambiguity, impassioned themes, jazz improv and the palpable sense of a contemporary music with a long past.” See the mystery unfold.
Staff at the Ottawa Jazz Festival are often asked, “What do you do year-round after the Festival?” Many would be surprised to know that planning for next year begins as soon as the stage lights are dimmed after the last concert.
Japan’s Mouse on the Keys combine jazz chops with hardcore energy, Feb. 7 on the Fourth Stage!
We’re giving every Winter Jazz attendee (Feb. 5 – 7) an entry into a draw to win one of two Gold Passes to the 36th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival or one of three Bronze Passes!
After 10 years of valued service, Sponsorship Director Ellie MacDonald is leaving the Ottawa Jazz Festival to pursue new opportunities in the high-tech industry.
John Geggie’s prize-winning Journey Band includes five of Canada’s top improvisers, with backgrounds ranging from Celtic fiddle to baroque to drone, collaborating for the first time ever on Feb. 6 at Winter Jazz.
This past fall we learned that the board of directors at CTM Media Group in New York City awarded the 2015 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival brochure first prize for its design and layout!
Six free concerts on Canada Day at Confederation Park and City Hall, including Zaki Ibrahim, Jill Zmud, the Heavyweights Brass Band and more!
- 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
- Miguel Zenón Quartet at 2017 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival – debut latest album live in Ottawa day before release date February 6, 2017
- Programming Manager Petr Cancura’s reflections on Harris Eisenstadt February 6, 2017
- Dream lineup to perform at 2017 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival December 6, 2016
- Notice – 2016 Ottawa Jazz Festival AGM November 21, 2016
- Thank you for making the 36th TD Ottawa Jazz Festival a resounding success! September 20, 2016
- The 2016 TD Jazz Youth Summit Awards go to… September 7, 2016
- No Problemo, Three Amigos: We’re open for business today! June 29, 2016
- The Tu-blog: A Spotlight on the Tuba at Ottawa Jazz June 24, 2016
- Accessing the NAC Back Stage June 21, 2016