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 Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) recently announced the nominees for the 2016 JUNO Awards. Many of them have been presented by the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival and TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest. Take a look…
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!
- 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