“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)
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!
Five free Mystery Concerts have rumours running rampant!
Our staff work hard and play hard: here are the artists they’re champing at the bit to see at this year’s Fest!
Jazz Goes Blues: Opening night features Blues Hall of Famers Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite, plus Grammy-winner Alvin “Youngblood” Hart
Blues Hall of Famers Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite open the main stage with a collaboration 50 years in the making!
A round-the-clock live music marathon, plus hourly prize draws, June 14-15!
Find out who is setting the nights on fire during the OLG After Dark Series, including Judith Hill, Tennyson, Jim Bryson and Soil & “Pimp” Sessions and more!
Programming Manager Petr Cancura discusses the 2016 lineup on CBC’s All In a Day and CBC News Ottawa.