Pimienta Blanca


  • Karen Rauh - piano
  • Mark Fraser - bass
  • Allyson Rogers - drums
  • Mike Tremblay- saxophone and flute

Thursday June 30th 12:00 pm @ OLG Stage


Pimienta Blanca performs a spicy blend of Latin jazz that packs a rhythmic punch! For over a decade, Karen Rauh (piano), Mark Fraser (bass), and Allyson Rogers (drums) have been digging deep into the Latin jazz repertoire, pulling out overlooked gems, and adding their own flavour to Cuban and Brazilian classics. The seasoned players in this Ottawa-based group are regulars at local festivals and thrilled to add saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Mike Tremblay to the line-up this year. The quartet’s high-energy repertoire, innovative arrangements, and infectious grooves have been winning Pimienta Blanca rave reviews and getting audiences out of their seats.

COVID Policy

The Ottawa Jazz Festival will align its Covid policy with any government safety regulations whether from civic, provincial, or federal authorities as they arise. At the moment (May 29th), there are no advisories mandating precautions for wearing masks or showing vaccination certificates for any festivals or indoor/outdoor performing arts events.

However, it is our practise to ask patrons, staff, and volunteers to wear masks while attending performances at indoor venues and wearing masks while outdoors in the Park is optional.

In addition, we will be going cashless at all our points of sale this year.

Our concern is everyone’s health and safety, naturally. Please do what’s best for you and makes you feel comfortable, except for masks indoors, you are free to do as you choose.

Catherine O’Grady

Executive Producer

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