The Ottawa Latin Jazz Orchestra


  • Tyler Harris, alto saxophone/soprano & flute
  • Petr Cancura, tenor saxophone/soprano
  • David Renaud, baritone saxophone/flute
  • Dominic Rossi, trumpet I
  • Eric Littlewood, trumpet II
  • Mark Ferguson, trombone I
  • Steve Berndt, trombone II
  • Marc Decho, bass
  • Frank Martinez, drums
  • Arien Villegas, congas
  • Diomer Gonzalez, Latin percussion
  • Miguel de Armas, piano, composer, and bandleader

Thursday June 16th 2:00 pm @ OLG Stage


The Ottawa Latin Jazz Orchestra by Miguel de Armas is another evidence of Miguel's long-term commitment to the dissemination of Latin and Afro Cuban jazz. This project was created during the pandemic, debuting online in 2021 and having 2 outstanding live performances so far, and being presented at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival for the first time. They bring together the excitement of big band jazz, the culture of Latin music, and the virtuosity of twelve of the National Capital region's most accomplished musicians. OLJO is a tribute to the Afro Cuban and Latin jazz genres, engaging audiences from diverse cultural backgrounds and enhancing the diversity of the Ottawa music scene.

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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