Applications to perform at the 2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival (Feb 4-6) and the 35th edition of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (June 19 – July 1) are now open! Dealines are October 21st 2014 for the Winter Festival and January 31st 2015 for the Summer Festival.
A video of some of the 2014 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival highlights. Video by Julie-Anne Madore. Music: Gibbous, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Lake Street Dive, Alexis Baro, Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60, Five Alarm Funk, Torben Waldorff Quartet Wah-Wah.
The TD Jazz Youth Summit is an all-star group of young up and coming musicians from across the country. This year, the 9 piece group was picked from more than 60 applicants. Directed by acclaimed trumpet player and educator Jim Lewis, they will be performing on Main Stage on June 29th at 6:30pm and on Canada Day at 2:00pm.
A young tenor saxophonist from Chile, Melissa is the first woman to win the most recent Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition’s saxophone competition—arguably the most prestigious jazz competition of them all. Melissa lives in New York, and is a familiar face at most of the city’s late night jam sessions.
Earth, Wind & Fire, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak, Myriad3.
Dianne Reeves, Les Soeurs Boulay, Stacey Kent, Bill Frisell, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Kirk MacDonald Quartet.
Performances on June 24 included: Daniel Lanois, Elliott BROOD, Holly Cole, Delbert and The Commotions, Hedvig Mollestad Trio, David’s Angels and Socalled. It was pouring rain in the Park, but people still showed up with a smile and great mood!
The music starts every night at 10:30pm until June 30th. Who knows who might show up!
It is with deep regret, that the Ottawa Jazz Festival marks the death of Don Lahey – one of its builders who played a critical role in its development in the 1980s. Don died in a car accident on Sunday, June 22, near Seeley’s Bay. He was 60 years old.