Are you familiar with the NYC composer/saxophonist Darius Jones? With his upcoming Ottawa appearance taking place on Tuesday, September 18th at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage, we took the opportunity to get know him on a deeper level. Jones will perform the most recent album from his Man’ish Boy Epic, an ambitious multi-recording of nine albums reflecting […]
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul”. We were fortunate to have presented Aretha to perform at the festival in 2014 where we reported the second largest single ticket sales in the festival’s history. It was extraordinary meeting the great lady […]
Our great mentor, Ken Pickering, is dead of cancer, too soon, too soon. Ken was for all of us a leader, mentor, music zealot, knowing and loving those fine musical moments of genius and insight; Ken was also loving and kind and the definition of friend. I cannot imagine the sadness for Chris, the love […]
Long regarded as one of Canada’s lead jazz pianists, Brian Browne, has died. Brian passed away late afternoon, Tuesday, June 5 after defiantly ‘duking it out’ with lung cancer. Brian was 81 years of age.
From 10am Friday, May 24 – 10am Saturday, May 25, more than two dozen of the city’s best musicians will perform non-stop in 45-minute sets every on the hour, all day and all night, at the Record Centre…
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is proud to continue its tradition of acclaimed excellence and present a diverse and vibrant lineup in its 38th year!
‘Six degrees of separation” at 2018 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest…
Thursday, November 30, 2017. Colonel By Room, Ottawa City Hall. Open to all Members of the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
What’s Christmas without watching the treasured classic A Charlie Brown Christmas each holiday season? But did you know the initial project faced so many challenges in the early planning stages that it’s truly a miracle this iconic production was ever made?
The TD Jazz Youth Summit is a program that brings together the top young musicians from across the nation. Among the Summit participants, Stingray Music bestowed three cash bursaries on July 1st.
Main Stage show rescheduled tonight, June 28, at TD Ottawa Jazz Festival.
June 22 – July 2, except Canada Day
Lord Elgin Hotel, Grill 41 at 10:30 pm
Congratulations to the daily winners!
Daily between Confederation Park and La Nouvelle Scène from June 22 to July 2 (except on July 1).
2017 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Channel now available through Stingray Music!
Celebrate CANADA DAY and the nation’s 150th with FREE shows throughout the day at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival…
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (June 22 – July 2), is delighted to add a bevy of new shows to its 2017 lineup!
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival in collaboration with the National Arts Centre’s Canada Scene, is proud to present a series of five curated Canadian jazz concerts representing artists from coast to coast…
Pass Plus One – SPECIAL OFFER in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday party and we want you to have a present too!
For a limited time the Festival is offering Bronze and Youth pass purchasers Pass Plus One, a free ticket…
Programming Manager Petr Cancura reveals the 2017 lineup! View the schedule here!
Apply now to join our dynamic and dedicated family of volunteers!
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival swings into spring with a live auction and benefit concert featuring Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter Alex Cuba at Library & Archives Canada (395 Wellington St.), March 2, 6pm to raise the necessary funds to present the 37th edition of the much-anticipated Festival (June 22 – July 2).
The 33z is a new tribute project initiated by Ed Lister – trumpet (arrangements) and Petr Cancura – saxophones (arrangements) along with local Ottawa musicians Alex Moxon – guitar, Clayton Connell – piano/keyboards, JP Lapensee – bass and Stephen Adubofour – drums. They’ll take on projects by significant composers of our times.
Last June Mélanie E., a group created by Mélanie and Keith Hartshorn-Walton, were a huge hit at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival’s 24-Hour Jazz Ramble. The Festival invited them to take part in this year’s TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival…
Miguel Zenón Quartet at 2017 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival – debut latest album live in Ottawa day before release date
One of the most groundbreaking and influential saxophonists of our time, multiple Grammy Nominee, SF JAZZ founding member, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow Miguel Zenón will perform with his killer Miguel Zenón Quartet at the 6th TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival…
It wasn’t until I moved to New York City that I truly came to appreciate the full depth and breadth of Canada’s jazz talent. On several occasions, I’d end up at a session or a gig with a bunch of great musicians and it wasn’t until we began speaking that I learned I wasn’t the only Canadian performing. This also happened with the great inspirational drummer and fellow Canadian Harris Eisenstadt, who as it happened, lived only a few blocks away from me in Brooklyn.
The 6th edition of the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival will take place from February 9 – 12, 2017, at the new La Nouvelle Scène. Shows will alternate between two stages (Studio A and Studio B) as well as the Bistro (in the lounge entrance) where two Winter Jazz Jams on the Friday and Saturday will take place after the last show with food and drink service…
Monday, November 28, 2016 at 6pm. Colonel By Room, Ottawa City Hall. Open to all Members of the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
“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)
On July 1st, 9 awards were handed out to the 2016 TD Jazz Youth Summit participants.