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.
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!
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.
People have been talking. Here’s an overview of our most diverse lineup yet!
Don’t miss the last show in the Petr Cancura Crossroads series with Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher at the NAC Fourth Stage on April 7 at 7:30pm.
Thank you to everyone for making the 2016 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival a complete success!
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) recently announced the nominees for the 2016 JUNO Awards. Many of them have been presented by the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival and TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest. Take a look…
The Guardian calls David Virelles and Román Díaz’s Afro-Cuban jazz an “engrossing mix of rhythmic ambiguity, impassioned themes, jazz improv and the palpable sense of a contemporary music with a long past.” See the mystery unfold.
Staff at the Ottawa Jazz Festival are often asked, “What do you do year-round after the Festival?” Many would be surprised to know that planning for next year begins as soon as the stage lights are dimmed after the last concert.
Japan’s Mouse on the Keys combine jazz chops with hardcore energy, Feb. 7 on the Fourth Stage!
We’re giving every Winter Jazz attendee (Feb. 5 – 7) an entry into a draw to win one of two Gold Passes to the 36th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival or one of three Bronze Passes!
After 10 years of valued service, Sponsorship Director Ellie MacDonald is leaving the Ottawa Jazz Festival to pursue new opportunities in the high-tech industry.
John Geggie’s prize-winning Journey Band includes five of Canada’s top improvisers, with backgrounds ranging from Celtic fiddle to baroque to drone, collaborating for the first time ever on Feb. 6 at Winter Jazz.
This past fall we learned that the board of directors at CTM Media Group in New York City awarded the 2015 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival brochure first prize for its design and layout!
Six free concerts on Canada Day at Confederation Park and City Hall, including Zaki Ibrahim, Jill Zmud, the Heavyweights Brass Band and more!
Wood fired pizza, thai, shawarma, souvlaki, poutine, popcorn, coffee, BBQ corn, ice cream, lemonade, deep fried sweets and more!
Birdman soundtrack composer and drumming virtuoso Antonio Sánchez is a great, late addition to the Festival lineup. (June 26, 9:30pm at the NAC Studio)
Unfortunately tonight’s Sonny Knight & the Lakers has been cancelled due to issues at the border. Single ticket holders for the show can contact the office at 613-241-2633 or visit the on-site box office for a refund.