Canada’s best young jazz musicians are getting the chance of a lifetime to play for an audience of thousands.
Ottawa indie music critics and concert promoters share their must-see Festival recommendations.
Enter the 35th Anniversary “Golden Ticket” contest for a chance to win the live music experience of the year.
Discover this year’s artists by listening to our summer Festival YouTube playlist!
Lineup announcement – CBC All in a Day’s interview with programming manager, Petr Cancura.
Message from Jane Duchscher, Sr. Vice-President at TD Canada Trust, about the 2015 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival.
Listen to our exclusive lineup announcement on CBC’s All in a Day from 3 to 6 pm here.
Be the first to know this year’s roster of world-renowned musicians attending the 35th edition of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival on CBC’s All in a Day with host Alan Neal and special guest Petr Cancura, the Festival’s Programming Manager, on Thursday, March 12.
Join us at ARC The. Hotel at 10:30pm on February 6, 7, 13 & 14 for our Late Night Winter Jam Sessions. Different house bands on each weekend!
Listen and discover music from our Winter Fest performers with this YouTube playlist. Play it at your office while your working, at home cooking diner, on your iPhone on the bus…
Because we love to show off our artists and make pretty things, we’ve created a video doing just that…
All you need to know about the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest is in this pocket brochure – ready for you to pick-up at our office and other local businesses around town!
Here’s the 2014 Ottawa Jazz Festival Auction catalogue. Ottawa Senators and REDBLACKS tickets, tandem skydives, shopping extravaganza, trips, getaways, art and much more!
Do you have a special project you’d like to perform at our 2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest? New work? Special guests? An interesting collaboration? We’re interested! Deadline for applications is November 3rd.
Led by our Programming Manager Petr Cancura, Brooklyn-based group Down Home takes old time Mississippi blues and marinates it with New Orleans spices and a New York jazz vibe. Down Home will be in town on October 30th at the NAC.
Open to all Members of the Ottawa Jazz Festival. Our 2014 AGM will be on Wednesday, November 19 at Colonel By Room in City Hall. It will begin at 6pm.
The annual Ottawa Jazz Festival Benefit Concert and Live Auction is back with chanteuse Susie Arioli and Alan Neal! Coming Thursday, Nov. 6 at the Library and Archives Canada.
Are you a drummer? Dave’s Drum Shop will be presenting a drumming clinic with Larnell Lewis on September 19th and ‘Drumbassadors’ on the 24th in Ottawa.
On Saturday, Sept 6th, 2014 the Jazz Festival lost one of its longest serving volunteers, Gary Clay. He was a long serving Director on the Board of Directors, he worked tirelessly designing and organizing box office control systems, and shared his vast knowledge and passionate love for jazz with everybody he knew.
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.
Enjoy live jazz from Ottawa’s best jazz artists while dining on special Jazz Festival menu plates at three of Downtown Rideau’s finest culinary establishments.