South Africa, Then and NOW

5 artists from South Africa’s thriving jazz scene highlight this years festival, including icons Abdullah Ibrahim and Louis Moholo-Moholo.

Guess who’s coming to the 35th TD Ottawa Jazz Festival!

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.

Late Night Winter Jamming!

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 – Winter Fest Video Playlist

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…

Winter Jazz Fest Brochure

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!

2014 Auction Catalogue

Here’s the 2014 Ottawa Jazz Festival Auction catalogue. Ottawa Senators and REDBLACKS tickets, tandem skydives, shopping extravaganza, trips, getaways, art and much more!

Call For Submissions – Apply Today!

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.

Petr Cancura - Down Home

JUNO Award Nominated ‘Down Home’ Tours Canada

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.

Gary Clay

Gary Clay In Memoriam

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.

2014 Festival Audience

Artist Applications Open for 2015

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.

TD Jazz Youth Summit Today, Jazz Stars of Tomorrow

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.

Festival Best Bet: Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

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.