Welcome to your behind the scenes portal to bits and pieces about the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
It takes many individuals to organize and execute an event of this magnitude including staff, the board of directors, volunteers, sponsors and of course a remarkable array of musicians. Throughout the year, we’ll introduce readers to some very special individuals who make it all possible.
Improvising musicians are among the most creative people in the world. They thrive in the unknown. Rise past a challenge. Express themselves best in the moment. Lock them down? Their art will flourish. From June 19 – 28, Tenacity with 85 artists in 12 free shows, was all about flourishing, creating in the moment, and […]
Brightest minds in creative music industry examined all facets of jazz and technology at the 2020 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest
Musicians rely on festivals and live events for their livelihood. They have been hit particularly hard by the economic consequences of COVID-19. All of their bookings have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. They are facing alarming challenges during these extraordinary times to meet their immediate expenses. We encourage you, if you are able, to […]
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation and will follow recommendations from public health experts. At this time, the Festival is continuing as planned and we are excited to welcome audiences from Ottawa, across Canada and around the world!
To say that Henry is as deeply enshrined in the Festival as is Confederation Park, the Main Stage, or music on a warm summer’s evening is to understand how much he loved this event.
“The state of music being connected to the natural world and our surrounding is also incorporated in the design through elements of stars and constellations, representing form and pattern.”
- Four live streamed shows coming Nov 13 – 15! October 21, 2020
- View our 2020 Online TENACITY Series – Thank you for your support! August 20, 2020
- Digital Creative Music Summit at the 2020 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest July 17, 2020
- If you love the music, please consider donating now! June 13, 2020
- Buy a record, help a musician and make a difference May 14, 2020
- Back at Confederation Park for its 40th Anniversary, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival announces its most consummate jazz lineup for all music aficionados March 13, 2020
- Ottawa Jazz Festival mourns the loss of one of its heroes January 27, 2020
- 2020 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest – Inspiration Behind the Design January 24, 2020
- Notice – 2019 Ottawa Jazz Festival AGM November 20, 2019
- Stingray Rising Stars winners at 2019 TD Jazz Youth Summit July 9, 2019
- #WomenInMusic Spotlight: Afro-futurist post-bop saxophonist Nubya Garcia June 27, 2019
- #WomenInMusic Spotlight: Omara Portuondo’s “Last Kiss” farewell world tour June 26, 2019
- #WomenInMusic Spotlight: Triple Grammy Award-winner Terri Lyne Carrington June 26, 2019
- #WomenInMusic Spotlight: Prince disciple Donna Grantis wields a golden axe, fuses melodic funk with metallic jazz June 24, 2019