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.
We invite you to review a dozen unforgettable—and unrepeatable—musical presentations, where we delved into the heart of improvisation and creative collaboration online. Each performance preceded or followed a live conversation with the principal artists, conducted by journalist James Hale of DownBeat magazine.
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.”
Ottawa Jazz Festival AGM takes place Thursday, Nov. 28 at 6pm in the Colonel By Room, Ottawa City Hall. Open to all Members of the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
- Thank you for tuning into our TENACITY series! Missed a show or need to see it again? No problem. Visit here. July 17, 2020
- Digital Creative Music Summit at the 2020 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest July 17, 2020
- Buy a record, help a musician and make a difference June 14, 2020
- If you love the music, please consider donating now! June 13, 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
- #WomenInMusic Spotlight: Thelonius Monk competition winner Melissa Aldana June 24, 2019