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!
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.
June 24 concert preview. Baptiste Trotignon with Mark Turner, Alex Pangman, Hiromi, Canailles, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.
The amount of virtuosity, wit, humor and musical knowledge in his music is what makes this all a blast of a show! With him tonight is an unbelievable clarinetist from New York Michael Winograd, who is one of the most respected young klezmer clarinetists out there.