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.
The new Back Stage venue hosts our most cutting edge artists. Click here for help accessing the venue!
Five free Mystery Concerts have rumours running rampant!
Our staff work hard and play hard: here are the artists they’re champing at the bit to see at this year’s Fest!
Blues Hall of Famers Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite open the main stage with a collaboration 50 years in the making!
A round-the-clock live music marathon, plus hourly prize draws, June 14-15!
Find out who is setting the nights on fire during the OLG After Dark Series, including Judith Hill, Tennyson, Jim Bryson and Soil & “Pimp” Sessions and more!
Programming Manager Petr Cancura discusses the 2016 lineup on CBC’s All In a Day and CBC News Ottawa.
People have been talking. Here’s an overview of our most diverse lineup yet!
- The Lost Fingers Swings into Spring at annual Benefit Concert and Auction February 13, 2019
- Norah Jones tickets, Gold & Bronze Passes now available! February 1, 2019
- Congratulations Kevin Breit! JUNO nominated master guitarist performs at TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest on Feb 8! January 30, 2019
- Jeanie Vanderzon wins Volunteer of the Year award!!! November 7, 2018
- Notice – 2018 Ottawa Jazz Festival AGM Copy November 6, 2018
- Trumpet master, Roy Hargrove dies at age 49 November 6, 2018
- RIP Ron Sweetman November 5, 2018
- Insights from the legendary Jerry Granelli October 25, 2018
- 5 Questions with Darius Jones September 14, 2018
- R.I.P. Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul” August 16, 2018
- RIP Ken Pickering, creative genius and leader of the Vancouver Jazz Festival August 13, 2018
- Jazz Pianist Extraordinaire, Brian Browne, Dies At 81 June 6, 2018
- JAZZ… Every hour on the hour: The 24-Hour Jazz Ramble is back with some of the city’s top musicians May 18, 2018
- An astounding array of superlative artists to perform at 2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival March 9, 2018