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.
Staff at the Ottawa Jazz Festival are often asked, “What do you do year-round after the Festival?” Many would be surprised to know that planning for next year begins as soon as the stage lights are dimmed after the last concert.
Japan’s Mouse on the Keys combine jazz chops with hardcore energy, Feb. 7 on the Fourth Stage!
We’re giving every Winter Jazz attendee (Feb. 5 – 7) an entry into a draw to win one of two Gold Passes to the 36th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival or one of three Bronze Passes!
After 10 years of valued service, Sponsorship Director Ellie MacDonald is leaving the Ottawa Jazz Festival to pursue new opportunities in the high-tech industry.
John Geggie’s prize-winning Journey Band includes five of Canada’s top improvisers, with backgrounds ranging from Celtic fiddle to baroque to drone, collaborating for the first time ever on Feb. 6 at Winter Jazz.
This past fall we learned that the board of directors at CTM Media Group in New York City awarded the 2015 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival brochure first prize for its design and layout!
Six free concerts on Canada Day at Confederation Park and City Hall, including Zaki Ibrahim, Jill Zmud, the Heavyweights Brass Band and more!
Wood fired pizza, thai, shawarma, souvlaki, poutine, popcorn, coffee, BBQ corn, ice cream, lemonade, deep fried sweets and more!
- Limited VIP seating available for Norah Jones on June 25 May 14, 2019
- TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is a finalist in Ottawa Tourism’s annual awards March 21, 2019
- 2019 lineup now available – special focus on Women in Music March 13, 2019
- 2019 Auction Catalogue now available! March 5, 2019
- 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