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 purchase the CDs of the 2020 Festival artists and those who participate in our digital festival – TENACITY. Let’s nourish the music together…
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival team
Being described as “a saxophonist and composer of granite conviction” by The New York Times, Tim Berne is a name that needs no introduction. Incidentals is the fourth album from his spirited Snakeoil band, and the second to feature the quintet line-up in which his core group with clarinetist Oscar Noriega, pianist Matt Mitchell and drummer/vibraphonist Ches Smith is augmented by guitarist Ryan Ferreira. The music is characteristically action-packed in the Berne tradition: powerful, dynamic, often fast-moving - yet also very clear in all its teeming detail.
2020 Festival Lineup
TENACITY Collage - Hymn to Freedom