Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021 Package and Recording

The Annual General Meeting took place on Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 6 to 7pm (EST) via Zoom teleconference. The information package for the AGM can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking here. The full recording of the meeting can be viewed below.

Ottawa Jazz Festival Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021 takes place Nov 25

We invite OJF Members to register for the Annual General Meeting that will take place on Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 6 to 7pm (EST) via Zoom teleconference. Registration to attend is open now until Friday, November 19, 2021. You must register to “virtually” attend the AGM. Only those who register will receive a link […]

Master drummer Jerry Granelli passes away

Percussionist, jazz improviser, creative new music composer, teacher, and humanist Jerry Granelli passed away on July 20. Ottawa audiences know Jerry well for his annual presentation of “Tales of a Charlie Brown Christmas” and for his many appearances at the Jazz Festival. Jazz journalist, and long time writer for DownBeat magazine, James Hale remembers, “I […]

3 Trios Across The Globe in a FREE digital presentation on Dec 18

Born and raised in Germany, trained in New York City and now based in St. John’s Newfoundland, jazz pianist and composer, Florian Hoefner, draws from a myriad of influences that culminate in his unique brand of modern jazz. Praised as a “composer-bandleader of insightful resolve” by the New York Times and a “harmonically daring pianist […]

Ottawa Jazz Festival Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2020 takes place Jan 21

We invite OJF Members to register for the Annual General Meeting that will take place on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 6 to 7pm (EST) via Zoom teleconference. Registration to attend is open now until Friday, January 15, 2021 on the Eventbrite platform. You must register to “virtually” attend the AGM. Only those who register […]

View our 2020 Online TENACITY Series – Thank you for your support!

Improvising musicians are among the most creative people in the world. They thrive in the unknown. Rise past a challenge. Express themselves best in the moment. Lock them down? Their art will flourish. From June 19 – 28, Tenacity with 85 artists in 12 free shows, was all about flourishing, creating in the moment, and […]

Groundbreaking Women to Perform in 2019

Groundbreaking Women Perform at 2019 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is proud of its tradition of presenting up-and-coming artists such as Diana Krall in the ’90s to established artists and legends like Aretha Franklin, Esperanza Spalding, Tanya Tagaq, Mavis Staples and many more featured over the past 39 years. In putting […]

Cécile McLorin Salvant’s show cancelled

    The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival regrets to announce the cancellation of the Cécile McLorin Salvant concert on Saturday June 29 at 7:00pm & 9:00pm due to the untimely passing of celebrated drummer Lawrence Leathers on June 2nd. Everyone who purchased a ticket online will be automatically refunded within 7 business days. Patrons who […]

RIP Ron Sweetman

It is with great sadness that the Ottawa Jazz Festival learned of the passing of a dear friend, supporter and jazz connoisseur Ron Sweetman.

R.I.P. Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul”

The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Aretha Franklin, the “Queen of Soul”. We were fortunate to have presented Aretha to perform at the festival in 2014 where we reported the second largest single ticket sales in the festival’s history. It was extraordinary meeting the great lady […]

Jazz Pianist Extraordinaire, Brian Browne, Dies At 81

Long regarded as one of Canada’s lead jazz pianists, Brian Browne, has died. Brian passed away late afternoon, Tuesday, June 5 after defiantly ‘duking it out’ with lung cancer. Brian was 81 years of age.