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.
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 […]
We have some fun jazz souvenirs available for 2021!
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 […]
Everyone at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Karen Wollenschlager. A veteran and dedicated volunteer at the Souvenirs tent for 26 years. We extend our condolences to her husband Brian and the family. Karen shall be deeply missed.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Back at Confederation Park for its 40th Anniversary, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival announces its most consummate jazz lineup for all music aficionados
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation and will follow recommendations from public health experts. At this time, the Festival is continuing as planned and we are excited to welcome audiences from Ottawa, across Canada and around the world!
To say that Henry is as deeply enshrined in the Festival as is Confederation Park, the Main Stage, or music on a warm summer’s evening is to understand how much he loved this event.
Ottawa Jazz Festival AGM takes place Thursday, Nov. 28 at 6pm in the Colonel By Room, Ottawa City Hall. Open to all Members of the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
Stingray visited the nation’s capital for the fourth year in a row to attend the 2019 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. We were welcomed with incredible music and had the chance to provide four bursaries to deserving new talent.
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 […]
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 […]
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Limited VIP seating available for Norah Jones on June 25
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is up for Tourism Partnership of the year for the OLG Play North Series presented by Air North!
2019 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is now ready!
Auction catalogue is here!
Tickets now available!
Norah Jones tickets, Gold & Bronze Passes now available!
Congratulations Kevin Breit! JUNO nominated master guitarist performs at TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest on Feb 8!
Congratulations Kevin Breit for your 2019 JUNO nomination for best Instrumental Album of the Year!
Congratulations to Jeanie Vanderzon, Vice President & Treasurer of the Ottawa Jazz Festival for being selected Volunteer of the Year!
One of the great trumpet players of our time, Roy Hargrove dies last Friday evening, Nov. 2 at age 49 due to cardiac arrest.
It is with great sadness that the Ottawa Jazz Festival learned of the passing of a dear friend, supporter and jazz connoisseur Ron Sweetman.
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 […]
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.
From 10am Friday, May 24 – 10am Saturday, May 25, more than two dozen of the city’s best musicians will perform non-stop in 45-minute sets every on the hour, all day and all night, at the Record Centre…