A Year in the Life of the Ottawa Jazz Festival

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.

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A Band Apart: John Geggie’s Journey Band

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.

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Meet Julie-Anne Madore

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!

Hot and Cool Jazz Cuisine!

Wood fired pizza, thai, shawarma, souvlaki, poutine, popcorn, coffee, BBQ corn, ice cream, lemonade, deep fried sweets and more!

Sonny Knight & the Lakers – Cancelled

Unfortunately tonight’s Sonny Knight & the Lakers has been cancelled due to issues at the border. Single ticket holders for the show can contact the office at 613-241-2633 or visit the on-site box office for a refund.

South Africa, Then and NOW

5 artists from South Africa’s thriving jazz scene highlight this years festival, including icons Abdullah Ibrahim and Louis Moholo-Moholo.

Guess who’s coming to the 35th TD Ottawa Jazz Festival!

Be the first to know this year’s roster of world-renowned musicians attending the 35th edition of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival on CBC’s All in a Day with host Alan Neal and special guest Petr Cancura, the Festival’s Programming Manager, on Thursday, March 12.

Elizabeth Shepherd – One of Canada’s Best Kept Secrets!

Elizabeth has always been virtuosic in that exceptional jaw-dropping way. She has a fantastic ear for production; for creating super-funky grooves and tasty sonic environments that are a perfect compliment to her voice. She performs on Friday Feb 13th as part of the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest.

Apply – 2015 TD Jazz Youth Summit

The TD Jazz Youth Summit is back and we’re looking for young Canadian jazz musicians to be part of it! If you think you’ve got what it takes, apply…

Late Night Winter Jamming!

Join us at ARC The. Hotel at 10:30pm on February 6, 7, 13 & 14 for our Late Night Winter Jam Sessions. Different house bands on each weekend!

Pianist Jean-Michel Pilc Plays the NAC on Feb 7

Pianist and Guggenheim Fellow Jean-Michel Pilc has become involved in the world of Jazz education in his JazzHeaven.com series where he helps intermediate and advanced students transcend from the world of practice to music making…

Listen – Winter Fest Video Playlist

Listen and discover music from our Winter Fest performers with this YouTube playlist. Play it at your office while your working, at home cooking diner, on your iPhone on the bus…