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!
Birdman soundtrack composer and drumming virtuoso Antonio Sánchez is a great, late addition to the Festival lineup. (June 26, 9:30pm at the NAC Studio)
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.
Ottawa is home to a thriving local music scene; Petr Cancura picks 5 standout performers.
Apt 613 know what’s going on in the city. Here’s their brief guide to Jazz Fest!
5 artists from South Africa’s thriving jazz scene highlight this years festival, including icons Abdullah Ibrahim and Louis Moholo-Moholo.
If you read this blog post, your couch will miss you. (Good!)
Late Night Jamming is back! The music starts every night at 10:30pm from June 19th to 30th @ Spin Kitchen and Lounge.
Come out to Confederation Park June 18th from 4 – 6pm for a free concert by the fountain from an impromptu ensemble of ace players.
Canada’s best young jazz musicians are getting the chance of a lifetime to play for an audience of thousands.
Ottawa indie music critics and concert promoters share their must-see Festival recommendations.
Enter the 35th Anniversary “Golden Ticket” contest for a chance to win the live music experience of the year.
Discover this year’s artists by listening to our summer Festival YouTube playlist!
Lineup announcement – CBC All in a Day’s interview with programming manager, Petr Cancura.
Message from Jane Duchscher, Sr. Vice-President at TD Canada Trust, about the 2015 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival.
Listen to our exclusive lineup announcement on CBC’s All in a Day from 3 to 6 pm here.
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 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.
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…
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!
Bass/guitar hybrid player Charlie Hunter plays the NAC tonight, Feb 6th, with Bobby Previte and Curtis Fowlkes. A few years ago, he played to a sold out audience at the NAC Fourth Stage…
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 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…