TD Jazz Youth Summit Today, Jazz Stars of Tomorrow

The TD Jazz Youth Summit is an all-star group of young up and coming musicians from across the country. This year, the 9 piece group was picked from more than 60 applicants. Directed by acclaimed trumpet player and educator Jim Lewis, they will be performing on Main Stage on June 29th at 6:30pm and on Canada Day at 2:00pm.

Festival Best Bet: Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

A young tenor saxophonist from Chile, Melissa is the first woman to win the most recent Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition’s saxophone competition—arguably the most prestigious jazz competition of them all. Melissa lives in New York, and is a familiar face at most of the city’s late night jam sessions.

Photo Gallery – Day 7

Earth, Wind & Fire, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak, Myriad3.

Photo Gallery – Day 5, Wet and Wild!

Performances on June 24 included: Daniel Lanois, Elliott BROOD, Holly Cole, Delbert and The Commotions, Hedvig Mollestad Trio, David’s Angels and Socalled. It was pouring rain in the Park, but people still showed up with a smile and great mood!

TAKE 5 Before Jazz dinner series

Enjoy live jazz from Ottawa’s best jazz artists while dining on special Jazz Festival menu plates at three of Downtown Rideau’s finest culinary establishments.

Photo Gallery – Day 4, June 23

June 24 concert preview. Baptiste Trotignon with Mark Turner, Alex Pangman, Hiromi, Canailles, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.

Socalled – who is he, what does he do?

The amount of virtuosity, wit, humor and musical knowledge in his music is what makes this all a blast of a show! With him tonight is an unbelievable clarinetist from New York Michael Winograd, who is one of the most respected young klezmer clarinetists out there.

Photo Gallery – Day 3, June 22

A look at June 22 performers! Montreal Jubilation Choir, Colin Stetson, Kathleen Edwards, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell, Snarky Puppy…

Win tickets to Beau’s Oktoberfest!

Win tickets to Beau’s Oktoberfest! Tweet a picture of yourself to @OttawaJazz with Beau’s After Dark Ale and tag it #AfterDarkJazz. We’ll announce a winner after the Festival closes on July 1.

Colin Stetson: His Own Style

Here are a few reasons why David Byrne, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Tom Waits have employed Colin Stetson. He plays Sunday June 22 at the NAC 4th Stage.

A Q&A With Superstar Bhangra DJ Rekha!

British-born, New York City-based, DJ Rekha is a DJ, curator, record label owner and educator. She Kicks Off the OLG After Dark Series on June 20 – 10:30 p.m.

The Jeff Ballard Trio

It is pretty rare to have a group of this caliber that is an actual working group. See them June 28 at the NAC Studio!

The spirit of the Newport Jazz Festival Right Here in Ottawa

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Newport Jazz Festival, a band has been put together that is not only full of stars, but is also thoughtfully put together to present the different scopes of jazz that have been presented at the Newport Jazz Festival.

Bill Frisell and His All-Star Band

Frisell has contributed greatly to the emergence of the “Americana” music scene and has become one of our lifetime’s truly unique musical voices. He will be playing two completely different projects on June 24 and 25.

Q&A – Holly Cole

Holly Cole has a long and storied international career, having successfully toured and sold hundreds of thousands of recordings around the world. She performs on June 24 at Dominion-Chalmers United Church.

The Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

When Kevin Bacon came across this video of Lake Street Dive and tweeted about them, it immediately launched their rise in popularity. They play June 27 at the Laurier Avenue Canadian Music Stage.