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.
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.
Earth, Wind & Fire, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Béla Fleck and Brooklyn Rider, Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Gamak, Myriad3.
Dianne Reeves, Les Soeurs Boulay, Stacey Kent, Bill Frisell, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Kirk MacDonald Quartet.
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!
The music starts every night at 10:30pm until June 30th. Who knows who might show up!
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.
June 24 concert preview. Baptiste Trotignon with Mark Turner, Alex Pangman, Hiromi, Canailles, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society.
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.
Bongou Lemonade, Detroit Soul Food, Suzy Q donuts, Share Happy ice-cream, Green Papaya, Doozy Candle, The Original Souvlaki, A Curious Shop, Bytown Bayou, Sula Wok, Fitz’s Catering, Sunny Days Gourmet Dogs, Bombay Garden.
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! 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.
The Bad Plus, Itamar Borochov & Jonathan Greenstein, Ron Sexsmith, Lorraine Klaasen, Colin James, Austra, Les Mosquitos, Capital Grass and the No Men…
Due to popular demand the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is releasing more Youth Passes ($90).
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.
Opening day was high in energy, color and fun! Jaffa Road, Autorickshaw, Richa Sharma, DJ Rekha, Bollywood dance lessons, food vendors, people dancing and fun fun fun!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Here’s the inside scoop to help you decide what kind of ticket or pass is best for you!
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.
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.
If there is one band that you probably haven’t heard of that will knock your socks off, this is it! The Shai Maestro Trio play the NAC Fourth Stage, June 22, 9 p.m.
Are you waiting for your Festival pass? Good news, they have arrived and are ready for pick-up or mail-out. Plus, the Bronze and Youth passes have a new look – wallet size!
Join us on Thunderclap before noon on June 6th and be entered into a draw to win a pair of Bronze Passes
Did you see the spontaneous Bollywood dance performance in Confederation Park?
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival’s opening night on Friday, June 20, 2014 to feature Bollywood superstar, Richa Sharma.
A Backbeat! Bright Colours! Busting a Move! It’s a Bollywood Flash Mob Friday, May 30 @ 12 pm in Confederation Park
Lunchtime strollers in Confederation Park will witness an array of moves and grooves as dance troupes busts into impromptu performances.
Ever wonder what Bollywood is and what it has to do with music?