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!

Don Lahey in Memoriam

It is with deep regret, that the Ottawa Jazz Festival marks the death of Don Lahey – one of its builders who played a critical role in its development in the 1980s. Don died in a car accident on Sunday, June 22, near Seeley’s Bay. He was 60 years old.

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.