“It’s 'still' All Wrong, But it’s All Right”

Always adaptable, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is still ready to go ahead with the 33z play Dolly Parton Benefit Concert and Fundraising Auction on May 12, 2021, despite the obstacles!
Streamed on Zoom, you will get to enjoy the ‘live experience’ in the comfort of your own home as the musicians perform together at the same time but from different locations using – a new technology developed by Ottawa’s Adrian Cho. For more information about see these articles on and

Download a pdf of the 2021 Auction Catalogue!


$50 – for the concert, auction and a $30 tax receipt
Available only until noon, Wed, May 12

Our Jazz team will be personally delivering your Smoky Mountain Care Package on the afternoon of May 12. Package tickets are no longer available.

Viewing instructions will be emailed to ticket purchasers Wed, May 12.


Here are just some of the items up for bid:
Download the 2021 Auction Catalogue pdf!

  • Miss traveling? Here’s a TICKET TO SOMEWHERE – Enjoy a VIA RAIL gift voucher.
  • PETR CANCURA BBQ CONCERT - bbq at home kit, courtesy of Meat Press and a VIP private concert performed by Petr Cancura and friends.
  • NORTH AND NAVY – Enjoy a private chef's table tasting menu!
  • 'Fore' golf enthusiasts! Enjoy a KANATA STAY AND PLAY at Brookstreet Hotel! This package combines an overnight stay, 2 rounds of golf at the Marshes Golf Club, a food and beverage credit (can be used at Brookstreet or the Marshes) and underground parking.
  • BRILLIANT BYWARD includes an overnight stay at the Novotel Ottawa City Centre and a Byward Market Unlocked tour from À la Carte Tours including food and drink samples.
  • POLITICALLY ENGAGED - This is a unique opportunity to have tea with Mayor Jim Watson in his office. Enjoy a year's digital subscription to the Ottawa Citizen.
  • CATEGORICALLY AWESOME - A Jazzy Cat Care Basket from Merivale Cat Hospital.
  • ALL IN A DAY WITH ALAN NEAL - Your chance to join Alan Neal as a virtual co-host for one episode of All in a Day, Ottawa's number one drive-home radio show heard weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. on 91.5 FM and the CBC Listen App.
  • RIDEAU STREET TREAT - Why not treat yourself the Rideau Street Way with a signature spa treatment at Holtz Spa and then clean up the COVID-19 hair at Hair Resort to be ready to face the world.
  • S’WONDERFUL WELLINGTON WEST - Enjoy a gift card from the Wellington West BIA, savour Heartbreakers’ Pizza and cap off the evening at Stubbe’s Chocolatier.

The 33z play Dolly Parton

in a live benefit concert and auction on Zoom

May 12, 2021 – 7pm
$50 – for the concert, auction and a $30 tax receipt
Available only until noon, Wed, May 12

In a year where it’s all wrong the Ottawa Jazz Festival is making it all right with a virtual celebration!  The ever-popular 33z perform the Dolly Parton songbook. Some of Ottawa’s most loved singers will join this ensemble for their thrilling versions of Tennessee tunes, made unforgettable by the Queen of country music herself. A live auction filled with enticing packages from generous local businesses and experiences will make for a memorable night.

Making the evening complete the Festival has teamed up with The SmoQue Shack and Collective Arts Brewing to offer you mouth-watering treats and tantalizing gin cocktails. Put on your coat of many colours and be zoomed away to islands in the stream!

The 33z highly anticipated tribute project brings together talented musicians and celebrates the music of legendary artists. Previous years have featured the music of Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson and Aretha Franklin to sold out audiences. 2021 pays tribute to the genius of the legendary Dolly Parton. Music for this production is arranged by Ed Lister and Petr Cancura. Each singer will select and perform their own interpretation of one song from the music pioneer.

The 33z feature: Petr Cancura - saxophone, Ed Lister - trumpet, Alex Moxon - guitar, Michael Herring - bass, Jamie Holmes - drums, Clayton Connell - piano, and vocalists Kellylee Evans, Rebecca Noelle, Julie Corrigan.

Kellylee Evans

2018 JUNO nominee Kellylee Evans is a high-octane, chameleon-like performer whose natural charm and improvisational vocal style embody jazz, soul, pop, and hip-hop. The singer-songwriter won a 2011 JUNO Award and has been captivating audiences along the way, opening for stars such as John Legend, George Benson and Willie Nelson.

Rebecca Noelle

Blessed with a three octave vocal range, Rebecca Noelle has had the privilege and versatility to try her hand at just about every musical style she wanted to over the years. With a velvety voice that is simply unforgettable, Rebecca was invited by The Jacksons to make a guest appearance at their sold-out Canadian date in Montreal.

Julie Corrigan

Born and raised in the Ottawa Valley, Julie Corrigan is a warm & soulful country singer/songwriter. Julie’s songs tell stories of heartache, loss, tragedy and a longing for going home. Known for her stunning live performances around the Ottawa Valley and across Canada, Julie’s lifelong songwriting growth culminated in the summer of 2017 when she performed at Ottawa Bluesfest.


Alan Neal, Petr Cancura, Friends of the Ottawa Jazz Festival

& Mayor Jim Watson