Musicians rely on festivals and live events for their livelihood. They were hit particularly hard by the economic consequences of COVID-19. With cancelled bookings over the past year, they face alarming challenges to recover during these extraordinary times. We encourage you, if you are able, to purchase the CDs of the following Festival artists. Let’s nourish the music together…
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival team
Leaving the hustle of his home of 30 years in Toronto’s west end, Canadian songwriter Ron Sexsmith’s latest album Hermitage is a reflection of his changed state of being following the move to Stratford, Ontario. Each of the 14 songs exudes an ease, whimsy and confidence that came from the sense of enormous stress leaving him as he arrived in Stratford. As the songs came to him, Ron began working on his latest album and recording the majority of the instruments himself – a first for him. The melodic beauty of Hermitage is ideal to rejoice in during the warm summer days.
2020 Festival Lineup
Cancelled due to COVID-19
Hymn to Freedom