SANTE RESTAURANT & GALLERY
45 Rideau Street at Sussex, 2nd floor
Tim Bedner 7 string guitar
Elise Letourneau flute and melodica
Marilee Townsend percussion
THE ALBION ROOMS
33 Nicholas Street at Daly
The Mike Essoudry Trio:
Mike Essoudry – drums
Joe Nicke – bass
third person: rotating guest
THE WESTIN HOTEL
11 Colonel By Drive at Daly
Downtown Rideau is pleased to present the 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. Whether you join us before attending a festival concert or for the joy of listening to live jazz while you dine, we invite you to Take 5! June 23 thru 27, 5-7 pm.
Q&A with the BIA
The Ottawa Jazz Festival and the Downtown Rideau BIA. A match made in heaven! We are so pleased that this festival feels at home in downtown Rideau. We want to do whatever we can to make them feel welcome and make their festival economically sustainable so that they’ll be around for years to come. We have spent a number of years developing our relationship. It helps that we are both innovative and not afraid to step outside of the box. By association, we have succeeded in attracting additional like-minded organizations from the downtown Rideau membership to expand our collaborative team. The Downtown Rideau BIA covers a 23-block area. Where are your boundaries?We are the area from the canal to King Edward Avenue; from George Street to Mackenzie King Bridge.A number of venues are part of this year’s festival from Dominion Chalmers Church to Confederation Park, the NAC and the Mercury Lounge—can you suggest any recommended walking paths and cut-throughs for those looking to gig hop? I like exiting on the north side of Confederation Park, crossing Mac Bridge, taking the stairs down in front of the Convention Centre and popping into the Shore Club for a cocktail.What are some of the distinct characteristics of the Downtown Rideau area? We’ve got some of the city’s best destinations, such as the Rideau Centre, Arts Court, the Canal, and so many others, including hotels, independent retailers and restaurants. We’re the arts, fashion and theatre district. It’s an exciting time of transformation too. In the next two or years, as a result of light-rail transit, and development projects with the Rideau Centre and Arts Court, we’re going to see a lot of change. Now for the lightning round! Someone needs X; so they should go to Y. Okay? Ready? Someone needs sunscreen, a sweater, a baseball hat, they should go to: – The gift shop off the lobby of the Westin Hotel.
Someone wants to propose to their significant other, here’s a great spot to do it: – Any of our downtown Rideau hotels.
Someone wants to come in from out of town for the festival, they should stay at: – The Novotel or the Chateau Laurier.