Thank you for making the 36th TD Ottawa Jazz Festival a resounding success!

photo: Chris Parker

“The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival has always been a place to discover new music with enough choice and selection overlap you’d need a couple of clones to really take in all the festival has to offer each year. From an often unpredictable [OLG] After Dark series in the [Tartan Homes Stage] tent by City Hall, to international musicians taking the stage in the National Arts Centre, Main Stage headliners and shows in the Rideau Centre to watch while sipping your Dave’s Tea, the festival brings in musicians from all over to fill those stages.”
– Andre Gagne, Ottawa Life (2016)

Photo: Chris Parker

It takes:

  • 875 celebrated musicians performing in more than 100 concerts
  • an attendance of 254,000 over 12 days
  • three sold out series at the National Arts Centre and at the OLG After Dark Series at the Tartan Homes Stage
  • a dedicated team of more than 640 volunteers
  • supportive sponsors like TD, OLG and the CF Rideau Centre, and funders like Celebrate Ontario, to allow the Festival to present a lineup that focuses on artistry above all else
  • presenting diverse, daring and cutting edge programming that attracts audiences of all ages

Join us from June 22 – July 2 for the 37th edition of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival!

To present the 36th annual critically acclaimed TD Ottawa Jazz Festival:

Programming Manager Petr Cancura discusses the 2016 Festival lineup on CBC Radio’s All in a Day with Alan Neal and CBC Ottawa News with Adrian Harewood, March 24, 2016
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival and [Local Talent is] the “Lifeblood” of the City Music Scene – Andre Gagne, Ottawa Life, June 10
Festival Programming Manager Petr Cancura interviewed on CTV Ottawa Morning, discusses multicultural programming at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival – Thursday, June 16, 2016
Ottawa Jazz Fest full of once-in-a-lifetime shows – Emma Jackson, Metro, June 22 “… no shortage of once-in-a-lifetime acts to catch on the main stage and beyond.”
Epic opening night for the Ottawa Jazz Festival featuring Kamasi Washington – Joel Hurd, North Country Public Radio, June 23, 2016
John Kelman of All about Jazz reviews the 2016 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Trombone Shorty opens main stage show with a blast – Ottawa Sun, June 27
Joseph Mathieu of Exclaim reviews several shows during the 2016 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Jazzfest review: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen, June 30 “Hours after the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico were engaged in high-level talks in Ottawa, a more informal international jazz summit took place Wednesday night in Confederation Park.”
Jazz Festival: It’s all about the positive as fans dance along with Franti – Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen, July 3, 2016