Our 40th anniversary celebrations began with special performances in Nov 2020!

Miss live, in-person shows? We do too. With the easing of the province’s COVID-19 restrictions, the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is delighted to now be able to present four in-person, as well as live streamed shows, from Nov 13 – 15 at Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Ave - please enter Arts Court through the Club Saw entrance at 67 Nicholas St.) with strict COVID-19 safety protocols in place to a limited audience. Celebrating our 40th anniversary in 2021, these four shows lead us into a celebratory year of consummate artistry that our audience has come to expect from us. Have questions about our in-person performances? See our FAQs.

Miguel De Armas Quartet

Fri, Nov 13 -6pm

Ottawa’s powerful and energetic Miguel De Armas Quartet will feature original compositions. This 75-minute program @ $20 in-person is influenced by Armas’ Cuban identity, culture and tradition. This performance will be streamed free Sun Nov 15 at 7pm EST as part of a national presentation of Canada’s top jazz talent for a unique collaboration between over a dozen festivals from coast to coast in a Canadian Online Jazz Festival (COJAZZ) produced by Calgary’s JazzYYC.

Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Fri, Nov 13 - 8:30pm

Toronto’s award winning and critically acclaimed balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk-super-music brass band Lemon Bucket Orkestra will perform a 75-minute program @ $30 in-person or $10 live streamed. They'll be playing music from their studio albums, plus some rearrangements of classics they’ve dug up and even a couple of new songs they’ve been working on


Roddy Ellias |John Geggie | Michel Delage | Kevin Turcotte | Tara Davidson

Sat, Nov 14 - 6pm


Five esteemed and award-winning Canadian jazz musicians: Roddy Ellias (guitar and composer); John Geggie (double bass and composer); Michel Delage (drums); with Kevin Turcotte (trumpet) and Tara Davidson (saxophone and composer) are performing together for the very first time. Many have performed in different combinations but never all 5 together. They will perform a mix of originals and standards that has deep meaning to the group @ $30 in-person or $10 live streamed.


Sat, Nov 14 - 8:30pm

Canada’s JUNO Award winning powerhouse Whitehorse rises to every challenge with guitar wizardry and magnetic harmonies. At a time when we all need some cheer, their 75-minute program @ $45 live or $10 live streamed promises to be filled with “fun and surprises”!


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