Festival title sponsor

Festival title sponsor


We're extremely happy to announce that Top Shelf Distillers is our main stage sponsor! We've been working with their dedicated team for almost a year and seeing just how much they care for the arts community in Ottawa and beyond is just simply astounding. Some of the featured artists playing on the Top Shelf Distillers Main Stage include Alison Krauss, Herbie Hancock, Chris Botti, Lake Street Dive, St-Germain, Boz Scaggs, Béla Fleck and the Flecktones plus many more!

Anyone else looking forward to enjoying a proudly local craft cocktail while taking in some of the worlds best performers in the heart of downtown Ottawa?
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2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival Proudly Presents

Peter Van Huffel's Gorilla MASK

Peter Van Huffel - Alto Saxophone
Roland Fidezius - Electric Bass
Rudi Fischerlehner - Drums

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Ground-shaking grooves, hammering rhythms and wailing melodies, layered with explosive no-holds-barred improvisations- GORILLA MASK is a type of sonic madness roaring with a restless, implacable energy that totters dangerously on the verge of total chaos. They craft spirals of sound in 4 or 5 dimensions, jabbing you in the ribs as they mess with your brain. The ebb and flow of an acutely aware trio of musicians who know what they want and know how to get it. Canadian ex-pat Peter Van Huffel is a saxophonist out of Coltrane, Ayler and Zorn. He frames his improvisational forays in the context of a trio with hard rock dynamics, riding the churn of Roland Fidezius' frenetic bass and Rudi Fischerlehner's pulsating drum kit like a surfer on the biggest wave he’s ever seen.

Visit ottawajazzfestival.com/ to see the full festival lineup!
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Peter Van Huffel's Gorilla MASK | TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

June 24, 2018, 8:00pm - June 24, 2018, 8:00pm

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Swing into Spring – Live Auction & Benefit Concert

The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival swings into spring with a live auction and benefit concert featuring Latin Grammy/Juno winner, singer-songwriter Alex Cuba at Library & Archives Canada (395 Wellington St.), March 2, 6pm to raise the necessary funds to present the 37th edition of the much-anticipated Festival (June 22 – July 2).

Prince showcased at TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

The 33z is a new tribute project initiated by Ed Lister – trumpet (arrangements) and Petr Cancura – saxophones (arrangements) along with local Ottawa musicians Alex Moxon – guitar, Clayton Connell – piano/keyboards, JP Lapensee – bass and Stephen Adubofour – drums. They’ll take on projects by significant composers of our times.

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