2021 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest

Thank you for making the 2021 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest a success! We hope you enjoyed the shows we presented from Mar 4 - 6, 2021. Even though the shows are no longer available, the artist interviews will continue to be available for free. Follow the links below.

Rebecca Foon

Watch Rebecca Foon explain what it means for her to play music even without a live audience.

Ranee Lee

Performing at Winter Jazz was a wonderful treat for Ranee Lee during the pandemic.


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Founder and double bassist Alain Bédard describes the origins of Jazzlab and the road they've traveled.

Jim Bryson

Singer, composer and producer Jim Bryson imparts his sage wisdom about the creative process.


The Kirk MacDonald Generations Quartet

Celebrated Canadian tenor saxophonist Kirk MacDonald discusses his career and inspirations during the pandemic. He also examines his daughter, Virginia MacDonald's prowess as a musician.

Clarinetist Virginia MacDonald delves into her career during the pandemic, her approach to social media and describes her life long collaboration with her dad, tenor saxophonist Kirk MacDonald.


Ron Sexsmith

Vocalist, pianist and guitarist Ron Sexsmith, Canada's renowned troubadour, delves into the significance of music during the global pandemic.



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Thank you to our Jazz N' Dine partners for curating the special meals to compliment the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Fest!



Thank you to our sponsors!