Date(s) - Fri September 21, 2018 - Sun September 23, 2018
12:00 am

Various Venues


Returning after a three-year absence, IMOO Fest 2018 will present three days of jazz and improvised music at multiple venues across Ottawa. Featuring many of the top names from the Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto improvised music communities, IMOO is also very happy to present Tokyo’s Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura as our featured “artists in residence” for the weekend.

IMOO Fest will open with a triple bill at General Assembly on Friday, September 21st before shifting to Gigspace on Saturday and Sunday (September 22nd and 23rd) with four sets of music each evening. A Sunday afternoon matinee will also be offered at The Record Centre. See the full schedule below.

Friday, September 21st at General Assembly

Natsuki Tamura Solo, 7:00pm
Adam Saikaley, 8:00pm
Craig Pedersen Quartet, 9:00pm

Saturday, September 22nd at Gigspace

IMOO String Quartet, 7:00pm
Petr Cancura & Jesse Stewart, 8:00pm
Nick Fraser New Quartet, 9:00pm
This Is It! featuring Satoko Fujii, Natsuki Tamura & Takashi Itani, 10:00pm

Sunday, September 23rd at The Record Centre

Nomad, 2:00pm

Sunday, September 23rd at Gigspace

Satoko Fujii Solo, 6:00pm
David Mott & Jesse Stewart, 7:00pm
Linsey Wellman Solo, 8:00pm
The IMOO Orchestra directed by Satoko Fujii, 9:00pm


A limited number of 3-day passes are available for $75, which includes admission to all shows at General Assembly and Gigspace. Single day tickets are also available for Friday, Saturday, or Sunday evenings. The Sunday afternoon matinee at The Record Centre is a “Pay What You Can” event, with donations accepted at the door.

IMOO Fest 2018

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