The first of our February weekends has arrived and it is bursting at the seams with great goings on in this incredible city. From art openings, to dance parties, to the anxiously awaited opening of Winterlude, this weekend is chock full of fun. Have a look through our list of this weekend’s highlights and get planning—you won’t want to miss out on any of it!
Prior to leaving for Ottawa and his Jazz Festival appearance this Thursday, Ronnie Earl chatted with Apt613 about his life and his music.
Apt613 sat down with Blue Moon Marquee ahead of their free performance July 1 at the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
The 37th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival runs from June 22 to July 2 at Confederation Park and several nearby venues.
New shows are being added to the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival lineup, and sources at the fest say there’s more to come.
Jazzfest lineup: Feist, Robert Glasper Experiment, Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet, and The Bad Plus included in the 25+ artists announced
Bill Frisell, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Maceo Parker & the Ray Charles Orchestra, Joss Stone, Mavis Staples, Hiromi, Pierre Kwenders, Caravan Palace, and many more join the Jazzfest 2017 lineup.
Jill Barber will give a performance to benefit the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Wednesday November 9 at Southminster United Church.
Oh Canada! Celebrating Canada Day in our nation’s capital is always an epic experience and the events taking place on Parliament Hill are only some of the many activities happening around town this weekend. This year, catch Metric, Cœur de Pirate, Coleman Hell and Shawn Hook (to name just a few) in performances on Parliament […]
Award-winning pianist, vocalist, and songwriter Laila Biali has presented her music at prestigious venues spanning five continents, including the North Sea Jazz Festival, Tokyo’s Cotton Club, Peru’s El Festival Internacional de Lima and New York City’s Carnegie Hall. She received a JUNO nomination for Best Vocal Jazz Album of the Year in 2011, and her […]
By Saema Nasir The breeze was pleasant; sun shining and grass peppered with eager concertgoers and music fans as the Boxcar Boys took their place on the main stage at Confederation Park in Ottawa. Excited to hear the New Orleans-influenced band’s tunes, which promised to have influences of jazz, klezmer, Romani music and vaudeville, I settled […]
Last week, we featured Jazz Festival picks from our writer Leah Geller. This week, another contributor weighs in with shows he thinks are not to be missed. It just goes to show, the Ottawa Jazz Festival has something for everyone. The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival has once again done a commendable job putting together a lineup […]
There’s so much I love about Jazz Fest. The venues – Confederation Park, City Hall and the NAC – are at the heart of the city, yet surrounded by nature. The crowds are manageable and you have a really good chance of getting up close to your favourite musician if you want. Above all, there’s […]
On Saturday night, the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival will be showcasing experimental musicians from a variety of Aboriginal backgrounds, including Melody McKiver, Yuma Hester, Madeskimo and Rise Ashen + Cynthia Pitsiulak. If you’re an avid fan of experimental music, it’s hard to miss the strong presence of a number of Aboriginal artists who […]
Hey Ottawa! Don’t know about you but I am loving this heat. It looks like it’ll cool down a bit for the weekend – good news for all the outdoor events happening. Here’s the rundown. Arboretum Festival kicked off last night at St Alban’s Church and moves to Albert Island for the weekend. A fine […]
The Abdullah Ibrahim “Mukashi” Trio played to a completely full audience on Tuesday. Presented on the last day of the Ottawa Jazz Festival’s Studio Series at the National Arts Centre, the performance was introduced by the High Commissioner for South Africa, His Excellency Mdladlana. South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim was born in Cape Town, […]