Celebrate the sounds of the season with OrKidstra! / Célébrez les sons de la saison avec OrKidstra! In high-demand for their energy and musicianship, let the students of OrKidstra inspire and delight you! Join the kids of OrKidstra for their annual Holiday Concert (Centretown Hub) on Tuesday, December 19th at 6:30 PM at the Bronson Centre Theatre (211 Bronson Ave.)! This concert […]
Enjoy live jazz every Friday from 7:30pm till 10pm. The versatile Ottawa-based Cuban pianist Miguel de Armas host a Jazz night featuring different local musicians every week. No cover charge. Reservations recommended at 613-271-3370. Tous les vendredis, de 19h30 à 22h00, le versatile et renommé pianiste Miguel de Armas monte sur scène pour une exceptionnelle […]
Join the kids of OrKidstra for their second-ever Holiday Concert (Vanier Hub) on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 PM at Ottawa Technical Secondary School (485 Donald Street)! This concert will feature OrKidstra’s newest students performing a wonderful array of sing-a-long holiday favourites, classical, jazz and world music! FREE – donations welcome.
A night filled with festive spirit & contemporary classics. In a recording career that spans more than three decades and 23 albums, Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination […]
December 5th Doors open at 6PM Make sure to catch The Centertown Jazz Trio on December 5 at Clover as part of our After- Dinner Mint series. Three of the city’s busiest and most active jazz musicians. Jamie homes, Alex Moxon and Martin Newman individually can be seen performing across town almost every night of […]
Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall will appear on the NAC Presents series on her upcoming 2017-2018 World Tour in support of the new album Turn Up The Quiet. Turn Up The Quiet reunites Diana with Tommy LiPuma, the Grammy® Award-winning producer of many of Krall’s acclaimed albums, including All For […]
“Virtuosos on clarinet and saxophone” (New York Times) “These guys flood the room with joy” (Seattle Times) “You dudes are the future. You’ve made my soul smile!” (Quincy Jones) Grammy-winning New York City-based identical twin reed players lead exciting trio arrangements of American songbook gems, New Orleans Hits, Brazilian Bossa Nova and original numbers. Peter […]
Héritier des week-ends de jazz organisés à la fin des années 70 dans le parc Major’s Hill, le Festival de jazz d’Ottawa est passé du statut d’évènement estival modeste réunissant des musiciens locaux au tout début des années 80, à celui de rencontre musicale majeure et incontournable pour les amoureux du jazz à Ottawa.
The last 12 months have been very good to jazz singer-songwriter Tia Brazda, and in 2017, she finds herself in a good place.
Local indie artist Mystara has been busy making a name for herself in the capital this past weekend with the launch of her latest album, Soul Fire.
Jesse Greene conclusively gives lie to the notion that there’s no blues at Bluesfest.
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 […]
Slideshow photos from left: 1. Oliver Jones at the piano in San Juan, Puerto Rico with Bob Hope, Terry Malone, Carlos Palmas (base) and Bruce Yates (guitar). 2. Oliver Jones at the piano accompanied by bass player Charlie Biddle at Les Voyageurs in the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. (1985) 3. Oliver Jones and Oscar Peterson As a student at […]
The concept of pairing is usually applied to food and drink categories, such as the classic matching of Roquefort cheese with a Sauternes wine. Yukon jazz musician Fawn Fritzen has taken an innovative approach to this concept of pairing with her new album Pairings. For each song on the album, Fawn pairs her voice with […]