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Day 6 of the festival proved to be one of the best, showcasing the past, present, and future of jazz.
Bronson Centre hosted a star-studded tribute to the late Ottawa musician Les Emmerson and the Five Man Electrical Band.
Digging Roots brought their blend of First Nations and blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll music to the OLG Stage at Ottawa Jazzfest 2022 for a set full of joyfull resistance.
Welcome to the long weekend!
Touring Hintonburg, François Levesque highlights the comings and goings of new stores in the neighbourhood.
Because I’ll be on vacation in July, I’m recommending a whole month’s worth of films at the ByTowne and the Mayfair. As usual, the ByTowne has published its entire schedule for the month, but I’m in the dark about most of Mayfair’s July offerings. Nevertheless, both offer a wide variety, including a slew of classics at the ByTowne and a bunch of new films.
A project born of the pandemic and making their Jazzfest debut, the 12-piece OLJO is led by a master of Afro-Cuban jazz, Miguel de Armas.
Ottawa stalwart Justin Duhaime and his trio took the crowd back to the ’20s and ’30s with a sumptuous display of virtuosity evocative of Django Reinhardt.
Since their founding in 1939, the Blind Boys are arguably become as much an institution as the three White House administrations they’ve sung for, occupying both the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.