Kamasi Washington and Ghostnote were the final acts of Jazzfest 2022, proving that the future of jazz is in great hands.
Day 6 of the festival proved to be one of the best, showcasing the past, present, and future of jazz.
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.
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.
Ottawa Jazzfest carried on despite the mildest threat of rain on Sunday afternoon, with Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble taking the OLG Stage.
Busty and the Bass brought their high-energy funk fusion to the opening nights of Ottawa Jazzfest, running until July 3.
Jazzfest is finally back in full force, live and in-person! The festival will take place at Confederation Park, the National Arts Centre, and Marion Dewar Plaza in front of Ottawa City Hall.
Michael Kaeshammer, Florian Hoefner Trio, Chuck Copenance Group, and Matthew Stevens are playing Jazzfest’s fall series.
Many Ottawa-based music, arts, and performance festivals will receive increased financial support through a new Ontario government funding program. The one-time increase in funding to the festival and event sector will not only help people engage with art and their communities, but will also help festival networks in need of support.
With COVID-19 restrictions beginning to lift, Ottawa Jazz Festival has announced two series of in-person concerts spread over several venues. Read our list of in-person shows here.
This year’s Ottawa Jazz Festival will be a virtual event from August 19 to 22. Organizers say they could also introduce pop-up concerts throughout the city, if permitted closer to the time.
Jazzfest presented this series of live stream concerts for listeners at home, with a very small audience allowed to attend in person at Arts Court Theatre.
Miguel de Armas Quartet, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Whitehorse and more to record live concerts at Arts Court Theatre.