This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into four of Ottawa’s most unique music communities—what they’re like now and where things are heading. Read on for a guest post from Ed Lister on the future of jazz music in Ottawa.
We’ve arrived at yet another pandemic-style holiday weekend and things are…weird, to put it bluntly. While we may still be required to stay at home this Valentine’s/Family Day long weekend, there is plenty to do while staying safely away from others. Also, let’s not get too excited, but it would appear that the lockdown measures in Ottawa are reaching their end and the slow reopening of non-essential services is just around the corner, so that’s another thing to celebrate, along with an extra day off work.
As always, the Weekend Roundup is here to offer up some suggestions for your weekend activities.
Ottawa jazz musician and leader of the Ottawa Jazz Orchestra Adrian Cho has created a system that lets musicians in different locations (and us in the audience!) see and hear each other play live. It’s called Syncspace.
Carleton University will deliver its long-running Learning in Retirement (LinR) program entirely online this fall. So far, there are 15 lectures and six-week lecture series scheduled, with more to come.
You may not have even realized it, but here we are, May 2-4 again and turning a corner weather-wise right on time.
Adrian started out his creative journey with jazz. His last full time gig was ‘Director of Getting Shit Done’ at Shopify. Now he’s starting a wildlife photography service.
The Ottawa Jazz Orchestra, led by Adrian Cho, kicks off it’s 14th season on December 21st. Over the season there are six different programs and nine performances at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage.
The OJO’s next concert is taking place at the National Arts Centre on February 23.
Carleton’s Learning in Retirement program is in fact open to all ages, plus both schools offer a range of free lectures and cheap mini-courses.
While outdoor summer jazz concerts are just wistful memories now, there is a lot of great music for jazz fans to look forward to.