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Jazz Fest opens this weekend: interview + highlights

[youtube width=”600″ height=”450″][/youtube] The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival starts this weekend! We’re big fans of the festival and we’ve made it something of an annual tradition to check in with Petr Cancura, programming manager for the festival, to see what he’s pulled together for Ottawa Jazz fans. (If you’re interested, see 2011, 2012, 2013). We’ll […]

Capital Chamber Choir promises evening filled with beautiful music

The National Capital Region is teeming with musical talent.  This is particularly true for choral music, as our region is blessed with numerous troupes who perform beautiful repertoires. One exciting group is the Capital Chamber Choir, a 24-person ensemble formed four years ago that focuses primarily on Canadian choral music, including the works of contemporary Ottawa-based composers. […]

David Byrne and St. Vincent thrill under thunderous skies

It was an exceedingly humid night in Ottawa as hundreds gathered in Confederation Park to see David Byrne & St. Vincent at the Ottawa Jazz Festival on Sunday. Initially conceived for a one-night performance at a SoHo bookstore, the multi-generational collaboration between David Byrne (most notably of the Talking Heads) and Annie Clark (performing under […]

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The TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival announces its 2012 lineup

Gloria Song is a music writer for Apartment613. She also has her own band, Scary Bear Soundtrack. The TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival announced its lineup for the 2012 season yesterday at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth stage. Claiming to have “the most ambitious programming schedule ever”, the schedule features 900 musicians playing 120 concerts […]