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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

What began as a weekend of outdoor jazz in Major’s Hill Park (1980) has evolved into one of the National Capital’s most highly anticipated musical events of the summer. The 39th TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is sure to wow, attracting hundreds of thousands to hear some of the world’s most renowned musicians. Lineup: Chicago, Norah […]

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Well Ottawa, summer is finally here and fun events are non-stop! All weekend The Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival takes place this weekend at Mooney’s Bay, and there’s lots to enjoy! From family friendly activities to concerts Thursday, Friday and Saturday, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Another great summer staple kicks off […]

Jazzfest: Chris Botti review

Chris Botti and his line-up of world-class musicians and special guests completely seduced the crowd on Sunday night’s Main Stage performance in the gorgeous setting of Confederation Park. Botti displayed his mastery of utilizing the trumpet as a tool to add unique shapes to multiple genres of music. His amazing skills of playing and adaptation […]

Jazzfest: Victor Nesrallah review

It didn’t take long for a mass of people to gather around the Rideau Centre stage to see Ottawa’s long-time performer, Victor Nesrallah and his band on Saturday afternoon. He was joined by an accomplished trio of Craig Wallace (double bass), Mike Bellavy (drums), and Keith Snider (violin), where they played an hour long set […]

Jazzfest: Groenland

Five years ago in Montreal, Sabrina Halde and Jean-Vivier Lévesque started a project that would soon become Groenland. Halde describes the six-person group including her, Lévesque, Gabrielle Girard-Charest, Ariane Gruet-Pelchat, Simon Gosselin and Jonathan Charette, as an indie pop orchestra. “It was my first original project and I kind of wanted it to be big,” […]

Kathleen Edwards to Step Back from Music (After Tonight)

After fifteen years of music, Kathleen Edwards has decided she’s done, at least for now. Tonight’s Jazz Festival performance is the artist’s final planned show. Whether or not this means she’s quitting music permanently is not clear, but Edwards is clear that she is stepping back from music for a sizeable portion of time. Since […]

Apartment613 Live for February 5, 2014

Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Wednesday at 9 p.m. on CHUO 89.1 FM. If you miss it, you can catch this week’s show using the handy Soundcloud widget below. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. This week Ryan kicked the show off with an interview with jazz singer Renée Yoxon, who is […]

Weekend roundup: Canada Day edition

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnKYDEj3sko[/youtube] Before we get into Monday’s activities, you’ll have to wade through the busy weekend. It’s well worth braving the rain and getting a little wet! The Fringe Festival continues – if you haven’t caught any of the plays as yet, don’t worry. We’ve reviewed them all for you, so pick your favourite […]

Apartment613 Live for June 13, 2013

Listen here, in iTunes, or with this nifty Soundcloud widget!: Karen and Trevor kicked things off with an interview with Brian Cheung of Awesome Ottawa to talk about the third year of these awesome grants. They were joined by Kyle McInnes, a successful Awesome Ottawa applicant who pitched an idea for a dumpster pool party […]

An interview with Wes Marskell of The Darcys

Fans of Arts & Crafts records will want to catch the Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival on February 2, when Toronto’s The Darcys team up with Montreal’s Pawa Up First at the University of Ottawa’s Academic Hall. Let’s make sure we give them a warm welcome Ottawa, because both of these bands will be traveling long […]

Celebrate Canada Day at Jazz Fest!

Canada Day in the capital typically means an explosion of people all over Parliament and Major’s Hill—a daunting crowd for the most enthusiastic of party-goers, and almost unbearable for those uncomfortable with the idea of an entire city packed into such a small area. Still, there’s no need to miss out on the celebrations just […]