It’s going to be a scorcher this weekend and there’s plenty going on to celebrate Canada Day all weekend long. No matter where you end up or what you do, have a great long weekend!
Jazzfest lineup: Tanya Tagaq, Herbie Hancock, GoGo Penguin, FET.NAT, and Kellylee Evans included in the 40+ concerts announced
The 38th Ottawa Jazz Festival runs from June 21 to July 1, 2018.
This weekend marks Canada’s 150th anniversary since Confederation and there are plenty of events taking place to celebrate the occasion, but if you are looking for something more low key, there are still many a thing to choose from. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.
Prior to leaving for Ottawa and his Jazz Festival appearance this Thursday, Ronnie Earl chatted with Apt613 about his life and his music.
Apt613 sat down with Blue Moon Marquee ahead of their free performance July 1 at the Ottawa Jazz Festival.
On this week’s show, we talk to jazz singer-songwriter Tia Brazda.
Jill Barber will give a performance to benefit the Ottawa Jazz Festival, Wednesday November 9 at Southminster United Church.
Hey, do you wanna feel SO ENERGETIC? Try FESTIVALS! Our rep as one of the best cities for fests is no exception in the winter. Between Megaphono and the TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival for music, and Cracking-Up the Capital for comedy (now that’s a tongue-twister), you’ve got plenty of reasons to leave the house […]
The Abdullah Ibrahim “Mukashi” Trio played to a completely full audience on Tuesday. Presented on the last day of the Ottawa Jazz Festival’s Studio Series at the National Arts Centre, the performance was introduced by the High Commissioner for South Africa, His Excellency Mdladlana. South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim was born in Cape Town, […]
As Canada Day approaches in the nation’s capital, I can’t help feeling a growing sense of pride for the funny quirks this country has to offer. The performance of Groenland, a band from Montreal, at Jazzfest Saturday night, had a uniquely Canadian flavour to it. Groenland, a self-described indie pop orchestra, performs all their songs […]
I once had the opportunity to watch Tanya Tagaq perform in what seemed to me the unlikeliest of situations: in the community hall of her own hometown Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in front of an audience of German tourists sporting thick coats in the middle of August, from a cruise ship making its way through the […]
The bright lights from Ottawa Jazzfest’s Main Stage matched the sky’s lovely colour as the sun begun to set and cast a warm pink glow on the massive crowd that had gathered in Confederation Park. Bouts of cheering and applause began immediately at the very sight of Steve Miller as he and his band boarded […]
The stage felt like a cozy living room — five red roses in a glass vase, a few decorative lamps, a guitar, a bass, and a shiny blue drum kit – and set the mood when Texas-born singer Kat Edmonson took the Ottawa Jazzfest’s Marion Dewar stage at City Hall on Wednesday night. Her band […]
From the subways of New York City to the Ottawa After Dark stage in a glowing tent at Jazzfest, “Moon Hooch” – one drum kit and two saxophones – awed an Ottawa crowd on Tuesday night with their unique “cave music” sound, which they describe on their website as wild, jagged, free and natural to […]
You’ve probably heard of Freshlyground from their incredibly catchy collaboration with Shakira “Waka Waka (This is for Africa)” during the FIFA World Cup in 2010. But they’re no one hit wonder. For over a decade Freshlyground has been an essential part of the South African music scene, with their album Nomuvula going multiple-platinum, and the […]