The Watson’s Mill 5525 Music Series continues with three upcoming Thursday evening concerts showcasing roots music, blues, and jazz, with the proceeds going directly to the musicians. All shows commence at 7:30pm in the historic Watson’s Mill in Manotick. The festival’s name comes from the mill’s address, which is 5525 Dickinson Street.
Miguel De Armas
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.
Encore Ottawa returns with second season of live shows taped at the Shenkman Arts Centre—YouTube Watch Party on June 11
Tune into the live series premiere via YouTube on Friday, June 11 at 8pm.
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.
November’s second summer is coming to an end and this weekend we will have returned to more seasonal temperatures. While we may have to put on our jackets and scarves before heading outside, there is plenty to enjoy if we do (as well as plenty to do if we don’t)!
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Buena Vista Social Club is more than just an album and an ensemble of musicians: it is a historical account of Cuba, and indeed of the Americas. Their fame and life dedicated to music deserves all the praise they get, and this tribute at the NAC will certainly go a long way in keeping their stories alive.
There’s a 10-piece dance band which turns Westboro Beach into a Cuban music party every Thursday night.
ByWard Vista Social Club continues March 15, 22, and 29, from 7pm to close at Copper Spirits + Sights (325 Dalhousie St) in the Andaz Ottawa Hotel rooftop lounge. No cover.
While outdoor summer jazz concerts are just wistful memories now, there is a lot of great music for jazz fans to look forward to.
Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 15 at 10am.
This year’s Winter Jazz Festival takes place at La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins for the first time, February 9–12.