Two-time Polaris Prize nominee Basia Bulat will highlight the Ottawa Jazz Festival’s 18th Annual Live Auction and Benefit Concert at Library and Archives Canada on November 19. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on dozens of items including rare signed memorabilia from past Jazz Festival stars, as well as travel and hospitality packages. Hosted by auctioneer Alan Neal (popular host of CBC’s All in a Day), doors will open at 6:30pm. After the auction, Basia Bulat will perform a mix of both new songs and hits from her other albums.
One of the rising stars in Canadian indie music, Basia Bulat’s current LP Good Advice (Secret City Records, 2016) has the potential to make the songstress a household name. Her song Infamous, on the album, is currently 6th on iTunes’ Hot Tracks list. Produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket, it matches her “graceful and incandescent” voice (Pitchfork) with a newfound melodic muscle. Fresh from a star turn collaborating with Daniel Lanois for an acclaimed concert at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre, Bulat and her crack band are ready to take their place among Canada’s top live acts. This intimate show is a rare opportunity to preview material from her new LP before she embarks upon her biggest tour to date in 2016.
Tickets to the Auction/Benefit Concert are $50, available @ ottawajazzfest.com, Compact Music and the Record Centre. Canapes by Thyme & Again Creative Catering (along with a cash bar) will provide refreshments prior to the auction.
The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival is a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to bringing the best in jazz music to Ottawa’s downtown core for 35 years. In 2015 the Festival presented well over 100 artists over two weeks, including 90+ jazz performances from around the globe. The Festival depends on the generosity and support of its loyal donors and concertgoers, to whom we pledge ourselves to provide the programming excellence they have come to expect.