TD Ottawa Jazz Festival - June 20-July 1, 20143

This annual summer festival is one of Ottawa's oldest music events, dating back to 1980. The festival takes place at Confederation Park in downtown Ottawa. Headliners this year include Richa Sharma, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers Featuring Edie Brickell, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Daniel Lanois, Dianne Reeves, Earth Wind and Fire, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby McFerrin, and many more.

This year's line-up

Headliners include:


  • Tickets currently only available online, by phone at 613-241-2633, or at the Festival office at 294 Albert Street, Suite 602, Ottawa.

Recommended Links

  • TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (official site)
    The official site of the 2014 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival includes a full calendar plus information about all the performing artists.
  • Ottawa Jazz Scene
    Offers extensive event and club listings, interviews, musician links, news, and photos are updated daily by jazz fans with 20+ years experience.
  • Ottawa Blues, Jazz & Swing Guide
    Updated by local music fan Jim Roy, he publishes weekly updates of events taking place in and around Ottawa.
    Year-round, your best bet for local jazz events and information is It has an extensive events calendar, links to local musicians, and jazz news.
  • OttawaStart Blog: Jazz Festival

A brief history

The festival was founded in 1980 by local musicians Bob Misener and Tony Pope - subsequently joined by the late Bill Shuttleworth – who wanted to throw a summertime jazz festival to celebrate and develop the popular jazz scene in Ottawa.

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