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.
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Do you love jazz and improvised music? Or would you like to expand what you're listening to now to include the variety of great live jazz in Ottawa-Gatineau? Not sure where to start? Extensive event and club listings, interviews, musician links, news, and photos are updated daily by jazz fans with 20+ years experience. If you like live music, whether it's vocal, instrumental, avant-garde, smooth, or standards, check out OttawaJazzScene.ca
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This year's line-up
- Tickets currently only available online, by phone at 613-241-2633, or at the Festival office at 294 Albert Street, Suite 602, Ottawa.
- TD Ottawa Jazz Festival (official
The official site of the 2014 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival includes a full calendar plus information about all the performing artists.
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 &
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 OttawaJazz.com. 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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