36th TD Ottawa Jazz Festival wraps on a high note

_ (press release) _ Ottawa (

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

) – _ “ _ _ The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival has always been a place to discover new music with enough choice and selection overlap you’d need a couple of clones to really take in all the festival has to offer each year. From an often unpredictable [OLG] After Dark series in the [Tartan Homes Stage] tent by City Hall, to international musicians taking the stage in the National Arts Centre, Main Stage headliners and shows in the Rideau Centre to _ _ watch while sipping your Dave’s Tea, the festival brings in musicians from all over to fill those stages.” _ – Andre Gagne, Ottawa Life (2016) _ It takes: _

  •  875 celebrated musicians performing in more than 100 concerts

  •  an attendance of 254,000 over 12 days

  •  three sold out series at the National Arts Centre and at the OLG After Dark series at the Tartan Homes Stage

  •  a dedicated team of more than 640 volunteers

  •  supportive sponsors like TD, OLG and the CF Rideau Centre, and funders like Celebrate Ontario, to allow the Festival to present a lineup that focuses on artistry above all else

  •  presenting diverse, daring and cutting edge programming that attracts audiences of all ages _ to present the 36


    annual critically acclaimed TD Ottawa Jazz Festival: _ Programming Manager Petr Cancura discusses the 2016 Festival lineup on CBC Radio’s _ All in a Day _ with Alan Neal and CBC _ Ottawa News _ with Adrian Harewood, March 24, 2016

The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival and [Local Talent is] the “Lifeblood” of the City Music Scene – Andre Gagne, Ottawa Life, June 10

Festival Programming Manager Petr Cancura interviewed on CTV Ottawa Morning, discusses multicultural programming at the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival – Thursday, June 16, 2016 Ottawa Jazz Fest full of once-in-a-lifetime shows ** ** – Emma Jackson, Metro, June 22 “… no shortage of once-in-a-lifetime acts to catch on the main stage and beyond.”

Epic opening night for the Ottawa Jazz Festival featuring Kamasi Washington – Joel Hurd, North Country Public Radio, June 23, 2016

John Kelman of All about Jazz reviews the 2016 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

Trombone Shorty opens main stage show with a blast – Ottawa Sun, June 27

Joseph Mathieu of Exclaim reviews several shows during the 2016 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival

Jazzfest review: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis – Peter Hum, Ottawa Citizen, June 30 “Hours after the leaders of Canada, the United States and Mexico were engaged in high-level talks in Ottawa, a more informal international jazz summit took place


night in Confederation Park.”

Jazz Festival: It’s all about the positive as fans dance along with Franti – Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen, July 3, 2016

_ Join us from

July 22

– July 2 for the 37


edition of the TD Ottawa Jazz Festival! _