Ottawa International Jazz Festival

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Janelle Monáe performs on the main stage at the 2012 Ottawa Jazz Festival. photo:Brian Goldschmied

The TD Ottawa Jazz Festival was founded in 1980 and has evolved into a multi-week outdoor music festival featuring some of the world's most dynamic performers. The Festival takes place the last two weeks in June in Confederation Park in downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and various indoor venues throughout the city. It is one of the largest jazz festivals in Canada.

Past performers[edit]

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
June 20

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis

Servantes

Common Bond

June 25

Souper Jazz

Art Nuvo Quartet

Kim Kaskiw Sextet

John Stetch TV Trio

Alicia Borisonik Argentiean Project

Monk’s Casino

Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy

Roberta Gambarini Quartet

June 23

Street Drum Corps Presents BANG

Gil Scott-Heron

Max Weinberg Big Band

June 23

Robert Plant & the Band of Joy

The PepTides

June 21

Doug Martin Quartet

Phil Dwyer a Canadian Songbook with Special Guest: Laila Biali

Luca Ciarla Quartet

Search Engine

John Mayall

The Robert Cray Band

Jack Pine and the Fire

John Geggie, Ethan Ardelli, Nancy Walker

The Barr Brothers

June 20

The Heavy

Dr. John & The Nite Trippers

June 21

The Buddy DeFranco Quintet

Duane Andrews Quartet

Félix Stüssi: Give Me Five

Cosmos

June 26

Nicole Ratté et son Quaturo

Pater Brown Quartet

Caridad Cruz

Toshiko Akiyoshi

Jane Bunnett Embracing Voices with Grupo Desandann

Luca Niggli’s ZOOM featuring Nils Wogram and Philipp Schanfelberger

Kind of Blue at 50 featuring Jimmy Cobb’s So What Band

SMV – Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten

Delirium

June 24

Glebop Jazz Quintet

Wayne Eagles Trio « TRIAGE »

Nicole Ratté Quintet

Michelle Grégoire Quintet

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Smokey Robinson

Joyce

June 24

Elvis Costello and the Imposters

Laila Biali Trio

The Thing

Jonas Kullhammar Quartet

Elliott Brood

Drumhand

June 22

Tim Bedner

Steve Bilodeau Group

Joel Miller Quartet

The Liane Carroll Trio

Kenny Barron and Dave Holland Duo

Steve Berndt & Brian Browne

Ninety Miles

The Fellowship Band

Ig Henneman Sextet

Dry River Caravan

Projeto Coisa Fina

Destroyer

June 21

Willie Nelson and Family

June 22

Herbie Hancock Quartet

Harris Eisenstadt Toronto Quartet

Alexis Baro Sextet

Le Big Band Caravane with Lee Schipper Tribute to Lionel Hampton

Iro Haarla

June 27

Michael Sasso Group

East Side Quartet

Robi Botos Trio

Steve Koven Trio

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

Al Green

Superband Tribute to Buddy Rich

Juin 25

Apex Jazz Band

The Rialto Rhythm Revellers

Robert Fontaine Quartet

Two X Three (workshop)

The Power of Song (workshop)

Etienne Charles & Folklore

The Mike Essoudry Octet

Herbie Hancock

Omar Souleyman

June 25

k.d. land and the Siss Boom Bang

The Belle Brigade

Brian Browne Trio

Atomic

SHAD

June 23

Lucas Haneman Trio

Folk Goes Jazz

Youth Series

Iva Bittová

David Mott Quintet

Rob Garcia 4

Gretchen Parlato

Boudreau-Elliott Duo

“Thimar”- Anouar Brahem, John Surman, and Dave Holland

Roman GianArthur

Janelle Monáe

Pierrick Pédron – Cheerleaders

Adam & The Amethysts

Slim Moore and the Mar-Kays

June 22

Macy Gray and David Murray Big Band: Stompin’ and Singin’ the blues

June 23

Madeleine Peyroux Quartet

Renaud Garcia-Fons Trio

Jake Langley Trio

L’Orkestre des pas Perdus

Corkestra

June 28

Glebop Jazz Quartet

Elise Letourneau Quartet

Amina CLaudina Myers

Dave McMurdo Jazz Orchestra

Gary Burton Quartet Revisited with Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez

Pablo Ablanedo

June 26

Rachel Beausoleil Trio

Peter Brown Trio

Youth Programming

The Dick Hyman/ Peter Appleyard Duo

Al Henderson Septet

David Sanborn Trio featuring Joey DeFrancesco

Bettye LaVette

Christine Jensen Jazz Orchestra featuring Ingrid Jensen

June 26

Pink Martini

Mike Essoudry’s Mash Potato Mashers Parade

Kurt Elling

Tania Gill

Soulive

June 24

Daniel Ko Quartet

Victor Nesrallah

Marc Ribot

L’Orkestre des Pas Perdus

Hélène Labarrière Quartet

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks, Craig Taborn and Eric Harland: PRISM

Homburger/Guy/Niggli Trio

Fanny Bloom

Forro In The Dark

June 23

David Byrne & St. Vincent

June 24

Oliver Jones Trio

The Dom Minasi Trio Featuring Ken Filiano and Jackson Krall

Yves Léveillé Sextet

Sliding Hammers

Andy Milne

Ab Baars and Ig Henneman

Lee Konitz Quartet

June 29

Apex Jazz Band

Jean-Pierre Allain Trio

Fats Waller Project

John Roney and the Silverbirch String Quartet

Josh Rager Sextet

Baptiste Trotignon

Julian Lage Group

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Enrcio Rava – Stefano Bollani Duo

June 27

My Tiny Circus

Jozée Devoua Quintet

Youth Programming

Anat Cohen Quartet

Min Rager Quintet

Kenny Garrett Presents

John Scofield and the Piety Street Band

Mostly Other People do the Killing

June 27

Return to Forever IV

Mark McLean’s Playground

Joshua Redman/Brad Mehldau Duo

Elio Villafranca

Sisters Euclid

Jill Barber

June 25

Elise Letourneau

Rialto Rhythm Revelers

Brian Asselin Trio

IPA

Kelly Craig Sextet

HEXENTRIO

Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano Quintet: Sound Prints

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Allen Toussaint

Mathias Eick Quintet

The Vienna Circle

Soul Rebels

June 24

Nikki Yanofsky

Bob James and David Sanborn, featuring Steve Gadd

June 25

Salif Keita

Mimi Fox Trio

Florence K

The Sicilian Jazz Project

Amir Amiri

Tim Berne, Lotte Anker, Chris Speed

June 30

Jasmine Trio

Grey Jazz Big Band

Monterey Swing Band

Brandi Disterheft

Ugly Beatuies Trio

Andy Milne & Benoit Delbecq Duo

Esperanza Spalding

Chris Botti

Sylvain Kassap Quartet

Raivo Tafenau Band featuring Sergio Bastos

June 28

Derek Robertson Jazz Band

Jenna Glatt & Group

Monterey Swing Band

Caridad Cruz

Hugh O’Connor Quartet

Papagroove

Ralph Towner & Paolo Fresu

Medeski, Martin & Wood

Christian Escoudé’s Gypsie Planet with Florin Niculescu

June 28

YOUSSOU NDOUR

Koptor

Chet Doxas Quartet

Christian McBride and Inside Straight

Pilc/Moutin/Hoenig

Médéric Collignon “Jus de Bocse”

Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society

June 26

Herbie’s Hill

Alternate Takes

The Zakari Frantz Trio

Ray Bonneville

Francois Houle and Benoit Delbecq Duo

Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Duo

Ziggy Marley – Wild and Free Tour

“Steve Martin Performing with The Steep Canyon Rangers

An Evening of Bluegrass & Banjo

Francois Houle 5 + Benoit Delbecq

Eliane Elias Brasileira

June 25

The Chucho Valdés Quintet

June 26

Return to Forever with Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke, Al DiMeola and Lenny White

Trio Michel Donato with Marin Nasturica and Jon Gearey

Nordic Connect with Ingrid and Christine Jensen

Joel Haynes Trio Featuring Seamus Blake

Carlos Bica

July 1

Gypsophilia

Amanda Tosoff

Carmen Souza

Coeur de Pirate

Michael Kaeshammer

Worst Pop Band Ever

Bell Orchestre

June 29

Jasmine Quartet

Mike Sasso Group

Los Gringos

Vincent Gagnon Bleu Cendre

Joe Lovano « Us Five »

Roy Hargrove Big Band

Manu Katché

June 29

Paco De Lucia

Tigran Hamasyan

Francois Bourassa Quartet

Vijay Iyer

The Unsupervised

Eivind Aarset “Sonic Codex 4tet”

Shooglenifty

June 27

The Chocolate Hot Pockets

Anna Williams

The Zakari Frantz Trio

Parc X Trio

Ellias/Copland/ Vedady

Frisell Plays Lennon featuring Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Tony Scherr, and Kenny Wollesen

Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society

Angelika Niescier-sublim

CLEAR

Los Amigos Invisibles

June 26

Aretha Franklin

June 27

Charlie Haden Quartet West

Alain Caron / Lorraine Desmarais

Bob DeAngelis Sextet

Ytre Suloens Jass-ensemble

Fairfield

July 2

Derek Robertson Jazzband

Mermaid Beach

Magnolia Rhythm Kings

Pablo Ziegler’s New Tango/Jazz Trio

Andrée Leroux Quartet

Ilmiliekki Quartet

The Three Tenors

Trio M

Wayne Shorter Quartet

Seven Strands of Sound

The Worst Pop Band Ever

June 30

Sandy Faux Trio

Vince Rimbach Quartet

Straight Ahead Big Band

Working It (workshop)

New Directions (workshop)

Reed meets Strings (workshop)

Richard Underhill Ensemble

George Benson

Franca Masu

June 30

James Cotton

Lucky Peterson

Omri Mor

Jacek Kochan Quartet with Seamus Blake

APEX: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green

Gord Grdina Trio plus Mats Gustafsson

Kazutoki Umezu Kiki Band

Lee Fields and the Expressions

June 28

Steve Groves Quartet

BY THE WAY

The Zakari Frantz Trio

Maria Farinha Band

Becca Stevens Band

The Jack DeJohnette Group

Roy Patterson Duo

Oxford University Jazz Orchestra

Mingus Big Band

Médéric Collignon “Jus de Bocse”

My Tiny Circus

Boom Pam

June 27
June 28

The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra

Howard Alden / Ken Peplowski

Joel Miller Mandala

Tara Davidson / David Braid /Mike Murley Quintet

July 3

Jozée Devoua Quintet

Lucas Haneman Quartet

Conjunto Rumbavant

Patricia Barber

Joe Coughlin with Mark Eisenman Quintet

Christy Doran’s New Bag

Claudia Acuna

Chucho Valdés\The Robin Nolan Trio

July 1

Jill Zmud

Bluesberries

Tambura Rasa

TD Jazz Youth Summit

SHAD

Lorraine Desmarais Big Band

July 1

Jaffa Road

The Central Band of the Canadian Forces

Jayme Stone: Room of Wonders

TD Jazz Youth Summit

Ruby Jean and the Thoughtful Bees

Ohbijou

Jaron Freeman-Fox and the Opposite of Everything

Coeur de Pirate

June 29

DjangoLibre

The Swing Sisters

The Zakari Frantz Trio

The Sway Machinery

Julie Nesrallah

Nellie McKay

Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes

Miguel De Armas Trio

Chris Botti and the National Arts Centre Orchestra

Big Satan

Bombolessé

People Project

Snarky Puppy

June 28

The Bad Plus

June 29

Brad Mehldau Trio

Jean Vanasse / Miroslav Vitous

Nimmons ‘N Nine… Now! Tribute Band

Pierre Yves Martel Quartetski Does Prokofiev

Mike Stern Trio

July 4

Steve Groves Quartet

Vaillancourt Orr Vaillancourt

Lenore Raphael Trio

Le Delphinus Jazz

Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher

The Bad Plus

Al Di Meola World Sinfonia ‘09

Marianne Trudel Septet

July 2

East Side Septet

Caridad Cruz

MAM (SRC)

It’s Only a Paper Balloon (workshop)

Bottoms Out (workshop)

The Power of Song (workshop)

The Souljazz Orchestra

New York Voices

James Farm featuring Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Matt Penman and Ari Hoenig

Bonobo

July 2

Béla Fleck & The Flecktones the original line-up

Matt Andersen

TD Jazz Youth Summit & Galaxie Rising Stars

Kenny Wheeler, Myra Melford, Jon Irabagon and Diana Torto

Erik Truffaz 4tet

Phronesis (band)

Jaga Jazzist

Ilan Bar-Lavi

June 30

Robert Fontaine

Swing Dynamite

Three Little Birds

The Jivewires Jukejoint

Jazz Youth Summit

Colin Stetson

Chris Tarry Group

Renée Yoxon & Mark Ferguson

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Daryl Hall

Kneebody

Caridad Cruz

Get the Blessing

June 29

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

June 30

Naturally Seven

Gladys Knight

Adrian Cho with Impressions in Jazz Orchestra Stan Kenton Tribute

Nathalie Nadon

Ottawa Composer’s Collective with Petr Cancura, John Geggie, Roddy Ellias, Megan Jerome, Jean Martin, Chris Bartos, Olivier

Richard Galliano

July 5

Terminal Baggage Claim

The Mike Tremblay Mark Ferguson Quartet

Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band

Charles Lloyd New Quartet featuring Jason Moran, Larry Grenadier and Eric Harland

Yuval Ron & Residents of the Future

July 3

Elise Letourneau Quartet

New Orleans Express

Servantes

Bria Skonberg

Fred Hersch

TD Jazz Youth Summit & Galaxie Rising Stars

Dave Brubeck & National Arts Centre Orchestra

Gypsophilia

July 3

Daniel Lanois’ Black Dub

The Black-Talk Organ Trio +1

Nancy Walker Quartet

Marianne Trudel Septet

Richard Galliano and Gonzalo Rubalcaba

Way Out Northwest

Ana Moura

July 1

Kandle

Hooded Fang

Jazz Youth Summit & Galaxie Rizing Stars

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra

The Central Band of the Canadian Forces

Emma-Lee

The Lost Fingers

June 30

Wayne Shorter Quartet

A Special Tribute to Jacques Émond (with the Rob Frayne Dream Band, Los Gringos, and the Vic Vogel Big Band)

July 4

Mermaid Beach

Helen Glover Quintet

Magnolia Rhythm Kings

Tom Harrell Quintet

Kellylee Evans

Richard Bona

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

July 1

External links[edit]

  • Ottawa Jazz Festival official website
  • [1] "Ottawa Jazz Festival announces Main Stage lineup for 2013: music of every style"
  • [2] "Ottawa Jazz Festival 2013 lineup: what's on"
  • [3] "Remembering Jacques Emond's life-long love of jazz"
  • [4] "Jazzfest 2012: Younger and a bit jazzier but definitely covered (an analysis)"
  • [5] "Controversy over non-jazz acts reaches Ottawa Jazz Festival Annual Meeting"