The Ottawa International Jazz Festival is the premier music event to take place in downtown Ottawa at Marion Dewar Plaza and nearby venues, and we are proud to be part of the continuing tradition of bringing jazz to the National Capital Region. Set on a bold path, trailblazing the most dynamic programming and innovations the Festival continues to present the finest musicians from across Canada and around the world in all genres and inspirations of Jazz.
Over the years, the Jazz Festival has presented some of the most dynamic jazz artists on the scene, from the traditional to the avant-garde, such as Herbie Hancock, Salif Keita, Dave Brubeck, Roy Haynes, Toots Thielemans, Branford Marsalis, Béla Fleck, Kenny Werner, Stanley Jordan, Sonny Rollins, Terence Blanchard, Diana Krall, D.D. Jackson, Maynard Ferguson, and John Mayall – to name only a few.
In 2010 the Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary of consecutive programming, boasting the largest loyal audience of its kind in eastern Ontario.
Check out the Downtown Rideau Series:
Saturday June 22nd, 2019 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm
Tuesday, June 25th , 2019 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm
Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thursday, June 27th, 2019 @ 6:30pm-7:30pm