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TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

from Thu Jun 22 to Sun Jul 2 2017

To buy tickets by phone, call (613) 241-2633.
Or visit in person at 294 Albert Street, Suite 602, Ottawa.

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All Ages Welcome / Passes are transferrable / No Refunds or Exchanges / Rain or Shine

Available
Pass Type: Bronze Pass
$199.00
(incl. fees & tax)

All Ages Welcome / Transferable
No Refunds or Exchanges / Rain or Shine

Your e-ticket may be redeemed for your Festival Pass at the Box Office in Confederation Park anytime during the festival.

Visit http://ottawajazzfestival.com/tickets/ for full pass privilege details.

Includes: • Confederation Park concerts • Tartan Homes Stage • OLG After Dark Series • National Arts Centre concerts (admission is first-come, first-served after single ticket holders and Gold Pass holders) • Late Night Jamming

Available
Pass Type: Youth (25 & Under) Pass
$99.00
(incl. fees & tax)

All Ages Welcome / Transferable
Proof of age eligibility required for Youth pass admission.
No Refunds or Exchanges / Rain or Shine

Your e-ticket may be redeemed for your Festival Pass at the Box Office in Confederation Park anytime during the festival.

Visit http://ottawajazzfestival.com/tickets/ for full pass privilege details.

Includes: • Confederation Park concerts • Tartan Homes Stage • OLG After Dark Series • National Arts Centre concerts (admission is first-come, first-served after single ticket holders and Gold Pass holders) • Late Night Jamming

Available
Pass Type: Gold Pass
$327.00
(incl. fees & tax)

All Ages Welcome / Transferable
No Refunds or Exchanges / Rain or Shine

Visit http://ottawajazzfestival.com/tickets/ for full pass privilege details.

Includes: • Confederation Park concerts • Tartan Homes Stage • OLG After Dark Series • National Arts Centre concerts (30% reserved for Gold Pass holders, admission is first-come, first-served after single ticket holders) • Covered seating in the Gold Pass area with Private bar • Late Night Jamming
 

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Festival Events on Thu Jun 22, 2017

Single Day Ticket
(Includes all concerts in Confederation Park & the Tartan Homes Stage)

Thu Jun 22 2017 at 5:30 pm
Park Gates at 5:30 pm

TekSavvy Main Stage
Confederation Park Laurier Ave & Elgin Street Ottawa, ON K1P 5J2

St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Like Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell and Alabama Shakes before them, St. Paul & the Broken Bones is proving that Alabama is fertile ground for artists who combine a wealth of American musical influences. Formed by bassist Jesse Phillips and singer Paul Janeway in 2011, the octet found itself opening for the Rolling Stones two years later and performing at the Glastonbury Festival in 2016. Featuring Janeway’s expressive voice, a powerful horn section and tight rhythm section, the band recalls the timeless sound of Otis Redding but also integrates contemporary beats and sound dynamics. The band’s second album, Sea of Noise, was released in late 2016, garnering extensive airplay on campus and satellite radio, and its live shows continue to build the group’s reputation for highly energized performances in the tradition of its soul influences.
Alex Goodman Group
Toronto native Alex Goodman is following in the well-trod footsteps of Canadian artists who make a bigger name for themselves outside their own country than they do at home. In 2014, Goodman became the first Canadian to win both first place and the people’s choice category in the Montreux Jazz Festival’s International Guitar Competition. Guitar International has called him “a definitive musical voice.” Goodman moved to New York City in 2012 to pursue a graduate degree at the Manhattan School of Music, and has remained in the city to work with artists that include Dick Oatts, Kevin Hays and Rich Perry. Here at home, his 2013 album, Bridges, was nominated for a JUNO Award in the contemporary jazz category. Goodman won a 2013 ASCAP Herb Alpert Jazz Composer Award, and has written extensively for solo guitar, chamber groups, string quartets and big bands.
Pierre Kwenders
Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pierre Kwenders first caught ears in his adopted Canada for his contributions to Radio Radio’s fourth album in 2012. Singing and rapping in four languages, Kwenders combines a broad range of African and Western influences. Electronic beats rub against vocal choruses in African dialects and then intercut to more traditional rap wordplay. Highly infectious rhythms are woven throughout. After releasing a pair of EPs in 2013, in 2014 Kwenders released the full-length Le Dernier empereur bantou, which was nominated for both a JUNO Award and the Polaris Music Prize. More recently, Kwenders has become an active member of Moonshine, a Montreal-based collective of DJs, instrumentalists and visual artists that is focused on representing diversity in all its facets. Along with fellow Moonshine member Ngabonziza Kiroko he has also formed Abakos, his first English-language project.

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PLEASE NOTE: Ticket prices increase by $3 day of show.

Available
Ticket Type: Regular
$47.00

General Admission / All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges / Rain or Shine


Available
Ticket Type: Platinum
$67.00

General Admission / All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges / Rain or Shine

Platinum seating is designated and guaranteed uncovered seating in the first few rows in front of the TekSavvy Main Stage.

• Limited Quantities

Available
Ticket Type: Youth
$37.00

General Admission / All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges / Rain or Shine

Proof of age eligibility required for Youth ticket admission.

• Ages 12 – 25 (inclusive)

GRÜNEN
(Discovery Series)

Thu Jun 22 2017 at 6:00 pm
Show at 6:00 pm

La Nouvelle Scène - Studio A
333 King Edward Ave Ottawa, ON K1N 7M5

grünen
Project after project, Achim Kaufmann has proven to be one of the most creative pianists on Europe’s jazz scene. He has brought a depth of imagination to works by John Hollenbeck, Mark Dresser, Jim Black and Chris Speed, as well on his own recordings. Joined by bassist Robert Landfermann and drummer Christian Lillinger in Grünen (“the greening”) Kaufmann turns the piano trio tradition on its ear, creating a true cooperative group where each member is free to use their own range of techniques and musical vocabularies. To establish its mandate in 2009, the group recorded its first album with no prior rehearsal or design; true free improvisation. For its second album, 2014’s Pith and Twig, the trio mixed some through-composed elements with its spontaneous approach, but its music retains its adventurous spirit—an open-ended environment where anyone can take the lead, lay out or solo, completely in the moment.

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PLEASE NOTE: Ticket prices increase by $3 day of show.

General Admission / All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges / Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the show. / Late comers may not be admitted.


Available
Tickets:
$27.00

NICK FRASER / TONY MALABY / KRIS DAVIS
(Discovery Series)

Thu Jun 22 2017 at 8:00 pm
Show at 8:00 pm

La Nouvelle Scène - Studio A
333 King Edward Ave Ottawa, ON K1N 7M5

Nick Fraser / Tony Malaby / Kris Davis
Ottawa native Nick Fraser may have accompanied more headline musicians than any drummer alive, thanks to his years of participation as the house drummer for the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival’s late-night jams. That role illustrates the range of his talent—able to hold the pocket for mainstream jazz players or exchange improvised musical ideas with the wildest of free players. Fraser can do it all, which is why he has steadily built a career as a go-to drummer since moving to Toronto in 1995. In addition to working with artists that include Mike Murley, Phil Dwyer, Rich Underhill, Michael Snow and David Occhipinti, he has been an important catalyst of new music in Toronto. He is a co-founder of The Association of Improvising Musicians of Toronto, a non-profit co-operative, co-leader of the group Drumheller, and a member of Ugly Beauties (with Marilyn Lerner and Matt Brubeck) and the Lina Allemano Four. His own work includes four albums, under his own name and with fellow former Ottawan Justin Haynes.

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PLEASE NOTE: Ticket prices increase by $3 day of show.

General Admission / All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges / Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the show. / Late comers may not be admitted.


Available
Tickets:
$27.00

PIERRE KWENDERS
(OLG After Dark Series)

Thu Jun 22 2017 at 10:30 pm
Show at 10:30 pm

Tartan Homes Stage
Laurier Avenue across from Confederation Park Ottawa, ON

Pierre Kwenders
Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pierre Kwenders first caught ears in his adopted Canada for his contributions to Radio Radio’s fourth album in 2012. Singing and rapping in four languages, Kwenders combines a broad range of African and Western influences. Electronic beats rub against vocal choruses in African dialects and then intercut to more traditional rap wordplay. Highly infectious rhythms are woven throughout. After releasing a pair of EPs in 2013, in 2014 Kwenders released the full-length Le Dernier empereur bantou, which was nominated for both a JUNO Award and the Polaris Music Prize. More recently, Kwenders has become an active member of Moonshine, a Montreal-based collective of DJs, instrumentalists and visual artists that is focused on representing diversity in all its facets. Along with fellow Moonshine member Ngabonziza Kiroko he has also formed Abakos, his first English-language project.

Select Tickets

PLEASE NOTE: Ticket prices increase by $3 day of show.

General Admission / All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges


Available
Tickets:
$22.00

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