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2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival

from Fri Feb 6 to Sun Feb 15 2015

From · Feb · 6 Fri To · Feb · 15 Sun
2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival from Fri Feb 6 to Sun Feb 15, 2015

February 6 – 8 & February 13 – 15 2015

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

The 4th TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival this February takes place over two weekends from February 6 – 8 and February 13 – 15.

The first weekend features a remarkable array of Canadian and international jazz heavyweights. The second weekend showcases unique projects and collaborations with a consummate gathering of remarkable jazz artistry culminating in Shows in Sacred Spaces and a Leonard Cohen 80th birthday tribute.

 

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Day passes available for
Fri Feb 13:
  • Roddy Ellias Septet
  • Elizabeth Shepherd
  • Esmerine, and
  • The Lost Fingers
& Sat Feb 14
  • Scott Helman
  • Jay Malinowski & the Deadcoast
  • Reuben and the Dark
  • Martha Wainwright, and
  • The Cohen Project

All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges / Day passes are non-transferrable

Passes:

$18.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Megan Jerome, Fred Guignion, Mike Essoudry at National Arts Centre Fourth Stage (Ottawa) - Fri Feb 6 2015 at 5:00 pm

Fri Feb 6 2015 at 5:00 pm
National Arts Centre Fourth Stage
National Arts Centre 53 Elgin St Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

Featuring:
Megan Jerome - wurlitzer and voice
Fred Guignion - electric guitar, pedal steel
Don Cummings - Hammond B3
Mike Essoudry - drumset

Megan Jerome is an award winning Canadian singer-songwriter known for her eclectic and soulful piano songs. Her music and performances are arty, funny, sparse and sexy.

… “an incredibly talented artist” – Matthew Pollesol, i(heart)music

Megan Jerome is joined by the electric and grooving Fred Guignion and Mike Essoudry.

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All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges

Tickets:

$18.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Nancy Walker Quintet at National Arts Centre Fourth Stage (Ottawa) - Fri Feb 6 2015 at 7:00 pm

Fri Feb 6 2015 at 7:00 pm
National Arts Centre Fourth Stage
National Arts Centre 53 Elgin St Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

Featuring:
Nancy Walker- piano
Shirantha Beddage- saxophones and bass clarinet
Ted Quinlan- guitar
Kieran Overs- bass
Jim Doxas- drums

Nancy Walker's music reflects her view of the times we live in: at times intense, at times poignant, at times cerebral. The Toronto-based pianist and composer has been recognized with honours Canada-wide, including the National Jazz Awards Keyboardist Of The Year Award, the Montréal International Jazz Festival’s prestigious Grand Prix de Jazz, a JUNO nomination for Instrumental Album Of The Year, and an induction into the Mississauga Music Walk Of Fame.

She has recorded and performed in concert with the cream of Canada’s jazz crop, from saxophonist Kirk MacDonald to vocalist Emilie-Claire Barlow, to bassist John Geggie, to trumpeter Bruce Cassidy. Nancy has several discs to her credit as leader. Her most recent release, 'Til Now Is Secret (Addo Records), showcases ten of her original compositions, inspired by landscapes, visual art, architecture and more. The recording features multi-reed player Shirantha Beddage, guitarist Ted Quinlan, bassist Kieran Overs and drummer Ethan Ardelli.

"Nancy Walker has played enough piano to know how to keep listeners interested however hard she pushes the boundaries of familiarity." - The WholeNote Magazine

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All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges

Tickets:

$25.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Curtis Fowlkes and Bobby Previte at National Arts Centre Fourth Stage (Ottawa) - Fri Feb 6 2015 at 9:00 pm

Fri Feb 6 2015 at 9:00 pm
National Arts Centre Fourth Stage
National Arts Centre 53 Elgin St Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

Featuring:
Charlie Hunter- guitar
Curtis Fowlkes- trombone
Bobby Previte- drums

With a career spanning nearly 20 years and almost 20 albums, Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones, Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight-string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms. Hunter has previously recorded for the venerable Blue Note label, Concord, Ropeadope and others. His recent independent venture is steered by his motivation to release music that most inspires him. Critics have touted his genius technique, but it's his profound artistic sensibility that propels his original music. Hunter's signature style of writing and performing has secured his place as one of today's great guitarists.

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Tickets:

$25.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: FET.NAT at National Arts Centre Fourth Stage (Ottawa) - Sat Feb 7 2015 at 5:00 pm

Sat Feb 7 2015 at 5:00 pm
National Arts Centre Fourth Stage
National Arts Centre 53 Elgin St Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

Featuring:
JFno - Singer
Linsey Wellman - Saxophones, samples
Olivier Fairfield - Drums, synth
Pierre-Luc clément - Guitar, samples

Based in Hull, Québec FET.NAT is a collective that exists since 2010. Using fractured rhythms, grooves, atypical melodies, dislocated forms and improvisation FET.NAT creates a sound of their own. Their music can sound utterly disorganized at times but is always in control, bending space/time with elastic rhythms that some reviewers like to qualify as: "spasmodic-punk". By mixing free jazz, noise, krautrock, punk and even Créole and Afro-beat influences with JFNO's absurd, theatrical and cynical lyrics FET.NAT is a “ludique” quartet that is always looking for novelty in their creation. FET.NAT is totally DIY and very implicated in the visual art scene having collaborations with local illustrators, video artists, poets and screenprinters for all their art work.

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All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges

Tickets:

$18.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Jean-Michel Pilc Trio at National Arts Centre Fourth Stage (Ottawa) - Sat Feb 7 2015 at 7:00 pm

Sat Feb 7 2015 at 7:00 pm
National Arts Centre Fourth Stage
National Arts Centre 53 Elgin St Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

Featuring:
Jean-Michel Pilc- piano
Or Bareket- bass
Jerad Lippi- drums

A US resident for almost two decades, Paris native Jean-Michel Pilc taught himself to play piano. Before moving to the U.S., he had toured throughout Europe, participating on numerous recordings and film scores. In New York, Pilc formed a trio with François Moutin (bass) and Ari Hoenig (drums). The trio became a popular fixture in Big Apple venues such as the Blue Note, Iridium, Knitting Factory, and Sweet Basil. In 2000, Pilc was awarded the Django Reinhardt Prize from the French Jazz Academy. Also in 2000, Pilc’s trio released a pair of acclaimed recordings.

"A dazzlingly inventive pianist."
Nate Chinen, The New York Times

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All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges

Tickets:

$25.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Matt Wilson Quartet at National Arts Centre Fourth Stage (Ottawa) - Sat Feb 7 2015 at 9:00 pm

Sat Feb 7 2015 at 9:00 pm
National Arts Centre Fourth Stage
National Arts Centre 53 Elgin St Ottawa, ON K1P 5W1

Featuring:
Jeff Lederer – saxophone
Kirk Knuffke – cornet
John Geggie – bass
Matt Wilson - drums

New York based drummer and GRAMMY nominee Matt Wilson is one of today’s most celebrated jazz artists. He is universally recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style, as well as being a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teaching artist. Matt’s positive energy, sense of humor, and ability to explore a broad range of musical settings keeps him in constant demand. In addition, Wilson’s dedication to jazz has helped establish him as a beloved world ambassador for the music both on and off the bandstand.

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All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges

Tickets:

$25.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Ottawa) - Sun Feb 8 2015 at 7:00 pm

Sun Feb 8 2015 at 7:00 pm
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St Ottawa, ON

Featuring:
Oliver Mtukudzi- guitarist/vocalist
Tendai Samson Mashingireni Mataure- drummer
Enock Piroro- bass/vocalist
Alice Tarisayi Muringayi- vocalist/percussion
Munyaradzi Mataruse- guitarist/vocalist

One of Africa’s musical giants, Zimbabwe’s Oliver Mtukudzi is a guitarist, vocalist, performer and composer. And he must be one of the few people to have a beat named after him: ‘tuku’!

Zimbabwe’s pride, most successful artist and national treasure, Oliver Mtukudzi is gifted with a deep and gusty voice plus a talent for writing songs that reflect on the daily life and struggles of his people. ‘Tuku’ as he is known, began performing in 1977 and has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond, all the while incorporating elements of different musical traditions. A member of Zimbabwe’s Kore Kore tribe, he sings in the nation’s dominant Shona language as well as Ndebele and English.

Tuku’s music is heavily influenced by a humanist chimurenga ethos, which, in turn, is inspired by the hypnotic rhythms of the mbira (thumb piano). His music also incorporates South Africa mbaqanga, the energetic Zimbabwean pop style jit, and the traditional kateke drumming of his clan.

Tuku (along with Angelique Kidjo, Hugh Masekela and Ladysmith Black Mambazo) is one of the most successful African recordings artists in North America, having sold hundreds of thousands of records on Putumayo, Heads Up/Telarc and Sheer Sound. Tuku is an alumni of Acoustic Africa II (2011 edition) and a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa, focusing on Young People’s Development and HIV and AIDS Prevention.

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All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges

Tickets:

$35.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Roddy Ellias Septet - The Music of Kenny Wheeler at Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Ottawa) - Fri Feb 13 2015 at 6:30 pm

Fri Feb 13 2015 at 6:30 pm
Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St Ottawa, ON

Featuring:
Bill Mahar - trumpet and flugelhorn
Mark Ferguson – trombone
Christine Fagan – voice
Roddy Ellias – guitar
Peter Hum – piano
John Geggie – bass
Jim Doxas – drums

Description of the Kenny Wheeler Project

I’ve been a big fan of Kenny Wheeler’s playing, writing and musical aesthetic from the beginning. Having had a chance to play a concert with him in Montreal years ago with the Altsys Orchestra (directed by Bill Mahar and Jennifer Bell) is an experience that continues to inspire me. The Septet that was put together for this project includes some of my favourite players in Ottawa and Montreal, all of whom have a similar connection with and admiration for Kenny and his music.

In the spirit of Kenny Wheeler, rather than doing cover versions of the music, I decided to slightly arrange his music to suit the personnel and instrumentation of the ensemble. Kenny left us so much beautiful music that it was difficult to choose what to play but more difficult to choose what to leave out! In the end, it doesn’t really matter because every piece he wrote is a total gem!

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Tickets:

$30.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Elizabeth Shepherd in the Sanctuary at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Ottawa) - Fri Feb 13 2015 at 7:30 pm

Fri Feb 13 2015 at 7:30 pm
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St Ottawa, ON

Featuring:
Elizabeth Shepherd - lead vocals, keyboards and laptop
Michael Occhipinti - guitar and vocals
Scott Kemp - electric bass and vocals
Colin Kingsmore - drums and vocals
Tara Kannangara - trumpet and vocals

A jazz virtuoso blessed with a pop sensibility, Elizabeth Shepherd arrived on the international scene in 2006 when her debut album Start To Move was voted one of the Top 3 jazz albums of the year by the listeners of the influential Gilles Peterson Show on BBC Radio Worldwide. The Montreal-based souljazz innovator has released five widely acclaimed records and toured extensively in North America, Europe, Japan and Latin America.

A three-time JUNO nominee, Elizabeth Shepherd has received widespread praise for her hip song-writing and soulful delivery. Along with Esperanza Spalding, Robert Glasper, and Jose James she is seen as part of a wave of young jazz musicians bringing the art form to a new generation of music fans. Elizabeth's latest album The Signal (out September 30, 2014) is her most ambitious to date. The Signal has already been called "a masterpiece" and appeared on many "Best Albums of 2014" lists among jazz and pop critics alike.

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Tickets:

$30.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Esmerine at Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Ottawa) - Fri Feb 13 2015 at 8:30 pm

Fri Feb 13 2015 at 8:30 pm
Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St Ottawa, ON

Featuring:
Bruce Cawdron - marimba, drums, melodic percussion
Beckie Foon – cello
Jamie Thompson - drums, percussion
Brian Sanderson - multiple instruments

Esmerine is a Canadian modern chamber music group that incorporates genres such as drone music, post punk, and Turkish folk. Founded in Montreal in 2000 by Bruce Cawdron (drums) and Beckie Foon (cello), current members also include percussionist Jamie Thompson and multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson. The band has released four solo albums, and their latest, Dalmak, was awarded Instrumental Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2014.

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Tickets:

$30.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: The Lost Fingers in the Sanctuary at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Ottawa) - Fri Feb 13 2015 at 9:30 pm

Fri Feb 13 2015 at 9:30 pm
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St Ottawa, ON

By exercising remarkable musicianship, heavenly vocals and creative arrangements, along with a keen sense of humor and eccentric fashion, this quartet transforms pop/rock music classics performed in a Django gypsy jazz style with a hint of blue grass. Their creativity and virtuosity allows them to take the listener on an entertaining music journey through everything from AC/DC to Stevie Wonders to Michael Jackson to Deee-lite to Kool and the gang to Stromae. This is a remarkable, high energy and fun show is designed for music lovers, pop-culture aficionados, and even conservative jazz experts.

The Lost Fingers have sold over 400,000 albums across the world and have a Canadian double-platinum selling “Lost in the 80′s” album and a gold selling “Rendez-vous Rose” album under their Tiger of Sweden sponsored belts. They’ve toured Canada coast to coast, and performed in over 22 different countries such as the US, Russia, France, Spain, Lithuania, Turkey, United Emirates, New Caledonia and Colombia to name a few. They’ve shared the stage with a long list of top-selling artists, most notably Celine Dion, when they performed together on TV’s Star Academie.

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Tickets:

$35.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Scott Helman in the Sanctuary at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Ottawa) - Sat Feb 14 2015 at 5:45 pm

Sat Feb 14 2015 at 5:45 pm
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St Ottawa, ON

NOTE: The venue has changed for this event. It was originally scheduled to take place in Room 17, Dominion-Chalmers United Church, but is now occurring in Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church.

From the moment Toronto born Scott discovered an old vinyl version of Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, Scott Helman became a sponge listening to the greats – the Beatles, Dylan, Young and on and on. He learned how to play guitar and he started writing songs, trying to find his own voice. For his birthday, a friend bought him some time in a studio to record a couple of demos. The studio owner loved what he heard and offered Scott free time to record some more songs. Those demos led Scott to a performance in the offices at Warner Music Canada where, sitting on a stool with his guitar in his lap, he filled the room with a voice that stunned all that were there.

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Tickets:

$25.00
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2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Jay Malinowski & the Deadcoast at Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Ottawa) - Sat Feb 14 2015 at 6:30 pm

Sat Feb 14 2015 at 6:30 pm
Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St Ottawa, ON

NOTE: The venue has changed for this event. It was originally scheduled to take place in Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church, but is now occurring in Room 17, Dominion-Chalmers United Church.

Canadian singer, songwriter Jay Malinowski & the Deadcoast perform a musical adventure featuring the story of Malinowski’s French Huguenot ancestor, Charles Martel who watched his mother beheaded in Lyon for her protestant convictions.

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Tickets:

$35.00
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2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Reuben and the Dark in the Sanctuary at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Ottawa) - Sat Feb 14 2015 at 7:30 pm

Sat Feb 14 2015 at 7:30 pm
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St Ottawa, ON

NOTE: The venue has changed for this event. It was originally scheduled to take place in Room 17, Dominion-Chalmers United Church, but is now occurring in Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church.

Reuben Bullock – vocals/guitar
Shea Alain – guitar/banjo/keys
Dillon Whitfield - bass
Kaelen Ohm – guitar/keys
Brock Geiger – drums

Calgary's Reuben and the Dark is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy.

Boasting a rare chemistry between all members across western Canada, Reuben and the Dark has emerged organically from Canada's stellar independent scene on the strength of often anthemic compositions that translate the language of emotion into song with haunting clarity.

Their debut album is produced by the UK's Chris Hayden (Florence & the Machine) and Canada's Stephen Kozmeniuk (Madonna, Nicki Minaj, and The Game feat Kanye West) and is being mixed by Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele).

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Tickets:

$35.00
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2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Martha Wainwright at Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Ottawa) - Sat Feb 14 2015 at 8:30 pm

Sat Feb 14 2015 at 8:30 pm
Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St Ottawa, ON

NOTE: The venue has changed for this event. It was originally scheduled to take place in Woodside Hall, Dominion-Chalmers United Church, but is now occurring in Room 17, Dominion-Chalmers United Church.

With an undeniable voice and an arsenal of powerful songs, Martha is a beguiling performer and a refreshingly different force in music. As the daughter of folk legends, Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III, music was a pivotal part of her childhood and adolescence. As a child, she was often on stage with her parents and the entire McGarrigle family.

In 2005, she released her first album, ‘Martha Wainwright’, to great critical and commercial acclaim. Since then she’s has nine more highly successful albums to her credit. Other significant accomplishments include performing in Martin Scorsese’s film The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio, contributing two songs to the soundtrack of the independent film, ‘P.S.’ starring Laura Linney and directed by Dylan Kidd and she recently she completed production on an upcoming HBO miniseries, Olive Kitteridge to be released in 2014

Martha continues to create her own music with an extraordinary versatile and compelling voice.

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Tickets:

$35.00
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2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Cohen Project in the Sanctuary at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Ottawa) - Sat Feb 14 2015 at 9:30 pm

Sat Feb 14 2015 at 9:30 pm
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St Ottawa, ON

This is the ideal way to celebrate an exciting and unique Valentine’s Day! Small Shows in Sacred Spaces features the five artists scheduled for Feb. 14 in their own unique shows throughout various smaller spaces inside Dominion-Chalmers United Church. Later that evening inside the Sanctuary each artist will perform 3 songs in one breath-taking musical tribute to Canadian legend singer songwriter Leonard Cohen’s 80th birthday!

 

 

Artists performing include:

Jay Malinowski & the Deadcoast
Reuben and the Dark
Scott Helman
Martha Wainwright

Automatically receive $10 off your ticket to the Leonard Cohen Tribute when also purchasing any ticket to a concert with an artist listed above.

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All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges

Tickets:

$50.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE

2015 TD Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival: Mary Margaret O'Hara, Peggy Lee and Aidan Closs in the Sanctuary at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (Ottawa) - Sun Feb 15 2015 at 7:00 pm

Sun Feb 15 2015 at 7:00 pm
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
355 Cooper St Ottawa, ON

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All Ages Welcome / No Refunds or Exchanges

Tickets:

$25.00
NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ONLINE