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Postponed

Hi everyone I know these are strange times for everyone. I hope you are all adjusting to the new size of personal space (2 metres) and whatever other realities this is bringing into your life. The family has decided to … Continue reading

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Henry was a busy person!

While we all knew that Henry was a very generous person and volunteered in so many ways, this tribute from CHEO’s CEO just adds to the list of where he made a difference:

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Celebrating Henry’s life

Hi everyone Here is the information about the celebration of Henry’s life in April 2020: https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/henry-jaques-1078359572 I’ve offered the family our help so if we can do something, we will be in touch with those who would be willing. Update … Continue reading

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Memories of Henry Jaques

These are comments and memories of our dear friend and colleague, Henry Jaques, shared by stage volunteers: I am so very sorry to hear this news. I only volunteered at the festival for two summers, but Henry made a big … Continue reading

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Sad News

It is with deep regret that we must announce that our very dear friend and stage crew leader Henry Jaques passed away suddenly January 20, 2020. Henry was part of the very foundation of the Ottawa Jazz Festival dedicating thousands … Continue reading

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Thank you!!!

Today is International Volunteer Day and a great day to remember the fun we had this summer. The stage team is a fairly large part of the overall festival volunteer team but none of us could do this without each … Continue reading

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Well, that’s a wrap

The jazz festival is over for another year. The main stage cover is down and packed, along with all the rest of the stage supplies and tools. The volunteer thank you party was a lot of fun. There are some … Continue reading

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Stormy day

Today we had the pleasure of hosting the National Arts Centre Orchestra on our stage as they played with Omara Portuondo and her group as part of Omara’s Last Kiss tour.  As usual, hosting the orchestra takes some extra work. … Continue reading

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A grateful artist

Today’s 6:30 performer was Angelique Francis. She put on a great show and got the audience up and dancing and singing with her–so much energy! After the concert she asked me to thank the team today for her. She said … Continue reading

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First show on the main stage!

The volunteers worked hard today so that the music could start right on time. One team worked with John to finish all the last minute set up tasks. Another team worked with Riek to set up the two soundchecks in … Continue reading

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