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Day Four at Confederation Park

Today was the last day of the 2021 festival. It has been absolutely glorious to be able to present live jazz to an in person audience in the park again! It has also been hot! The Lucas Haneman Express did … Continue reading

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Day 3 at Confederation Park

Yes, it was hot in the park today. We had a good crowd for the 1 pm show and the musicians really enjoyed playing together for us all! There was also a vintage pop up event happening inside the fenced … Continue reading

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Day 2 at Confederation Park

Today was hot. It went way beyond warm for sure. The team worked steady and it all gone done. There was some great music made by Sweet Revival at 1. Thanks to all of you! It was too hot to … Continue reading

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The music has started!

Today, Live Jazz is finally back in Confederation Park! It has been a very long time! There was a decent sized audience to enjoy the first show, by CU3B4. It was very good!!! And smiles all around as everyone enjoyed … Continue reading

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Setting up at Confederation Park

Here we are back at Confederation Park. The set up is much smaller this year but that’s fine as the shows are much smaller too. It will still be great music by local musicians!!! Hope to see you at the … Continue reading

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Set up Day at Moore Farm!

Today, the crew set up the stage and equipment at Moore Farm in Gatineau. This is a lovely venue in a restored barn. A link to this year’s photo album is in the Photo tab.

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And we are back!

Yes, the jazz festival is back, in a smaller COVID unfriendly version. We don’t want to let this infection grow and spread! But live music, in a variety of settings. The stage crew will be helping at two venues: Moore … Continue reading

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From the festival to all volunteers

Here’s a letter from John Cvetan, Volunteer Coordinator, to all of the festival’s volunteers: To all our wonderful Volunteers, To the many wonderful people, young and old, from many professional and cultural backgrounds giving up their time for 10 days … Continue reading

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2020 Ottawa Jazz Festival will be a bit different this year

Hi everyone! After announcing that the festival was cancelled this year, because of COVID19, I was happy to see that there will still be 10 evenings of concerts, streamed on the festival’s web site This way, as stage crew, we … Continue reading

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Cancelled due to COVID19

Today, the 2020 Ottawa Jazz Festival was officially cancelled because of restrictions related to COVID19 and the appropriate restrictions on public events and gatherings. Stay tuned for more information from the festival on their plans for later in the year, … Continue reading

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