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2017 Ottawa Jazz Festival Lineup

OttawaJazzScene.ca presents your easy-to-read, independent guide to the 2017 Ottawa Jazz Festival, with everything in one place.

Thursday, June 22 to Sunday, July 2, 2017
Passes: Gold: $327, Bronze: $199, Youth: $99. Multi-day passes also available.

Historically, the order of admittance to Ottawa Jazz Festival to inside shows has been individual ticket holders, then Gold pass holders, then Bronze pass holders, then youth pass holders, then volunteers.

Tickets for individual indoor shows, or outdoor shows in one day are also available. $3 extra charge for tickets purchased the day of the show.

Read our analysis of the 2017 Ottawa Jazz Festival.

Updated 2017 March 23 17:15

Main Stage Confederation Park (times not yet available)

  • St. Paul and the Broken Bones   - Thu June 22
  • Alex Goodman Group  - Thu June 22 (CDN)

  • Serena Ryder - Fri June 23
  • The Jerry Cans - Fri June 23
  • Gypsophilia - Fri June 23 (CDN)

  • Kenny Rogers' Final World Tour: The Gambler's Last Deal with Special Guest Linda Davis - Sat June 24
  • TATRAN - Sat June 24

  • Joss Stone - Sun June 25

  • Davina & The Vagabonds  - Mon June 26
  • Joel Miller with Sienna Dahlen : Dream Cassette  - Mon June 26 (CDN)
  • "To Ray, With Love" Maceo Parker & The Ray Charles Orchestra featuring the Raelettes   - Mon June 26

  • Caravan Palace  - Tue June 27
  • In Orbit featuring Jeff Coffin, Michael Occhipinti & Felix Pastorius - Tue June 27

  • Sammy Miller Congregation  - Wed June 28
  • Red Hook Soul  - Wed June 28
  • Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra, Featuring Carla Bley - Wed June 28

  • Rory Block - Thu June 29
  • The Legendary Downchild Blues Band - Thu June 29
  • Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters- Thu June 29

  • Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires  - Fri June 30
  • Bixiga 70 - Fri June 30

  • Feist - Sat Jul 2
  • Allison Au Quartet - Sun Jul 2  (CDN)

Discovery Series - 6 p.m. - La Nouvelle Scène Studio A

  • grünen - Thu June 22
  • Perch Hen Brock & Rain - Fri June 23
  • Dinosaur - Sat June 24
  • Naked Wolf  - Sun June 25
  • Andrew Downing's Otterville - Mon June 26 (CDN)
  • Youn Sun Nah - Tue June 27
  • Interzone - Wed June 28
  • BassDrumBone - Thu June 29
  • Quinn Bachand's Brishen - Fri June 30
  • - Sat Jul 1
  • Mark Guiliana Jazz Quartet - Sun Jul 2

Discovery Series in conjunction with Canada Scene - 6 p.m. - National Arts Centre Back Stage

  • Gord Grdina's Haram - Sat June 24 (CDN)
  • Al Muirhead Quartet with Guido Basso - Sun June 25 (CDN)
  • - Mon June 26
  • - Tue June 27
  • - Thu June 29
  • - Fri June 30
  • - Sat Jul 1
  • - Sun Jul 2

Jazz Warrior Series - 7 p.m. - National Arts Centre Theatre

  • Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan - Fri June 23
  • Kenny Barron - Sat June 24
  • - Sun June 25
  • - Mon June 26
  • - Tue June 27
  • - Wed June 28
  • - Thu June 29
  • - Fri June 30
  • - Sat Jul 1
  • - Sun Jul 2

Discovery Series - 8 p.m. - La Nouvelle Scène Studio A

  • Nick Fraser / Tony Malaby / Kris Davis  - Thu June 22
  • Ellias / Copland / Vedady  - Sun June 25
  • - Fri June 23
  • - Sat June 24
  • - Sun June 25
  • - Mon June 26
  • Sonoluminescence Trio  - Tue June 27 (CDN)
  • - Wed June 28
  • Neil Cowley Trio - Thu June 29
  • - Thu June 29
  • Ryan Keberle & Catharsis - Fri June 30
  • - Sat Jul 1
  • - Sun Jul 2

Jazz Warrior Series - 7 p.m. - National Arts Centre Studio

  • Hiromi Duet: Featuring Edmar Castañeda - Tue June 27
  • The Bad Plus - Wed June 28
  • Donny McCaslin Group - Thu June 29 (also at 9 p.m.)
  • Phronesis - Fri June 30


Jazz Warrior Series - 9 p.m. - National Arts Centre Theatre

  • HUDSON: Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski, John Scofield - Sat June 24
  • - Sun June 25
  • - Mon June 26
  • - Tue June 27
  • - Wed June 28
  • - Fri June 30
  • - Sat Jul 1
  • - Sun Jul 2

OLG After Dark Series - 10:30 p.m.

  • Pierre Kwenders - Thu June 22
  • Hannah Georgas - Fri June 23
  • Lemon Bucket Orkestra - Sat June 24
  • Igor Butman and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra - Sun June 25
  • Robert Glasper Experiment - Mon June 26
  • Shabaka & The Ancestors - Tue June 27
  • Nomadic Massive - Wed June 28
  • Kandace Springs - Thu June 29
  • Jacob Collier - Fri June 30
  • - Sat Jul 1
  • - Sun Jul 2

Local artists stage in Marion Dewar Plaza - Noon (Free)

  • TBA

Youth Series

  • TBA

Canada Day (July 1) Programming

  • TBA

The late-night jams will be held at the Lord Elgin Hotel, in the Grill 41 restaurant, starting at 10:30 p.m. each evening. The host band has not yet been announced.

Original sources for this report: Ottawa Jazz Festival website, individual musicians

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