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OttawaJazzScene.ca told you about jazz in unexpected contexts like this Conjunction show at Chamberfest ©Brett Delmage, 2016OttawaJazzScene.ca's annual reader-funding campaign is now on.

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OttawaJazzScene.ca told you about jazz in unexpected places, such as John Stetch playing in the local Steinway Piano Gallery ©Brett Delmage, 2016Why readers are supporting OttawaJazzScene.ca now

For too long, the Ottawa jazz scene has been operating largely under the radar, and yet, talents abound. Thank you for making all this rich cultural asset available to all.
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